Community Health Network leads Indy 500 performance training for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Team


During the action-packed Indy 500, racing teams understand the importance of a strong pit crew on the outcome of the race.  That’s why the pit crew for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR), along with other teammates, is training with Community Health Network’s Sports Medicine staff as part of an individualized employee wellness program from Community Employer Health.

“Our new partnership with Community Health Network is a great example of going beyond traditional marketing strategies in racing,” said Sarah Fisher, co-owner of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. “Our team is focused on the health of our employees, both on and off the track, and this partnership allows us to emphasize the importance of their fitness in an environment where hundredths of seconds count. We hope people will peek into the new Body Shop, Powered by Community Health Network at our Speedway headquarters where training for the athletes of SFHR resumes in May.”

Community Employer Health had the luxury of working with SFHR as the race team was designing its new racing headquarters site on the re-developed Main Street in Speedway.  Knowing the team’s focus was on physical and mental toughness for peak racing performance, Community designed detailed performance management plans for SFHR driver Josef Newgarden and his crew.

“Our relationship with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing is an excellent example of why customization of employee health and wellness plans is so important,” said Steve Zetzl, vice president of Employer Health at Community Health Network.  “Each of our clients has unique issues and goals.  Our objective is to understand those issues and plan a wellness program that makes employees the healthiest they can be.  Having an onsite health program is one of best ways to lower healthcare costs for employers.”

Components of the SFHR Employee Health and Wellness plan include:

Onsite Fitness Center    

  • Management and staffing
  • Performance training for driver and pit crew
  • Corporate wellness services
  • Annual onsite health screening and health assessment
  • MyPath program, a digital health management platform that allows participants to wirelessly download and track their physical activity
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Occupational Health and Medical Services 

  • Work-related injury care
  • DOT/CDL services (exams and substance abuse testing for those required to have a commercial driver’s license)
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Ergonomic assessment

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