Nature Fresh Farms Becomes First Greenhouse to Offer Employees Health Services Through the weCHC’s Mobile Clinic
LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA - As a phrase, “first-ever” certainly turns heads, and we here in the ANUK office are not powerless to its charms. In terms of "first-ever" news, Nature Fresh Farms recently became the first greenhouse to offer the weCHC mobile health clinic to its employees.
“The weCHC Mobile Clinic treats illness or injury but can also serve as family doctor for our local and foreign employees seeking proactive health care,” explained Jeff Gagnon, Corporate Compliance Director. “Wellness is an important value at Nature Fresh Farms, and we are very appreciative to have this program offered to our employees currently at two of our locations.”
According to a press release, the mobile health clinic offers services including diagnosis and treatment of conditions, counseling and brief intervention services, system navigation, and referrals to all employees in need. The mobile clinic alternates between the company’s Plant 1 and Plant 2 facilities every week providing on-site health care services.
“The programs we offer at Nature Fresh Farms are meant not only to attract and maintain employees, but to provide them with the best possible care,” shared General Manager of Nature Fresh Farms, John Ketler. “We understand that many of our employees are busy balancing work and home life or coming from abroad that are in need of convenient forms of access to healthcare. This mobile unit brings a convenient, simple, and quick way to provide diagnosis and care of what they may be experiencing.”
In addition, the greenhouse grower works to provide its employees with workplace wellness resources through the Employees Assistance Program (EAP). This program provides specialized services at no cost to employees, through qualified professionals and experts such as counselors, financial consultants, health professionals, and lawyers. Since it was implemented, it has become a successful resource for the company’s employees.
As it continues to grow, Nature Fresh Farms is committed to addressing and understanding the needs of its employees by investing in their well-being. Through these programs, it hopes to make the workplace a happier and healthier place to be.
We here at AndNowUKnow extend our thanks to Nature Fresh Farms for setting an exemplary precedent.