Medcor and Work Right NW Join Forces to Elevate Injury Prevention in Labor-Intensive Sectors
The partnership promises a new approach to workforce health and safety.
- By Robert Yaniz Jr.
- Sep 13, 2023
Medcor, known for its healthcare delivery in workplaces, has formed a strategic partnership with Work Right NW, which employs athletic trainers in occupational settings.
According to a release dated Sept. 12, this move aims to offer comprehensive care to employees by introducing onsite athletic trainers for enhanced injury prevention. Combining Medcor's onsite clinics with Work Right NW's athletic trainers, the partnership offers ergonomic assessments, wellness education and physical coaching at workplaces. Such interventions, supplemented with wearable tech solutions, target reducing potential injuries. Moreover, Work Right NW is broadening its services with Medcor’s Telehealth Triage service.
“Together, we seek to revolutionize the way companies manage workplace safety.” Work Right NW President and Founder Nic Patee said in a statement. “As companies focus on LEAN principles, metrics have replaced people. Our goal is to achieve injury reduction metrics by caring for the individual and Medcor is the perfect partner to help us achieve that.”
In a statement, Medcor CEO Philip Seeger emphasized the benefits of his company’s new alliance with Work Right NW: "Our partnership with Work Right reshapes how organizations address worker well-being. By combining our expertise in onsite clinics and telehealth with Work Right's prevention strategies, we're transforming injury prevention."
Together, Medcor and Work Right NW provide a holistic view of injury prevention, risk management and onsite care. The collaboration not only aims to benefit workers but also allows maximizes both companies’ ability to improve productivity, employee satisfaction and operational efficiency, particularly by keeping injury-related appointments onsite.
Robert Yaniz Jr. is the Content Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.