The Impact of Near-Site Health Clinics on Employee Retention and Satisfaction

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Near-site health clinic facilities are becoming a key occupational health strategy. They enhance employees’ access to healthcare services, addressing a critical aspect of employee well-being. As businesses see the link between healthcare benefits and factors like employee retention and satisfaction, near-site health clinics emerge as a strategic solution to meet these evolving needs. Let’s examine the role of near-site clinics in improving retention, satisfaction, and, ultimately, organizational success.

The Importance of Employee Retention

Achieving organizational success requires the retention of skilled and experienced employees. However, the competition to hire and retain these employees is fierce. The departure of quality employees can reduce operational efficiency, team dynamics, and institutional knowledge, inhibiting a company’s ability to grow and compete in the marketplace. Additionally, employee turnover incurs substantial direct and indirect costs for organizations. The national turnover rate is over 25%, leading companies to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on replacing personnel. Losing experienced employees may also disrupt project timelines, hindering productivity across the organization. Recognizing the adverse effects of high turnover rates, organizations are increasingly invested in strategies that promote employee retention.

Healthcare benefits and occupational health initiatives, like near-site health clinics, promote employees’ well-being and significantly impact retention. Surveys show that 56% of employees in the US report that their employer-provided healthcare benefits play a significant role in whether or not they stay at their jobs. In the competitive job market, comprehensive and easily accessible healthcare benefits can be a differentiator, helping companies attract and retain top talent. 

Job Satisfaction and Productivity

In addition to employee retention, employee job satisfaction is crucial to the success of an organization. Studies show that employees who are satisfied with their positions are more productive, fostering overall organizational efficiency and effectiveness. A combination of factors contributes to job satisfaction; however, employee health and wellness play one of the most significant roles in improving satisfaction

Providing employees with accessible healthcare is crucial to improving employee well-being and satisfaction. Erin Davis, Chief Clinical Officer at Work Health Solutions, says the following regarding job satisfaction:

“As an optimal healthcare partner, we ensure that patients return to work as soon as possible post-injury and effectively communicate with employers on the status of their employees to avoid prolonged WC cases or employees falling through the cracks.”

When healthcare services are easily accessible, employees feel a sense of support and value within the organization. They recognize that their employer prioritizes their well-being. Conversely, the absence of accessible healthcare options can contribute to disengagement and diminished job satisfaction. Research shows that disengaged employees have 37% higher absenteeism, and organizations with low engagement decrease their productivity by 18%. By investing in accessible healthcare options, like near-site health clinics, organizations can contribute to improved job satisfaction, fostering greater productivity and improved morale in the workplace.

Near-Site Health Clinics: A Solution to Healthcare Accessibility

The need for comprehensive, accessible healthcare solutions to promote employee retention and satisfaction is clear. Near-site health clinics are groundbreaking solutions, providing employees with access to healthcare without breaking the bank. These facilities are strategically located close to the workplace, designed to give employees convenient access to medical care. Near-site clinics compromise between off-site and on-site clinics— maintaining proximity to care while saving space and money. These clinics are staffed by professional medical providers like physicians, nurse practitioners, and radiologists. By offering various services, like preventative care, primary care, wellness programs, and other specialized services, near-site clinics meet the health and wellness needs of the workforce, contributing to higher job satisfaction and retention.

Benefits of Near-Site Health Clinics for Employees and Employers

Near-site health clinics offer numerous benefits to both employees and employers.

Employee Benefits

For employees, these clinics offer access to necessary healthcare services without the need for extended commutes or disruptive breaks from work. With reduced wait times and convenient scheduling, employees can easily use these services, contributing to more efficient use of time and allowing employees to promptly address health issues. The proximity to work also facilitates a proactive approach to health, empowering employees to be actively involved in their health. This ultimately contributes to a healthier, more resilient workforce. This healthier workforce is more engaged and productive, improving retention and satisfaction.

Employer Benefits

For employers, the advantages of utilizing near-site clinics are manifold. By addressing employee health holistically, these clinics can prevent chronic conditions among the workforce, reducing absenteeism and promoting engagement. The ease of access to comprehensive healthcare solutions also contributes to developing a culture of wellness in the organization, emphasizing the importance of personal well-being and creating an environment where employees are supported. This healthier workforce also contributes to reduced costs for employers. Employers can expect reduced absenteeism, turnover, and reduced healthcare premiums by creating a healthier workforce. 

