Wellness at Whirlpool

Wellness at Whirlpool

By Tony Wittkowski

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Cynthia Small, a nurse practitioner at Whirlpool Corp., demonstrates what her equipment does Monday at the company's global headquarters. Photos by Tony Wittkowski

Danielle Gainer, a health coach at Whirlpool Corp., explains Monday what she does to help people in a facility within the company's global headquarters. Photos by Tony Wittkowski

Whirlpool Corp. has blood pressure monitors at several locations throughout its Southwest Michigan buildings. The one seen above is at the appliance maker's global headquarters. Photos by Tony Wittkowski

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:55am

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BENTON HARBOR — When Cynthia Small was hired to work at Whirlpool Corp. as a nurse practitioner, the idea of having a health professional on-site was a relatively new idea for the appliance maker.

Six years later, Small is now one of eight HealthWorks team members who provide support for more than 4,000 employees at Whirlpool’s 12 Southwest Michigan locations.

As the world’s largest appliance maker, Whirlpool has added several wellness programs along with medically trained personnel to assess employee health. If an employee feels they are starting to come down with the flu, all it takes is a quick stop at the company’s pharmacist (who is on-site once a week) or a chat with one of the nurse practitioners who remain at various Whirlpool buildings five days a week.

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