Health Check to expand to Mississippi

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:17 AM.

“We have come here and built a company that is clean and pays good wages and benefits. We get nothing from the community. You have some very fine people here who want to work. You need to start embracing the companies that are here.”

In addition, the company has taken a workforce that was largely untrained, many without high school diplomas, and trained workers and provided high wages and good benefits, including health insurance.

“We work for some of the largest hospital corporations in the country right here from Gulf County,” said Health Check vice president Susan Thiell. “We have outstanding employees and they care about this community.”

Apathy toward ‘Blow-ins’

And the return on the company’s investment, however, has been apathy, both indicated.

The company did not even receive an invitation to a recent business roundtable sponsored by Gulf Coast State College.

The company waited on incentives and outreach from the county which has never materialized, Kelly said.

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