Assessing Return on Investment

Implementing near-site health clinics is not only an investment in the health and well-being of employees but also reaps tangible returns in terms of retention and satisfaction. Organizations can analyze retention rates over time to gauge the effectiveness of these clinics in reducing employee turnover. In addition to monitoring these statistics, it is important to receive employee feedback to show a correlation between the near-site health clinic and employee retention and satisfaction. Over time, employers can use surveys, focus groups, and other feedback mechanisms to monitor employee satisfaction with the near-site health clinic. Reduced turnover rates and higher levels of employee satisfaction indicate a successful investment in healthcare initiatives.

Near-site health clinics can positively impact employee retention and satisfaction. By providing an accessible, comprehensive healthcare solution to employees, organizations can foster a workplace culture that prioritizes health and satisfaction.

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Work Health Solutions offers comprehensive healthcare solutions for your medical needs. Our qualified team treats patients and employers alike and always provides top-quality service. We back our quality service with years of experience. We have worked with academic and research institutions, corporate healthcare, Fortune 25 companies, small governments, and local businesses. Reach out today with any questions about how we can assist you!

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A series of notable accomplishments distinguish Dr. Michael Tenison’s career in medical operations and healthcare management:

  • Successfully led medical operations at a national healthcare provider, focusing on optimizing healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
  • Oversaw the regional medical practices in key markets like Oregon and Northern California, ensuring consistent, quality medical care and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership in building and mentoring a large medical provider team, enhancing team performance and patient care standards.
  • Implemented strategic company policies and protocols, significantly improving center efficiency, clinical quality, and patient experiences.
  • Played a pivotal role in financial planning and identifying growth opportunities for healthcare services, contributing to the organization’s overall success.
  • Served as a primary point of contact for regional employer clients and insurance companies, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.
  • Maintained high medical care and case management standards through diligent supervision, chart audits, and performance metric analysis.

Dr. Matt Feeley

Dr. Matt Feeley is a renowned figure in military aviation medicine, with a robust background in occupational and environmental medicine from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

  • Former Naval Flight Surgeon, exemplifying his expertise in aerospace medicine and commitment to military health.
  • Served with distinction at NSA Bahrain and HSM-37, earning the COMPACFLT Flight Surgeon of the Year award for exceptional medical service.
  • Supported U.S. Marines VMFA-323 aboard the USS Nimitz, MACG-38, and VMU-3, demonstrating versatility and leadership in diverse medical environments.
  • Broad interests and significant contributions in global health, corporate medicine, and aerospace medicine, highlighting his multidisciplinary approach.
  • Proven track record as a dynamic leader, well-equipped to face the challenges in a fractional medical directorship role with innovative solutions.

Dr. Glen Cheng

A physician-attorney with a dedication to healthcare innovation, informatics, and digital health.

  • Currently spearheads employee health protection and promotion within the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System.
  • Trained in residency at Harvard, achieving board certification as a physician; also a licensed patent attorney with experience as FDA regulatory counsel.
  • Co-founded Acceleromics, a consulting firm providing clinical and regulatory guidance to digital health startups.

Erin Davis

 Chief Clinical Officer at Work Health Solutions, certified in Adult-Gerontology (AGNP-C) and Athletic Training (ATC).

  • Oversees clinical operations and ensures high clinical standards across the company’s national field staff.
  • Former Manager of Clinic Operations and Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner at Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC).
  • Specialized in treating occupational injuries and illnesses, and provided medical surveillance and travel medicine consults at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
  • Dedicated to sports and occupational injury treatment and prevention.
  • Assistant Clinical Faculty at UCSF, mentoring students in clinical rotations within the Adult Gerontology and Occupational and Environmental Health Program.
  • Holds leadership roles as Treasurer and President Elect of the California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses (CECRAOHN), affiliated with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).

Dr. Robert Goldsmith

Expert in benefits design and onsite innovation with specialization in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Previous role as Executive Director for Employee Health at Novartis Services, Inc., leading health services and clinical support.
  • Instrumental in creating an integrated healthcare system at Novartis.
  • Former private practice in internal medicine in Stamford, Connecticut, and Medical Director consultant for GTE Corporation.
  • Transitioned to GE as a Global Medical Director in 2000.
  • Holds a medical degree from Albert Einstein College, an MPH from the University of Connecticut, and completed training at Greenwich Hospital and Yale-New Haven Medical Center.
  • Assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Vagelos School of Medicine, Columbia University.
  • Serves as a team physician for high school athletes in Stamford.
  • Published works on occupational health risks, primary prevention, and exercise-induced asthma.