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Ruiz Foods Opens On-Site Health Center at Dinuba, California, Plant

Feb. 22, 2024
The new health center is the third such facility the company has opened over the last several months at its plants across the country.

Frozen Mexican food processor Ruiz Food Products Inc. has opened another on-site health center for its insured employees and their covered family members, this time at its Dinuba, Calif., plant. The company previously opened health centers at its Florence, S.C., and Denison, Texas, facilities in late 2023.

The Ruiz Foods Health Center, operated by CareATC, will provide access to primary care — including lab tests, chronic health services and generic prescription medications at no additional cost. A physician, nurse practitioner and two medical assistants will staff the center, which opened on Feb. 12, 2024.

“The convenience of an on-site health center is proven to improve team member health while lowering the cost of care for team members and the company,” Kimberli Carrol, president and CEO of Ruiz Foods, said in a release distributed by the company. “We hope Ruiz Foods team members will appreciate that our health centers will intentionally schedule longer appointments than standard clinics, so our healthcare professionals have more time to answer questions and improve employee health.”

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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