With family commitments, work, errands and activities, how is anyone able to pack it all in and stay healthy?
Through collaboration with Timken, a large employer in Fort Scott, Kansas, Mercy Clinic Family Medicine physician Dr. P.K. Gugnani was able to help patients who have difficulty getting an annual doctor's visit because of their busy lifestyle.
Gugnani and his care team scheduled sessions at the business during two work shifts to allow Timken co-workers to get an annual physical without ever leaving their workplace.
It proved to be a win for everyone.
"Every successful business depends on healthy employees and a strong community," said Jennifer Wilson-Loving, Timken human resource director. "By partnering with Mercy, Timken was able to promote associate health and wellbeing by having a physician on site to discuss potential health indicators with employees and put them on the right track to live longer and happier lives."
In some cases, patients need follow up care and the clinic was able to schedule appointments on the spot. Plus, the patient's health information was recorded in their electronic medical record. By doing so, if there is a future doctor's appointment, convenient care visit or trip to the Mercy Fort Scott's emergency department, the data is quickly accessible to the provider.
"This partnership with Timken and Mercy will help build the links we need to promote and maintain a healthy and happy community," Wilson-Loving added.