Treating patients with chronic diseases has become increasingly challenging as healthcare costs continue to rise and employers and patients alike experience the struggles of combating these mounting healthcare costs. The vast majority of employees at Stemilt Growers (a local business within the Confluence service area) have no access to healthcare services, and as a result, their chronic conditions remain uncontrolled.
Employer-sponsored healthcare clinics offer organizations cost containment and increased productivity, while offering employees convenience in caring for their acute or chronic health conditions and identifying more serious and costly health conditions.
Stemilt Growers and Confluence Health collaborated to create the Stemilt Clinic, which is located on-site at the Stemilt Growers Euclid Plant, making access to quality, affordable healthcare just a few steps away. The clinic seeks to improve both access to quality and affordable care through its convenient location for workers and full funding for primary care services and pharmaceuticals at no cost to the patient.
The overarching goal of the Stemilt Clinic is to improve employee health, lower absentee rates, increase productivity among workers and decrease healthcare costs. Success at the clinic will be achieved once the Stemilt Clinic is the main source for primary care, including wellness, for Stemilt employees and their dependents.
ABOUT CONFLUENCE HEALTH
Confluence Health is an affiliation between the Central Washington Hospital and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center to create an integrated rural healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals, multispecialty care in over 30 service lines, and primary care in ten communities across North Central Washington.