Troup County Collaborative
Health and Wellness Center completes renovation

| April 19, 2022

Improvements will make patients feel more comfortable, safer and continue high utilization of center

Troup County has completed a major renovation at its Troup County Collaborative Health and Wellness Center, an onsite health center for employees operated by WeCare tlc.

The project included new hardwood flooring, signage, lighting, counter tops and lobby furniture, all of which serve to create a more comfortable environment for patients. A filtration component was added to the heating and air system and a separate sick waiting room was created to provide a cleaner, safer environment for all patients.

The renovation was funded by a recent federal grant and is part of the county’s commitment to continuous healthcare improvement. In addition to Troup County employees, the health center serves employees of LaGrange College and ADVICS Manufacturing Georgia, LLC. It also provides the same advanced primary care services for inmates at the Troup County Jail.

The Troup County Collaborative Health and Wellness Center first came about a decade ago when the county was struggling with rising healthcare costs. County leaders wanted to find a solution that not only lowered costs, but would provide high-quality care and improve overall health. Since 2011, WeCare tlc is proud to be Troup County’s partner that has accomplished these goals.

“I’m very thankful for the resources that the Troup County Board of Commissioners has allocated to our employees,” said Eric Mosley, County Manager of Troup County Board of Commissioners. “Speaking for myself, I’m very grateful to have resources at my fingertips that allow me to live a healthier lifestyle.”

This past year, an annual report on the success of Troup County health center found:
• 81 percent of all eligible employees have utilized the health center
• 67 percent of provider visits were for patients who designated the health center as their medical home
• 21 percent of the members utilizing the health center have not incurred a health plan claim
• 56 percent of patients with a diabetes diagnosis have their hemoglobin A1C within target
• 83 percent savings in outside lab orders were completed inside the health center versus in the community for those on the health plan

“Troup County is one of our most engaged clients who really understands our vision for changing the way healthcare is delivered,” said Raegan Le Douaron, president of WeCare tlc. “We’ve been able to establish a true partnership through mutual support and communication, and that’s what’s really helped make the Troup County health center successful. We’re extremely excited about the center’s recent renovation and are confident it will help patients feel more comfortable and safer during visits.”

WeCare tlc manages on or near-site healthcare centers for schools, municipals and companies across the nation. It aims to provide exemplary health care services for patients, while keeping costs low for employers. All of its centers have adopted Bridges of Excellence standards, the highest standards across the industry.