Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is pleased to announce a joint partnership with Indiana Packers Corporation and Unity Healthcare to create a company health clinic. The health clinic will be open to all employees and their dependents that are covered by Indiana Packers insurance. Currently Indiana Packers Corporation employs 2,000 people, with dependents; the clinic will serve around 4,300 people.
The health clinic will be housed on the Indiana Packers property. Construction is expected to be completed in November 2012, with the clinic seeing its first patients in December. The facility will offer primary care services for common illnesses for employees and their dependents, ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, as well as gynecological services. There will be no cost to the employee to utilize health clinic services. Clinic hours will be open eight hours a day Monday through Friday, and four hours on Saturday. Lab services will also be available on-site.
Through the partnership with Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, employees will be able to obtain many prescription medications at the clinic for a greatly reduced rate. The clinic will be staffed with nurse practitioners from Unity Healthcare and utilize Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health’s electronic medical records system (Epic). The electronic medical record system will allow doctors at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health facilities, such as St. Elizabeth East, St. Elizabeth Central and Sigma Med Express Care, to see patient medical records in real time.
“We think the company health clinic will be a huge satisfier for our employees and their families. By providing easily accessible primary care at no cost to our employees, Indiana Packers Corporation expects to improve the overall health of our employees as well as reduce insurance premiums for the corporation,” said Jim Hardison, vice president of human resources. “It’s a win, win for everyone.”
The company health clinic model will encourage preventative screenings and wellness, as well as offer patients better coordination of care and access to specialty physicians and hospital services when needed.
Posted by Rob Ford at 2:39 PM