Magazine article Workforce

Dispensing More Than Aspirin

Magazine article Workforce

Dispensing More Than Aspirin

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Lots of large industrial companies have onsite occupational-care clinics. It's a way to deal with minor injuries and ailments, Occupational Safety and Health Actrequired medical testing, and the problem of lost plant time.

For PolyOne Corporation, though, those aren't the most important functions of the dispensary at its Avon Lake, Ohio, campus. The dispensary is a day-to-day demonstration of the company's commitment to employee well-being and safety, says Diane Davie, chief human resources officer. Avon Lake is home to PolyOne's corporate headquarters and a manufacturing plant for its plastics compounding and colorant business.

The 500 employees at Avon Lake can drop in or make appointments with Dr. Steve Weirich, see a physician's assistant, or one of the two registered nurses on staff. The dispensary has free nutrition classes, annual physicals, wellness programs, massage therapy, and a fitness center. Several employees, including Davie, have chosen Weirich as their primary care physician.

The dispensary is staffed and managed by Cleveland-based Whole Health Management. …

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