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Atrium & IMO – Primary Benefits of an On-site Nurse

Posted at May 9, 2013 | By : | Categories : Industry Care Programs | 0 Comment

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The culture at Atrium is centered on pride; pride in the manufacturing of quality products and pride in ensuring employees are provided a healthy and safe place to work.

For over 60 years, the Atrium Corporation has dedicated itself to building a solid company with a national presence. A nonsubscriber in the State of Texas, Atrium first partnered with Injury Management Organization, Inc. (IMO) in 1991 to ensure safety, education and on-site injury care were a priority in the Central Region.

Nearly 22 years later, the Atrium and IMO partnership continues. IMO’s industry care program has played a major impact in overall cost avoidance and has decreased indemnity claims significantly. Sheila R. (see picture, left), a full-time IMO nurse and advocate of employee education oversees and facilitates Atrium’s on-site injury care clinic in Dallas, TX.

Sheila works closely with the Atrium HR and Risk Management staff to best meet the team’s needs. Whether through monthly safety meetings, checking employees’ blood pressure during breaks or through organizing regular wellness opportunities, she is dedicated to promoting the importance of managed care in the workplace.

Primary benefits of an on-site nurse include: 

small_man icon Earlier reporting of incidents such as aches, pains and minor cuts, decrease in recordable injuries.

small_man icon Improved morale; employees feel more invested knowing the employer cares about their overall well-being.

small_man icon Sustainable programs for teaching employees how to take better care of themselves and their families.

small_man icon Access to resources for on-site free/low cost screenings so employees do not have to take time off of work to have these preventive measures accomplished.

small_man icon Personal interaction with someone who can answer their personal health questions and direct them to a source for needed information.

small_man icon Decreased follow-up visits to doctors for minor procedures such as suture removal, wound care and nurse level evaluation.

small_man icon Extension of an off-site medical team while serving as the liaison between the injured employee, employer, and doctor to help all understand the process of work related injuries and recovery.

small_man icon Reduced lost time training for CPR/First Aid and done at the convenience of the employer and keeping with OSHA requirements.

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Overall cost avoidance for on-site early intervention programs have decreased medical and lost time costs by over 30%. When evaluating Atrium’s on-site nurse impact, we found that with nearly 300 visits over a six-month period, IMO helped in saving the employer over 60k in work-related medical exposure.

For more information regarding IMO’s on-site industry care programs or nonsubscriber services, please call 877.742.4477 or email us directly. We look forward to connecting with you soon. 

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