Date of Award

Fall 12-16-2016

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing (ND)



First Advisor

Dr. Kristi Frisbee,

Second Advisor

Dr. Karen Johnson,

Third Advisor

Dr. Pawan Kahol,


Employer managed health centers were investigated in order to develop a business proposal to present to a Midwestern city for implementation. Benefits to the employer and employee were investigated and included in the proposal. Companies of varying size have implemented successful onsite health centers and help to increase employee productivity while decreasing the overall cost of health care and health care insurance. Self-insured companies with at least 1000 employees are recommended and will provide the earliest return of investment. Lost productivity is a significant cost to the company, on average a company will spend more on lost productivity than on medical and pharmacy costs. Utilization of an employer sponsored health center provides the convenience of onsite care which can help to lower the risk and reduce sequelae of chronic illness. A presentation with this information was developed and presented to a large employer in Midwestern Kansas.

Included in

Nursing Commons