SOUTHFIELD — Priority Health has moved from its Farmington Hills offices and its 120 employees into The American Center in Southfield. The office move is part of Priority Health’s growth plan, investing $2 million in Oakland County and adding 30 to 50 jobs to the region in the next two years.
In addition to offices for employees, The American Center also houses a Priority Health information center where members and the general public can interact face-to-face with insurance experts. The nonprofit hosted a grand opening event Thursday to announce the move.
“Priority Health entered the southeast Michigan market nearly 10 years ago and we have grown considerably in that time,” said Michael P. Freed, president and CEO for Priority Health. “With our new office, we are renewing our commitment to serve Southeast Michigan while ensuring our neighbors have access to excellent and affordable health care.”
To celebrate its new home in Southfield, Priority Health made a $10,000 donation to the Southfield Public Schools to support its health and wellness programs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 17 percent of high school students meet the physical activity recommendations but physical activity may positively influence academic performance. This donation will help fund programs and equipment necessary to expand such programs.
“We are truly grateful for Priority Health’s support of Southfield Public Schools. Their generous donation will help promote activities that encourage healthy habits and lifestyles for our students,” said Lynda Wood, superintendent, Southfield Public Schools.