Nurse-managed corporate employee wellness centers

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Health care is a major expense for businesses. A nurse-managed Wellness Center in an approximately 1,000-employee corporation has demonstrated how nurse practitioner services can help corporations reduce medical costs while fostering employee satisfaction and addressing aggregate health needs. In the first 6 months of operation, more than half of the company’s employees used the wellness center for episodic care, health maintenance, and patient education, saving an estimated $100,000 in averted outside medical care and absenteeism. The worksite community provides an ideal environment to impact health behaviors through primary care linked with health promotion activities. The nurse-managed center provides a model of care more accessible to patients than traditional medical care. © Williams and Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Nurse Practitioner  Journal
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    Author List

  • Lugo NR
  • Start Page

  • 104
  • End Page

  • 114
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 4