Author: Laura Casto

January 9, 2024

GemCare Wellness Announces the 2023 Recipient of Susan Raber-Satterfield Award Awardee: Emily McLaughlin

Hudson, OHIO, January 9, 2024 – GemCare Wellness (GCW), a national health coaching and disease management company, is proud to announce Emily McLaughlin as the recipient of the 2023 Susan Raber-Satterfield Coach of the Year award. This prestigious accolade is named in honor of the late Susan Raber-Satterfield, whose visionary leadership profoundly influenced the clinical direction and operations of GemCare Wellness.

Raber-Satterfield was the first hire for GemCare Wellness. She began her career there as an Engagement Services Manager in August 2012 and was promoted to Director of Operations in June 2015.

Susan Raber-Satterfield Award

The Coach of the Year award, presented annually to a health coach exemplifying Satterfield’s skills, considers factors such as the quality of interaction with program members, the success rate of members in achieving their health and lifestyle goals, and the ability to inspire lasting lifestyle changes.

This year’s recipient, Registered Dietitian and health coach, Emily McLaughlin earned her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Bowling Green State University, followed by a master’s degree in Nutritional Science. Beginning her journey with GemCare Wellness in 2017, McLaughlin has always gone above and beyond for her members while keeping a positive attitude.

Emily has displayed all the qualities we look for in awarding this honor. She brings a professional yet personable touch to everyone she interacts with. Her spirit, quality of work, and compassion are second to none among our amazing staff. She shows a desire to assist people grow in self-confidence as they work to reach their personal health goals. In 2023 she demonstrated everything we want our staff to represent when interacting with our members.

Rob Pekare, GemCare Wellness Director of Operations

In expressing her gratitude, McLaughlin stated, “Being awarded the Susan Raber-Satterfield Coach of the Year is a tremendous honor. As dietitians, our mission is to positively impact the lives of our members in terms of nutrition, wellness, and overall well-being. I consider myself lucky to play a part in achieving these objectives as a Registered Dietitian at GemCare Wellness. The outstanding dietitians I work alongside serve as a great source of inspiration. Let us continue to be compassionate and motivational for our members every day, honoring Susan with our shared work ethic and commitment to wellness.”

GemCare Wellness’ health coaches play a crucial role in identifying obstacles and motivators to help members adopt lasting lifestyle habits that significantly impact their overall health. The health coaching program, led by Registered Dietitians, addresses various issues such as weight management, prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and more. Dietitians also work with members on nutritional counseling who wish to enhance their athletic performance through guidance on diet and exercise.

If you would like to learn more about GemCare Wellness’ health coaching programs, visit

December 13, 2022

GemCare Wellness’ Parent Company Named a Weatherhead 100 Centurion Again

Weatherhead 100 Centurion AwardHudson, OHIO – December 8, 2022 – GEMCORE™, a family of companies, has been named a Weatherhead 100 Centurion company for a third consecutive time by Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.

An industry leader in diabetes management solutions, GEMCORE provides mail-order diabetes supplies and medications; health and wellness coaching and chronic disease management; and wholesale distribution and third-party logistics services tailored to the clients it serves. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

The Weatherhead 100 awards program recognizes fast-growing companies in Northeast Ohio that are the best examples of leadership, growth, and success in the region. Winners are chosen based on percent of revenue growth over the past five years, with the Centurion award recognizing a select group of the region’s top revenue-generating companies.

“It’s truly an honor to receive the Weatherhead Centurion recognition,” said Matthew Edwards, GEMCORE’s CEO. “Our continued growth is a testament to our steadfast commitment and passion for helping people with chronic conditions live better and healthier lives. We are thrilled to be a part of a list of impressive companies in the community.”

Founded in 1992 as a mail-order supply company out of the Edwards family home, GEMCORE has since grown to more than 350 employees at its main headquarters in Hudson, Ohio, and across eight branch locations throughout the U.S. In 2020, the company embarked on its third major facilities expansion, adding an additional 50,000 square feet to its state-of-the-art distribution center to support the growth of its 3PL medical fulfillment service, which launched in 2018.

The Weatherhead recognition joins a growing list of recent accolades for the company, including the 2022 Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace and the 2022 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit


If you’re interested in working with GemCare Wellness Registered Dietitians like Joan, please contact us today to set up a consultation! Whether you’re an individual looking to improve your health or an employer focused on a healthier population, GemCare Wellness has a program to fit your needs!