On-the-Spot Care

Chordas, Lori
May 2009
Best's Review;May2009, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p74
Trade Publication
The article discusses the significance of Pitney Bowes Inc.'s on-site health clinic in the U.S. The company's on-site clinic is credentialed with health plans, offers primary care and screening, and was established to treat work-related injuries as well as to improve the health of its employees. Pat Sweet, manager of the Connecticut branch, reveals that the initiative is a central part of their value-based approach to health care, and in reducing medical cost.


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