(Certified Best Practice by BMPCOE)
Polaroid Corporation - Waltham, MA
Dr. Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid, envisioned complete healthcare for all employees and their families. Polaroid's Occupational Health Department began as a family practice health clinic for its employees and evolved into an occupational health clinic. Polaroid promotes and supports healthy work environments and healthy lifestyles for its employees.
Using an employee-oriented approach, the Occupational Health Department takes a major role in preventive medicine for Polaroid employees. The Department maintains three full-time doctors and 13 nurses for its five medical facilities throughout the company. Specialty services (e.g., orthopedics, psychology, and dermatology) are also provided by the Department once a week. Each medical facility is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and laboratories. Polaroid's preventive medicine practice includes free complete physicals every three years for employees over the age of 40; gynecological exams and prostate exams for employees; and unlimited consulting for alcohol/drug abuse and stress. In addition, the Occupational Health Department offers wellness programs; informs employees of options such as living wills; and operates support groups for diabetic employees. Through their experience and understanding of Polaroid and its culture, the clinic doctors provide employees with quality medical services.
Polaroid's Occupational Health Department provides various benefits through its employee-oriented approach. Besides quality medical service, employees receive a sense of well being through an experienced and caring medical staff. In addition, Polaroid management supports the medical program as a top priority benefit for its employees. Overall, Polaroid increases employee moral and creates a better working environment.