Arkansas Best Opens Health Clinic for Employees

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith is opening a primary care clinic to serve its employees and their dependent family members.

The clinic, at 3501 Old Greenwood Road, Suite 10 in Fort Smith, is less than half a mile from the publicly traded trucking and logisitics firm's headquarters. 

IMWell Health of Fort Smith will manage the clinic, which will offer yearly physicals and provide treatment for routine illnesses and chronic diseases.

IMWell Health said it worked with Arkansas Best for more than a year to establish the clinic.

"Arkansas Best Corp. is partnering with IMWell Health to provide convenient access to quality health care for the employees of Arkansas Best Corporation and its subsidiaries covered by our Choice Benefits Health Plan," Rich Krutsch, director of human resources program administration for Arkansas Best, said in a news release.

"We believe this is a major step forward in our holistic approach to employee health and wellness," he said. "Making health and wellness part of our cultural DNA is our objective, and this partnership should help us achieve that goal."

The clinic will serve 1,000 Arkansas Best employees and their dependents.