Skill Building Session III
Title: Workplace Clinics- Are they right for your organization?
Moderator: Barbra Fagan, MS RCEP, Director of Business Development, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Workforce Health
Description: Workplace Clinics are all the talk these days. How do you know they are right for your organization? In a panel setting, hear from three Wisconsin based organizations that made the decision to open Workplace Clinics for their employees. How did they make the decision, what was the rationale behind it, their process and their outcomes achieved. Each employer on the panel will include a brief summary followed by discussion and audience engagement.
• Be able to describe the process of how to decide if a clinic is right for you
• Be able to identify the important factors to consider when deciding on a workplace clinic.
• Be able to support the decision to key stakeholders and decision makers.
• Describe the process of selecting a workplace clinic partner.
Moderator: Barbra Fagan, Director of Business Development at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been involved in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention for more than 25 years. In her current role, she can apply her clinical knowledge in primary and secondary prevention and population health management. Barbra received her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and obtained her master’s degree in adult fitness cardiac rehabilitation and clinical exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. She holds certification as an ACSM Exercise Specialist and Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and is an active member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, serving as President in 2014.
Beth Aldana is the HR Director/Assistant City Attorney for the City of Wauwatosa. In her dual position, Beth leads the HR team and also provides legal support on employee-related matters. She oversees the City's wellness program "Invest in Wellness" which received WELCOA's gold award last year. The City opened the City of Wauwatosa Workplace Clinic this year as its most recent wellness initiative. Beth has worked for the City in a different roles since 1998. Prior to that she worked in private practice in Milwaukee.
Renee Joos is the Fiscal and Risk Manager for the Department of Employee Relations with the City of Milwaukee. In her role she analyzes the City’s health, wellness, and safety utilization data and trends in order to develop strategies and policy recommendations to effectively manage risks and loss control in healthcare, worker’s compensation and other areas. In 2009, Ms. Joos helped develop and implement a Risk Management Program for injury prevention for the City in order to bridge a large disconnect between workplace safety at the department level and the impact of those injuries on worker’s compensation related expenditures. The program has contributed to a number of achievements and significant decreases in the City’s workers compensation metrics including reducing injury rates by 30%. Ms. Joos also works closely with the Employee Benefits Director and the Employee Relations Director on the design and implementation of the City’s healthcare benefits, onsite Workplace Clinic, comprehensive wellness program, and other initiatives that impact employee health and wellbeing. These initiatives have contributed to the City’s ability to control healthcare costs for the last five years. Ms. Joos received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has over 12 years of experience working in the public sector on budget management, policy issues, and healthcare/wellness programming.
Niquanda Purifoy is currently a Benefit and HRIS professional managing welfare and retirement benefits at Palermo Villa Inc. She has over 10 + years of professional HR experience, most recently she spent seven years with a local small engine manufacturer in several HR roles. Although new to the Wellness arena she has a passion for employee well-being mind, body, and soul.