Solar Plastics Opens On-Site Health Clinic Through WorkSiteRight
Innovative clinic model improves employee health and productivity while reducing costs
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – February 4, 2020 – Employees of Solar Plastics now have the option to receive chiropractic care and health consultations at the workplace, in partnership with WorkSiteRight, a division of Northwestern Health Sciences University’s (NWHSU). The clinic is designed to provide preventative healthcare to decrease the potential of worker injuries, reduce employee out-of-pocket costs and offer new and exciting workplace satisfaction benefits.
“The battle for talent is very real, and we are always looking for ways to hire the best people and to keep them. A program like WorkSiteRight gives us a leg up over other companies of the same size or even larger to recruit, retain and be an employer of choice,” said Sam Rosen, President at Solar Plastics LLC. “The work we do here is hard, and we want to ensure our employees go home feeling as healthy and strong as when they came to work – this is an important part of our culture.”
Unengaged employees cost the U.S. between $438 billion to $605 billion a year in lost productivity, but experts say health benefits can move the needle. By proactively addressing common issues like burnout, stress, workplace optimization, and motivation through WorkSiteRight clinics across the country, employers are seeing reduced employee injuries, less employee absenteeism and lower employee health insurance premiums.
“WorkSiteRight clinics currently save $4 for every $1 invested in on-site care,” said Dr. Chad Henriksen, director of WorkSiteRight and doctor of chiropractic. “The costs of risk management related to employee health and well-being are typically regarded as business overheads, but they should be viewed as investments. Our model is a great solution for small and mid-sized businesses, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Solar Plastics to help its employees lead healthier lives.”
Since 2015, WorkSiteRight has partnered with local chiropractors and employers to open on-site clinics at businesses nationwide. At the clinics, employees consult with health providers free of charge during working hours. The providers also educate employees about how to properly lift,perform repetitive motions, sit and do office work—all with the goal of preventing injuries.
WorkSiteRight is a division of NWHSU Sweere Center located on the University campus in Bloomington, Minn. The organization helps companies across the country remove barriers to healthcare, so employees stay on the job and return to work quickly.
For more information on WorkSiteRight, visit https://www.worksiteright.com/.
About Northwestern Health Sciences University
For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU), based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, medical laboratory science, radiation therapy, radiologic technology and post-baccalaureate pre-health. NWHSU prepares the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver,but also advance healthcare. NWHSU has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit nwhealth.edu.