Wellness center gets a new name

Retiring President and CEO Larry Jansen wants to be remembered as a Grinnell Mutual leader who cared about its employees. During his six-year tenure, Jansen championed wellness initiatives including building an onsite medical clinic and fitness center. 

At the retirement gala for Jansen and board chair Dale Bartelt, during the 109th Annual Meeting, Bartelt announced that the facility would be named the Larry Jansen Wellness Center. 

The Health Matters Medical Clinic opened in 2013 and is operated by Surgical Associates, LLP. It is available free of charge to employees and their dependents on the company health plan. Besides offering clinical services, it addresses health education and stress management with onsite wellness and disease management. In addition, Jansen oversaw the creation of an onsite fitness facility for employees and dependents, featuring strength and cardio equipment and a separate workout room used for fitness classes.

"I can't tell you how much I appreciate having my name associated with this clinic," said Jansen. "It is one of the most important things we've done for our employees."