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Marathon Health Overview

Winooski, VT
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Marathon Health offers a proven solution for helping employers reduce the total cost of healthcare. The Marathon Health approach integrates the best practices of onsite primary care, health assessment with risk identification, coaching and advocacy, and disease management for ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission:
Marathon Health is a different kind of healthcare company.
Our mission is to inspire people to lead healthier lives. In turn, we help employers stabilize healthcare costs. It's a simple equation that yields powerful results.

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Marathon Health – Why Work For Us?

Since 2005, physicians, nurses, dietitians, specialists and staff members at Marathon Health have dedicated themselves to changing the way healthcare is delivered. Our motivation is simple: improve population health by identifying health risks and working with people, one-on-one, to help mitigate those risks. Because employers are often the gateway to healthcare within the U.S., we help develop healthy workers and decrease the cost of care in the process. The best way to keep people healthy is to keep them from getting sick in the first place.

Integrated healthcare for a healthy outlook

Based in Vermont, we operate clinics for employer organizations in 40 states and within several industry verticals--manufacturing, professional services, finance, school districts, city and county government, and hospitals. What these employers seek is a solution that respects their most important asset: their employees. They are also looking for an innovative, sustainable way to curb their healthcare costs, not just by decreasing benefits or shifting costs. They want a model of care that helps their employees live healthier, more productive lives. And in the end, they want documentation that this approach is working with detailed business analytics to evaluate performance. It is for these reasons employers choose Marathon Health as their onsite health center partner.

At Marathon Health, we're leading a grassroots effort to change health and healthcare in this country. And the best news is that it is only going to benefit your business's bottom line. Studies have shown that the economic impact of our healthcare model goes far beyond cost savings. In fact, companies that put an emphasis on healthcare and maintain a healthier staff can actually perform better in the stock market.

To accomplish our vision, we combine services from our extensive offering into a program tailored to each company’s culture, setting and workforce.

Company values, well-being programs and community giving.

We describe ourselves as Marathon Nation - and everyone who works here is an ambassador. Our ambassadors across the country work together to benefit their communities as part of our culture of inspiring ourselves and others. To help our staff and clinicians lead by example, we developed three programs that all work together to support us on our own journeys to lead healthier lives.

team-culture Our Ambassador's Code promotes our company values through the following tenets: integrity, compassion, respect, exceptional service, teamwork and living the mission. By living the mission, being present for others, accomplishing more together and giving people more than they expect, our employees embrace their work with passion.

My Marathon Health promotes programs that support employee well-being in mind, body and spirit. We want to practice what we preach and give all of our ambassadors the tools and opportunity to better themselves through health initiatives. Our motto? Live it. Be it. Give it.

Well Together promotes giving and volunteering in the communities where we live. Some of our outreach efforts include healthy-food drives to benefit local food shelters, educating middle and elementary school students about health and wellness, supporting Special Olympics, and providing free blood-pressure checks for senior citizens, all as part of a continuous effort to be leaders in the communities we serve.

Rediscover Your Passion
With a Marathon Health career, you’ll have the opportunity to reignite your passion for helping people become active participants in their own health.

When you practice medicine at our worksite health centers, you are part of the movement to change healthcare. It is our mission to not only treat people when they are sick, but help them live healthy, happy, productive lives. Our providers are the key to achieving these goals. Marathon Health was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Vermont.

Practice Transformative Healthcare

We don't view every visit as a transaction. Instead, we encourage our clinicians to make the amount of contact they feel is necessary to help transform a person's life. Whether that's one visit or several, you get to pave your patients' paths to health.

Collaborative Care

While our health centers are located throughout the United States, the team at the corporate headquarters supports you at all levels -- in the day-to-day operation of the center, systems, tools and technology for practicing evidence-based medicine, and analytics to help you track individual and health center progress.

Let Us Take Care of You

Marathon Health offers regular hours plus a comprehensive portfolio of benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance. We also provide a 401(k) with matching, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, continuing education tuition and more.

Learn more here: Marathon Health Digital Brochure

Marathon Health Reviews

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    "Best career move to date-- after 30+ years in Health Care"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Director in Coon Rapids, MN
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    I have been working at Marathon Health full-time (Less than a year)


    Health Promotion and Wellness focused
    Opportunity to spend time building relationships with patients
    Freedom to work on chronic health issues over time with appropriate follow up
    Excellent Orientation and support from all Ambassadors/Dept
    Team Approach no hierarchy
    Management phenomenal and supportive
    Career development programming


    2+ years provider experience in health care setting crucial for success with clinical decision making responsibilities
    Flexibility and ability to "think outside the box" is required for success

    Advice to Management

    I love going to work every day

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Marathon Health Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Marathon Health.


    Initially I conversed with one HR person. I then had a phone interview with a different HR person. A few days later I talked with a clinical person who seems to travel around to new sites, and interviews candidates from a clinical perspective. All was going well, and I was invited to an interview in person.
    I found it odd that the interview was to be held in the hotel lobby where the interviewers were staying. It was loud, with other hotel guests all around, and we were seated at one of the high tables which I can't stand. It was a distracting interview, and I wish it went a little better. Nevertheless, I felt that although I didn't have the experience they stated they were looking for in the ad, if I got to the 3rd interview they must like me well enough. I was told they would set up the 4th interview time within the week. I went out of town, glued to my phone to check emails, because i was really excited about this position. No call or email ever came, and I was sad. I really felt like it would be a good company to work for, doing work I would be interested in doing. The next week, I contacted the main interviewer and left a message just to check on things, and instead HR called me back. I did not get the position. I humbly asked why- if there were any weak areas that they would prefer I work on for future positions. I was told that they were just flooded with an overwhelming response and were moving forward with a different candidate. That made sense- and so I asked about another position nearby, and she said that there was not as much of a response to that city's site. I asked to have my application considered for that one. She called back a day later and said that they were already interviewing for that position and didn't want to add anyone else to the mix. Makes sense.

    Here's what the rub is, though.

    A day later, they cold-called a friend of mine- possibly using her as one of my references- to see if she would be interested in working for them in one of those positions. She was not, but mentioned I was- and they said they already talked to me.

    I understand if I was not the right candidate for their position. I am actually very happy I didn't get it- because I don't want to work for a company that lies. Just shoot straight and be honest. If I didn't have enough experience, then say that- don't pull some weak lie that there has been an overwhelming response, when actually you are cold calling others who didn't even apply to your position.

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Marathon Health Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Vermont, Vermont Business Magazine, 2016
  • 2016 Fastest Growing Company in Vermont, Vermont Business Magazine, 2016
  • Deane C. Davis - Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year, Vermont Business Magazine, 2016
  • Governor's Worksite Wellness Award, Vermont Department of Health, 2016
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