Workers at North American Lighting in Paris, Illinois make automotive light systems.
Chad Thompson, Corporate Human Resource Manager, “North American Lighting has been trying to set themselves apart as an employer of choice. Everyone knows how competitive the job market is right now.”
And setting themselves apart means offering a free healthcare clinic for employees and their families.
Eric Thompson NAL employee, ” I just popped in here yesterday because they told us about this place at work and I thought I would try to make an appointment right away and I am here today.”
North American Lighting partnered with Horizon Health to offer this primary care clinic across the street from the manufacturing plant. Employees and their families can go to the clinic to be treated for everything from cuts and burns to an ear infection and the flu.
The facility also offers basic check ups in an effort to prevent future health problems.
Tiffany Turner, nurse practitioner with Horizon Heath, “We’re looking at things such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking cessation. Things that will affect them in the long run. We went to take care of it now.”
Besides being a cost savings for employees, the clinic is also expected to save the company money because it works directly with a healthcare provider. It’s also hoped that future costs will be lower due to the preventative healthcare measures.
Chad Thompson, “If all goes well here, we hope to offer it to other facilities as well. We have locations at Flora and Salem as well as in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and in Farmington Hills, Michigan.”
Not only are the visits to NAL Clinic free to employees and their families, but so are some basic medications.
Employees also still receive health insurance.
NAL Clinic is housed in the same building as Horizon Health’s new E-Z Care Walk-in Clinic.
E-Z Care Clinic is open to anyone and accepts most health insurance.