Vera’s nationally recognized advanced primary care model helps people achieve optimum social, psychological, and physical well-being, while driving down the total cost of care

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Jan. 4, 2022– Vera Whole Health, a national leader in advanced primary care (APC), has been selected by Ravn Alaska to provide full-service primary care, health coaching and onsite lab services to its employees and their families.

The proven Vera APC model is driving change across the U.S. in the way employees engage with healthcare, how providers deliver care, and how employers pay for care. The model is built on a foundation of increased primary care access, longer appointments, health coaching and care coordination. Together these enable the patient-provider relationships to flourish and deliver better health outcomes. 

“Ravn Alaska is pleased to partner with Vera Whole Health to offer our employees no cost primary care that delivers better care and increased patient satisfaction,” said Rob McKinney, Chief Executive Officer, Ravn Alaska. “Our employees are our greatest asset, and we are committed to providing them with the kind of healthcare services they need to thrive.”

Vera Whole Health Care Centers will serve Ravn Alaska employees and their families at two locations in the Anchorage area: 582 E. 36th Avenue, Suite 203 and 1450 Muldoon Road, Suite 100. In addition, employees and their families living outside of Anchorage can also receive care through the Vera network of open access care centers.

“We are proud to partner with Ravn Alaska and introduce its employees and their families to an enhanced primary care experience,” said Ryan Schmid, CEO of Vera. “The Vera APC model delivers a higher quality of care at a more affordable cost. Our coordinated care teams will provide Ravn Alaska’s workforce with the kind of support and care they need to take control of their long-term health and wellbeing.”

Vera operates a network of advanced primary care centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

The Ravn Alaska benefits plans were strategically designed through a partnership with Benefixa and E Powered Benefits. Both benefits consulting groups are widely recognized for providing employers with low-cost, high-quality health plans, ensuring employees receive the highest quality of care. 

Ravn Alaska is a regional airline headquartered in Anchorage that services communities across the state, including Kenai, Dutch Harbor, Homer, Fairbanks, Valdez, St. Paul Island, Aniak, Unalakleet, Sand Point and Cold Bay. Ravn Alaska will soon be expanding their operation to include locations in the lower 48 and southeast Asia under the operation Northern Pacific Airways using narrow body jets. 

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