Ruiz Foods Health Center operated by CareATC offers convenient, on-site primary health care to Denison team members
DENISON, Texas (December 6, 2023) – Ruiz Food Products, Inc., the largest frozen Mexican food manufacturer in the United States, today announced the opening of a new, on-site health center for insured team members and their covered family members at the company’s Denison, Texas plant, replacing an existing off-site facility. Ruiz Foods also opened a similar on-site clinic at the Florence, South Carolina plant in early November and has plans for another on-site clinic at the Dinuba, California location in early 2024.
The Ruiz Foods Health Center operated by CareATC will provide insured team members and their covered family members with access to primary care, including lab tests and chronic health services at no additional cost. The health center will be staffed by a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner and two medical assistants.
“The Ruiz Foods family values the significance of on-site healthcare and the convenience it offers our team members without extra expenses or co-pays,” said Matt Ruiz, Ruiz Foods director of corporate and community relations and son of co-founder, Fred Ruiz. “While our former near-site health center was helpful to our team members, the added convenience of this new on-site health center is a perfect reflection of our values as a family-owned company that deeply cares for our team members.”
“National research shows on-site health centers help improve the health of team member while, at the same time, lowering the overall cost of care,”, said Kimberli Carroll, Ruiz Foods chief operating officer. “Ruiz Foods team members appreciate that our health centers intentionally schedule longer appointments than standard clinics. This allows our healthcare professionals more time to address questions and enhance the overall health of our team members.” Carroll noted that the Ruiz Foods Health Center operated by CareATC will have extended hours two days a week to accommodate team members working second and third shifts at the Denison plant.
“Moving to this new on-site health center underscores Ruiz Foods’ continued dedication to its workforce in Denison,” said Tony Kaai, President of Denison Development Alliance. “Ruiz Foods stands out as a premier workplace in the region, and the opening of this new health center represents a significant step in enhancing the well-being of its employees and their families.”
The Ruiz Foods Health Center opened on Nov. 20.
About Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
Ruiz Foods Products, Inc. is a privately-owned corporation co-founded by Fred Ruiz and his father, Louis, in 1964. Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter of Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Fred Ruiz, is a member of the board of directors. Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial, and food service. Ruiz Foods’ El Monterey® brand is the #1 selling frozen Mexican food in the United States and Tornados®, the company’s snack brand is a leader on the convenience store roller grill. Ruiz Foods employs more than 4,500 Team Members in ﬁve facilities located in California, Texas, and South Carolina. For more information, please visit www.ruizfoods.com.
CareATC, Inc., is a leading innovator in employer-sponsored healthcare. Offering customized healthcare benefit solutions for employers, CareATC’s advanced transformational care model drives engagement, improves health outcomes, lowers healthcare costs and provides transparency into the total cost of care. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, CareATC manages more than 150 clients in 26 states, cares for more than 430,000 members and is Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. To learn more about CareATC, Inc., visit https://www.careatc.com.