Innovative approach to employee well-being

WorkSiteRight provides health and wellness solutions for employees.

Created by researchers and educators at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota, WorkSiteRight has partnered with companies and their employees to start and operate onsite health clinics and programs that prevent and treat injuries caused by strain and overuse. Our experienced team uses best practices to prevent and treat injuries, reduce long-term health risk and motivate employees to better health.

Nervous system and musculoskeletal conditions are significant cost drivers in healthcare. WorkSiteRight uses a hands on approach to focus on prevention of conditions leading to better employee health and decreased employer costs.

What makes WorkSiteRight successful?

At all of our WorkSiteRight locations, we provide expert chiropractic care. Our providers all have positive relationships with other local health professionals and refer employees to them when the need arises.

Our providers deliver health and wellness education alongside treatment. They know the employees, their health concerns and their needs. They focus on conservative, drug-free care so your employees can stay on the job and return to work quickly.

Across our WorkSiteRight programs, employers report 60 to 70 percent employee paricipation with no negative effects on production. Employers also reported significantly higher employee morale and a higher ability to attract and retain talent.

When employers, employees and health professionals work together and focus on prevention, they have positive health outcomes and decreased expenses.

Our Beginnings

Dr. Joseph Sweere

Dr. Joseph Sweere and the Sweere Center

WorkSiteRight is one of the divisions of the H.C. Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics, located on the campus of Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN. The Center was funded by and gifted to Northwestern in 2012 from the estate of Harry and Janice Sweere. Mr. Sweere was the founder, chief scientist and CEO of Ergotron, Inc., an internationally renowned manufacturer of ergonomic equipment primarily serving the electronics industry, currently serving every Fortune 2000 company in the world.

Recognizing the fact that there are significant economic losses and immeasurable human suffering relating to disorders of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, Harry and Janice's gift was made to Northwestern out of respect and gratitude for chiropractic and conservative, preventive approaches to health care. WorkSiteRight was founded upon this principle, holding to the view that it is more appropriate to care for workers at the very earliest sign of physical distress, and in this way preventing them from becoming another workers' compensation statistic. Through the provision of proactive chiropractic care, ergonomic intervention and lifestyle coaching, WorkSiteRight is achieving unprecedented outcomes among the corporate clients they serve. Dr. Sweere envisions a time when every American company will engage doctors of chiropractic in their health, wellness and safety programs. WorkSiteRight is well on its way to becoming a national leader in this initiative.

The WorkSiteRight Team

Michael Tennison

Vice President, Network Development & Clinic Administration

As the Vice President of Network Development and Clinic Administration, Michael oversees all of University’s clinics and clinical services including serving as the CEO of WorkSiteRight. Prior to his current role he worked at BlueCross and BlueShield of Minnesota in a variety of leadership capacities including leading the clinical products area, business development, network development and provider contracting. He did contract negotiations for Allina Health, one of the largest health systems in Minnesota. Michael also led the Midwest sales and business development team at Golden Living and started out his career as a nursing home administrator with Beverly Health Care. Michael holds his bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration and a Master degree in Business Administration.

Chad Henriksen, DC, DACOH

Director of WorkSiteRight

Dr. Henriksen has over 20 years of experience providing health and wellness services to various industries including onsite care, health promotion, ergonomic consultations, and injury prevention programs. He speaks regularly to local, regional, and national organizations providing them insight and solutions to the challenges of creating a safer, healthier and more productive work environment. His proactive approach to health and wellness continues to improve employee health and company profits.

Emily Thompson, DC

Program Manager

Dr. Thompson has 15 years of clinical experience providing healthcare, health and wellness coaching and managing health educators and projects. She is a chiropractor with her masters in healthcare administration. Emily’s passion for health and well-being are evident in her work. Her experience and background enable her to maximize program benefits.

Jim Katzmarek

Business Development

Jim is a graduate of Boston College and has over 20 years of experience in Operations Management and Logistics.  He has worked for both small and large companies, including the Mobil Oil Corporation and the Pepsi Bottling Group, where health and safety, in addition to productivity, is paramount.  Jim believes every person should be able to retire pain-free, and it is his mission to help companies accomplish that.

We operate nationwide from our headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota

Northwestern Health Sciences University advances innovative models of integrative healthcare, providing education, research and public healthcare services to create a healthier world.

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