Local leaders’ efforts to diversify Cullman’s agriculture and manufacturing-dominated economy are coming closer to reality with Wednesday’s unveiling of Sequence Health’s new facility in Industrial Park III on County Road 222.

The Georgia-based company plans to employ up to 128 in the next five years. Local officials spanning business, industry, education and government came together to welcome the opening of Sequence Health’s new 15,000-square-foot call center — an enterprise that signals Cullman’s focus on recruiting more “white collar,” technology-centered jobs.

Wallace State Community College hopes to seize the opportunity to connect nursing school graduates with potential jobs at Sequence Health, which assists doctors’ offices, medical facilities and patients. The company is no stranger to the Cullman area, having operated out of a temporary office at the community college in Hanceville.

“We are so fortunate here that our community has created an ecosystem for economic development that I think is unparalleled in the state,” said Wallace State president Vicki Karolewics. “We wish at Wallace State wish Sequence Health much prosperity and we look forward to working with you in the years ahead to provide a talent pipeline.”

Sequence Health bills itself as a performance-optimizing technology and services company “empowering healthcare organizations to bridge the communication, education, and outcomes gaps within the patient-provider relationship.”

“We couldn’t be more please with how this building turned out,” said Sequence Health CEO John Richmond. “Our vision is to build the best boutique medical health center in the country, and we really think with this community and this building, we really have the opportunity to do just that,”

Each day, Sequence Health helps 1,000 patients navigate the complex journey through getting the medical treatment they need  — from doctor’s appointments to prescriptions and procedures and often confusing health insurance coverage to pay for it all.

For more information about Sequence Health, go online to sequencehealth.com

Tiffeny Owens can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 135.

Tiffeny Owens can be reached at towens@cullmantimes.com or at 256-734-2131, ext. 135.

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