December 11, 2014—Cultivate by Standard Process is a Healthcare Hero, according BizTimes Media, for successful implementation of its innovative approach to on-site, chiropractic-led corporate wellness. BizTimes Media selected Cultivate under the category Corporate Achievement in Healthcare.
Cultivate is the first company of its kind that incorporates an on?site chiropractic professional with nutritional expertise as part of an organization’s wellness offering. This expert serves as the central resource to provide key elements of an effective wellness program, including chiropractic care, fitness consulting, nutritional guidance, and ongoing health education curricula.
According to third-party academic partners, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Medical College of Wisconsin, Cultivate’s on-site, chiropractic-centered corporate wellness model improves employee health factors. In fact, Cultivate’s approach demonstrates—statistically and clinically—significant differences in employee health factors and the reduction on long?term health risks.
The research is based on 10 years of employee data from Cultivate’s parent company, Standard Process. Employees reduced factors that contribute to long-term serious health conditions related to safety, cancer, and heart health. Participant blood pressure, nutrition, and stress levels improved along with better body mass index, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
“This research supports the benefits of on?site chiropractic care in improving employee health and workplace wellness effectiveness over time,” says Jerry Curtin, president/general manager of Cultivate. “The correlation of healthier, happier employees being more productive and less likely to incur health?related costs flows naturally from the report findings.”
Proof Cultivate improves operations and delivers healthier and happier employees:
• Enrolled wellness participants health care costs decreased by 55 percent
• Program participation has grown to 97 percent of employees
• Short-term disability claims down 24 percent
• 93 percent of employees with company for 14 years or more
• Reduced absenteeism rate, which reduces amount of overtime costs
“We’ve seen firsthand the impact that dedicated, trained chiropractors can have being on-site as a truly integrated part of an organization’s overall wellness program,” Curtin says. “This recognition by the business community is based on metrics that confirm Cultivate’s contention that a business isn’t healthy until its employees are healthy.”
Source: Cultivate by Standard Process