Kansas Krogers has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing its ability to locate free MRI machines, in a bid to make sure people with chronic conditions are getting the care they need.
The initiative is one of a number of initiatives being rolled out by the chain to improve the quality of care, including the recent expansion of its health center in the city of Marshfield.
In addition to a new MRI kiosk at Kroger, the company is working with the Kansas Department of Health to install free MRI scanners at more of its retail locations nationwide.
“We’re really excited to be able to expand our reach with this initiative,” said Jennifer O’Neill, vice president of business development and brand strategy at Krogters.
“There are lots of ways we can better serve our customers, including through the use of technology.”
O’Neil says the goal is to make it easier for people with disabilities to get the care and support they need, by offering them the opportunity to receive a free scan.
For some, this may mean a free visit to a doctor or hospital.
But for others, it could mean getting an MRI.
The Kroghers program aims to help people with diabetes, heart disease, asthma, obesity, and other chronic conditions, get the treatment they need to improve their health.
“With more than 10 million people in Kansas, we know that access to health care is a right, and we’re working to expand that access,” O’Reilly said.
Kroger is also offering free MRI tests at the Kroger Pharmacy in Marshfield, which was previously available only to employees and patients of Kroger Health Systems.
O’Nion says the kiosk will be able be used by anyone who wants to test for a health condition.
“People with diabetes will be the first in line to get this test,” she said.
In Marshfield itself, the Krogiers have partnered with the Marshfield Public Library to install a free scanner at the Library.
A new kiosk is also in the works in Kroger’s main office at 2134 S. Main St. In the Kansas City area, Krogbers is expanding its free MRI program to help more people with other health conditions.
The company is now offering a free test at two of its clinics.
For people with asthma, for example, the test is free to the public, while those with diabetes get an MRI fee.
Othniel says Kroggers has been working to improve its MRI program in the past, but the Krogie Health Center is the first of its kind in the country.
The goal is for the program to reach all types of people, including those with chronic diseases.
“Our goal is always to help all people in the state of Kansas, regardless of their income, health status, or any other circumstance,” Othner said.
“The Kroger health center has a large number of people with medical conditions, and they deserve the most appropriate treatment.”
Kroger says it is also increasing the number of MRI machines in its stores, adding more than 70 free scanners this year, and adding more in the coming months.
The expansion of the kiosks is the latest step by Kroger to improve accessibility to its medical and health services.
“Kroger has an excellent reputation for providing quality care,” said O’Brien.
“But we know we need to continue to expand and expand to meet our customers’ needs.”