Milwaukee, Wis. — Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has selected Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Workforce Health, a provider of wellness programs and healthcare services for employers, to operate and staff a workplace health clinic at its Milwaukee location.
Slated to open this fall, the workplace clinic will provide health services at no charge to all Potawatomi employees. Approximately 2,500 people potentially could be served by the new clinic, which will be located inside the hotel and casino building at 1721 W. Canal Street.
“Potawatomi Hotel & Casino takes pride in the benefits package we offer our 2,500-plus team members — a package including robust medical and dental plans, a generous 401(k) match and much more. By adding a clinic, that benefits package grows even stronger,” said Rodney Ferguson, CEO and General Manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. “This clinic will give employees a convenient, affordable choice for care from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, a local health system we know and trust.”
With 65 percent of its employees residing in the city of Milwaukee, access to healthcare is crucial to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. This additional benefit strives to meet these needs, Ferguson added.
Board-certified Froedtert & MCW advanced practice nurse practitioners and physician assistants will see patients and be able to diagnose and treat many non-emergency minor illnesses such as sore throats, earaches, sinus and urinary tract infections, flu symptoms and skin rashes. Lab tests, vaccinations, physicals and routine prescriptions also can be obtained at the clinic, as well as preventive care visits and wellness coaching.
“More and more employers are recognizing the value of a comprehensive approach to workforce health,” said Patti Kneiser, vice president of employer services for Froedtert Health. “Providing the right care at the right time and place is an effective way to keep people healthy, improve productivity and manage costs. And employees love the convenience.”
Kneiser noted that Potawatomi’s program also will include occupational health and safety services.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino joins a number of other area employers that partner with Froedtert & MCW Workforce Health to provide workplace clinics, including Associated Banc-Corp., Greenfield School District, Hatco Corp., Palermo Villa, Inc., the City of Milwaukee and the City of Wauwatosa.
Froedtert & MCW Workforce Health works with future-minded organizations that want to make health management a key business strategy. These organizations recognize the health of their workforce as imperative to success. Workforce Health coordinates the delivery of occupational and preventive medicine, health appraisals, wellness education, health care consulting and on-site health care services. For more information, visit froedtert.com/workforce-health.
Update: As of Nov. 1, 2018, the workplace clinic opened at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.