by Jerry Underwood
made in alabama
Pack Health, a leading patient-engagement company from Quest Diagnostics Company, recently announced plans to add at least 200 new full-time employee positions through an expansion at its Birmingham facility, which will create a significant economic impact in the region.
As a result of the company’s growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many turned to virtual care services, including health coaching, Pack Health is expanding its headquarters to accommodate the growing number of employees. The $5.66 million project will allow Pack Health’s square footage to nearly double from 25,000 square feet to 46,000.
According to an estimate by the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), the region’s primary economic development agency, Pack Health’s development project is expected to generate up to $27 million in total economic impact over a 20-year period.
“It is our pleasure to work with the state of Alabama to grow Pack Health in Birmingham,” said Mazi Rasulnia, Founder and Vice President of Pack Health. “Beyond proud of what we have accomplished over the past few years, we are thrilled to add 200 positions in Jefferson County and expand our capabilities in connecting clinical insights to our members who manage chronic health conditions Very proud.
“These benefits will go a long way toward furthering our work in building a healthier community, bringing better treatments to patients, and lowering medical costs,” he said. “We look forward to deepening our relationship with Birmingham’s vibrant health care community.”
Pack Health was founded in 2013 and first established its headquarters in the city of Birmingham in 2018. After years of growth, its headquarters now houses programmers, developers, health consultants and other staff who help run the Pack Health platform.
Its new state-of-the-art center will continue to provide health coaching, engage people online to build self-management skills, such as healthy eating for employee health programs and patient-reported data for clinical trials for improved health outcomes Results Survey.
The facility will also include an expanded fitness center, large walking trail and extensive healthy food options for employees, prioritizing the wellness of employees in the same way that Pack Health uses to serve its members.
“Pack Health represents one of Birmingham’s most successful startups, and Quest Diagnostics wants to build on that success by launching growth plans that strengthen Pack Health’s future in its hometown,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. It’s beneficial to be seen validating.” “This is great news for Birmingham and a testament to the vitality of the area’s startup ecosystem.”
Pack Health is a patient-engagement company that specializes in comprehensively addressing chronic conditions and co-morbidities impacted by mental health, lifestyle behaviors, access to care, and the social determinants of health.
Pack Health employs certified health counselors trained in 30 chronic conditions who engage, motivate, monitor and support individuals through a digital engagement platform while providing personalized content.
Quest Diagnostics announced plans to acquire Pack Health in early 2022.
“Pack Health will play an increasingly important role in Quest Diagnostics, connecting our clinical insights to the actions patients can take to improve their health,” said James E. Davis, CEO and President of Quest Diagnostics. ” “Pack Fitness provides continuous engagement to help individuals make positive health choices, from maintaining an exercise program to participating in a clinical trial.
“With these capabilities, health plans, life sciences companies and employers can maximize the value of their health investments, while also helping to create a healthier world,” he said.
Quest Diagnostics said Pack Health is committed to growing within the city of Birmingham and remains a dedicated supporter of the local economy.
The company is also committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. Pack Health has approximately 70% of its positions filled by people who identify as female or minority based on ethnicity, and Pack Health plans to continue prioritizing diversity and inclusion efforts as it expands and beyond .
Market research shows that the demand for health coaching is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. Pack Health’s health counselors work with each patient to design a plan based on each individual’s needs, goals, and health care providers’ recommendations to help its members move forward to where they want to go in their care journey. I can get help.
The project was supported by the State of Alabama, the Alabama Department of Commerce, the BBA, the Jefferson County Commission and the City of Birmingham.
“This is great news for Birmingham. Pack Health’s success and Quest Diagnostics’ commitment to future growth in our community provides a testament to the startup environment in our area,” said Randall L. Woodfin said. “I especially want to commend Pack Health’s focus on diversity and inclusion. It will provide a significant lift for the people of our city.
“We are grateful for Quest Diagnostics and their commitment to adding high-quality jobs to our community,” said Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons. “It is exciting to work with BBA to grow the life sciences sector in Jefferson County and surrounding areas, and we look forward to building on the company’s success here in the years to come.”
This story originally appeared in the Alabama Department of Commerce Made in Alabama website,