What Makes a Healthy Employer?
Crowne provides tips to build a healthy workforce.
Employers have great opportunities to apply for an array of awards each year. From the best places to work to fastest growing companies, there is no shortage of honors and nominations. Particularly, many organizations, respected journals, healthcare groups, and business associations across the nation give out employer health awards for having a healthy workforce. The standards vary for award rankings, but most designate wellness and easy access to care as essential criteria for a healthy workplace.
“Preventative care and disease management are top priorities for cultivating a healthy workplace,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne Consulting Group, a benefits-planning firm specializing in the operation of over 30 onsite and near-site employee health and wellness centers throughout Florida.
Public and private organizations deemed as “healthy workplaces” have implemented onsite care for employees, retirees, and dependents. Onsite care provides plan members with convenient access to no-cost primary and chronic care, screenings, lab work, X-rays, EKG, generic prescriptions, and wellness programs including smoking cessation.
- Through Crowne’s onsite-care model, patient appointments can be made online or by phone for a 20-minute visit with a doctor.
- Patients can reserve additional time with the physician if needed, and they never have to pay a copay.
- In addition to physicians, the staff typically includes nurses, dieticians, exercise physiologists, and other medical staff.
- Teams work together to provide a holistic approach to care while nurturing a healthy working environment.
Crowne points to the District School Board of Pasco County as a shining example for healthy workplaces. The district has worked with Crowne’s experts and medical affiliates since 2011 through CareHere Crowne LLC, which oversees onsite care operations for its more than 10,000 plan members. The district’s list of subsequent awards have included a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite Award from the American Heart Association, a Worksite Wellness Silver Award from the Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance, the Top 100 list from the Healthiest100 awards, and a Healthiest Employers Award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Between 2011 and 2016, the District also saved over $26 million in health and medication expenditures
“Financially, the ease of use and cost-free care keeps utilization high for employers wanting a return on investment when implementing onsite care for a healthier workforce,” said Tomlinson.
Learn more about bottom-line wellness! See Crowne Consulting Group’s featured statements in the Orlando Business Journal’s August 18, 2017 cover story: How Orlando-area firms save money on health care budgets. The special issue also features the 2017 Healthiest Employers.
Crowne Consulting Group’s clients have included school districts, cities, counties, sheriff’s offices, and private organizations. Call 407.654.5414 for information and employer solutions.