Well, if you want something done right, do it yourself. A fine motto for many things in life, but Apple (the world’s wealthiest company) is now bringing some of that world-class innovation directly to its employees in the form of company-owned healthcare clinics.
The company recently announced that it will launch primary care clinics called AC Wellness for employees this spring. Initially, it has two clinics in Santa Clara County, California. The company is advertising for doctors, health coaches and “designers” to create a program to promote healthy behavior.
Apple follows Amazon, which recently teamed with J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway to announce a plan to revamp health care for their employees. launching medical clinics to deliver the ‘world’s best health care experience’ to its employees.
Health problems result in 69 million workers reporting missed days each year, reducing economic output by $260 billion per year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Aside from the typical roles involved with a primary care clinic, Apple is also looking to hire “designers” who will help implement a program focused on preventing disease and promoting healthy behavior. It’s looking for a population health designer and clinical program design lead, according to news sources.
These are fascinating times as more big companies are seeing the value of wellness in the workplace and creating their own solutions for their employees and their families. Now, not every company can create its own clinics, but you can rule over this stuff by looking closely at new wellness programs for your employees in addition to making sure you’re on the best plans with the right carriers. (never forget the basics, right?)
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Apple is launching medical clinics to deliver the ‘world’s best health care experience’ to its employees