Expedia, Inc. to Open an Onsite Medical Clinic for Employees at Bellevue Headquarters
October 17, 2012 – Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company, announced today plans to open an onsite clinic within its Bellevue, Wash., headquarters building, making access to medical care simple and more convenient for the more than 2,000 employees who work at the travel company’s local offices. Construction is scheduled to begin this week, with the clinic slated to open in January 2013. The company hopes that by making these services readily available, all employees will make preventive care and overall well-being a personal priority.
Expedia, Inc. has engaged with Qliance to open this on-site clinic that will provide primary care services to Expedia employees in addition to serving the needs of the general public. Qliance is a leading health care organization offering access to highly skilled doctors, nurses, and health care teams for personalized and convenient primary, preventive, and urgent care services.
“We are excited to be providing employees with an innovative new avenue for accessing medical attention and services that will make it easier for them to practice consistent health care,” said Connie Symes, EVP of Human Resources. “In collaboration with Qliance, the opening of this new onsite clinic is another step in our ongoing initiative to make personal health and well-being a major focus for our workforce.”
“Qliance is dedicated to providing high-quality primary care in a way that meets the unique needs of both patients and individual employers,” said Erika Bliss, MD, President and CEO of Qliance. “We are proud to partner with Expedia, a truly innovative company that wants employees and their families to enjoy a new and improved model of care – one that gives them more time with their physician, more flexibility, and more convenience.”
About Expedia, Inc.
The company delivers consumers value in leisure and business travel, drives incremental demand and direct bookings to travel suppliers, and provides advertisers the opportunity to reach a highly valuable audience of in-market travel consumers through Expedia Media Solutions. Expedia also powers bookings for some of the world’s leading airlines and hotels, top consumer brands, high traffic websites, and thousands of active affiliates through Expedia® Affiliate Network. (NASDAQ: EXPE) For corporate and industry news and views, visit us at www.expediainc.com or follow us on Twitter @expediainc.
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