Mary-Clayton Enderlein, Director Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Seattle Children’s
Healthier employees make for a stronger organization, a better patient experience and a stronger employment brand. If you’re looking to build a workplace with more staff camaraderie, greater productivity, and less absenteeism, an organization-wide wellness initiative can help you get there. And the gravy? Lower insurance costs. In fact, the indirect costs of poor health, such as an absence from work and reduced work productivity, can result in two or three times the amount of direct medical costs. Proactive approaches to wellness are now widely accepted as both cost-effective and necessary for successful benefits programs. One study found that at least one-fourth of health care costs incurred by working adults are attributed to changeable health risks, such as tobacco use, diet, and lack of exercise. In this session, our speaker will describe their journey with promoting employee health and wellbeing through the creation of an onsite clinic that delivers high-quality, cost effective health and wellness services. The integrated approach to population management with an onsite clinic improved Seattle Children’s employee health, safety and well-being by creating a collaborative solution with aligned goals leading to a significant return on investment.