Healthstat Clinical Team Introduced to "Clinician on the Move"
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthstat clinicians from across the United States gathered in Charlotte last week for the Fifth Annual Healthstat University Clinical Series. The only known program of its kind in the workplace wellness industry, Healthstat University provides state-of-the-art training for the company's clinical team, which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical office assistants. They, in turn, provide direct care to more than 300,000 patients from over 300 workplace wellness centers Healthstat manages for employers throughout the U.S.
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Healthstat's newly appointed Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Franklin kicked off Healthstat University by sharing his vision with the company's medical staff. "The success of every one of our health and wellness centers across the country depends on the people we have delivering care," Dr. Franklin said. "Healthstat gives us the ability to do something special that can otherwise get lost in today's delivery of medical care. By taking the time to listen and build relationships with patients, our clinicians can help unlock the potential for change. The words we strive to hear from our patients are, 'I just got better care than I've ever gotten. My providers really took their time with me. They helped me to understand what I need to do next so that I can live the life I want to lead.'" Dr. Franklin noted that to provide the best possible care to patients, providers also have to be able to care for their own well-being on the job.
Highlighting this year's Healthstat University was the clinical team's face-to-face introduction to Clinician on the Move. Laura Putnam of Motion Infusion was on hand to deliver the specially designed training which is a variation of Manager on the Move, co-developed by Putnam and Sara Johnson, Ph.D. of Pro-Change Behavior Systems. Healthstat is the first workplace wellness provider to participate in Manager on the Move. Since starting the program in July, the program has had a transformative effect on the company's culture and work environment. Employees are empowered to devote time and attention to their own health needs in the workplace. They take intermittent stretch breaks throughout the workday. Motion is injected into every meeting, whether it is a walking meeting or a seated meeting where everyone stands up to move. Weekly book clubs have formed, fostering social and intellectual interaction. Employees take "healthy selfies" to share with co-workers. Stairwells have become the cultural norm instead of elevators. Standing desks and treadmill desks enable employees to avoid the health hazards of prolonged sitting. The office itself has been transformed with alternative spaces designed for a sense of community or for quiet concentration. Employees can work in a space that fits their needs at the time.
"When our employees are at their best and fully energized, we can also better engage our clinic participants," said Dr. Franklin. "Healthstat University allows us to bring our clinical team together from all over the United States so they can personally engage with their colleagues, learn from one another, and take that knowledge and skill back to their clinics to raise engagement levels across our entire sphere of influence."
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About Healthstat, Inc. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Healthstat, Inc. is a leading provider of onsite primary care, health-risk intervention, chronic care management and occupational medicine in employer facilities. For more information, visit www.healthstatinc.com.
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