Why Choose EmployHealth?

Employhealth is a division of Summit Medical Group, a widely known and trusted leader in the provision of healthcare in East Tennessee.  Summit is recognized nationally for quality medical management and innovation and certified by the National Commission on Quality Assurance (NCQA) for clinical excellence in heart/stroke, diabetes care and as the nation’s largest Patient-Centered Medical Home, designed to maximize health outcomes through a physician led, team-based model of continuous coordinated care.

Summit Medical Group is a primary healthcare organization consisting of over 220 physicians and 80 advanced practitioners serving 11 East Tennessee counties.  Summit provides care and services at 70 practice locations, 4 ancillary centers, a central laboratory, 4 physical therapy centers, 3 Summit Express Centers, and an award winning corporate wellness & occupational health program. The later programs implemented through EmployHealth, a part of Summit’s Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services (D.T.S.) Department. 

Summit Medical Group has provided worksite wellness services to the City of Knoxville since 2008. During that time, the City of Knoxville has consistently seen the cost of healthcare per employee decrease as compared to the national average.  This program serves approximately 1538 employees and has a unique, innovative design and composition.  Services provided the City of Knoxville are: acute care to include employees and dependents; employee physicals (including police and fire) and job placement health analysis; drug testing; ergonomics; annual Health Risk Assessments (HRA) including biometrics, stratification of data, and assignment of chronic disease risk categories; health coaching; health education; laboratory; workers compensation triage, analysis and treatment; workers compensation case management; physical therapy; and, physical fitness.  In July of 2011, the City of Knoxville received the National Underwriter Magazine’s top award for “Excellence in Workers’ Comp Risk Management.” Summit EmployHealth is proud to serve as a part of the City of Knoxville’s risk management team.

An average onsite acute care center estimates a reduction of $10.88 per employee if the clinic is utilized to capacity.

Occupational medicine management, on average, reduces costs of $3.05 per employee.