Mr. Charlie DuBois has served as president of Standard Process Inc. in Palmyra, Wis.,
since 1995. Prior to that he was executive vice president and vice president of engineering. His company
is incredibly supportive of the chiropractic profession, including Palmer College, and has developed a
comprehensive employee-wellness program that includes several full-time chiropractors.
Chiropractic has been very good to me and my family. Regular
weekly visits to our chiropractor keep us healthy and focused on
our well-being. And for many decades chiropractic has been
good to Standard Process Inc.
One of my goals at Standard Process is to encourage the next
generation of healthcare professionals to study the vital role that
whole food nutrition plays in achieving and maintaining health
and wellness. I am dedicated to supporting students in their
quest to learn about whole food nutrition. So when the opportunity
came to support Palmer’s Florida Campus, I jumped at it.
The Florida Campus has seen extraordinary success in 10 short
years, and more space to support the students was needed.
It was an honor to provide the lead gift to the Student-Centered
Campaign to raise funds and create the Standard Process Student
Center. This new facility is the place for students to relax, eat, and
of course study. Along with the Dr. Royal Lee Courtyard, the
Standard Process Student Center enhances the student experience
and offers the opportunity to learn about whole food nutrition.
I have seen the value of
the chiropractic profession,
professionally, and am
pleased to provide
financial support to
ensure future chiropractors
receive a quality
education. I believe chiropractic
care is a key
solution to growing
health care concerns.
When I saw the burden
of health care costs
Process, I made it a goal
to create a comprehensive
health and wellness
program focused on
prevention. Built on the foundation of chiropractic care, the
Standard Process health and wellness program addresses the
emotional, nutritional, educational and fitness needs of the
company’s over 300 employees. In addition to free chiropractic
care and nutritional support, employees have access to: health
screenings and physicals, a 24-hour fitness center, walking and
stretching programs, smoking cessation classes, weight loss
education, custom orthotics, massage therapy, ergonomic
consults, and rehab exercise programs. As a result of these
efforts, Standard Process’ program is a recognized, premier
wellness model for mid-size companies.
Bryan Muth, D.C. (Florida ’08) is
one of three chiropractors on staff at
Standard Process to care for employees.
A recent health culture survey at Standard Process showed that
employees voted chiropractic care as the most valued employee
benefit. To facilitate the more than 7,100 chiropractic visits
last year, Standard Process has three chiropractors on staff,
including Palmer graduate Dr. Bryan Muth (Florida ‘08). The
chiropractors provide adjustments, return-to-work therapy,
nutritional consults, ergonomic and educational programs.
Regular chiropractic visits help them monitor the workforce to
ensure capacity to fulfill work duties. This year, the chiropractic
benefit was extended to employee spouses.
For the last eight years, the Standard Process health and
wellness program has been internally tracked, and data
confirms chiropractic is good for the employees. Reduction
of risk factors (including triglycerides, blood glucose and
body mass index), improved absenteeism, decreased workers
compensation and disability claims, better educated, and
happier, healthier employees who feel valued by the company
are some of the program’s positive outcomes. Financially,
the data shows that employees who actively participate in the
chiropractic-centered wellness program cost 55 percent less
in health care claims than employees who do not. And
medical costs for major diagnostic groups (musculoskeletal,
digestive, respiratory, circulatory, etc.) are as much as 400
percent below peer benchmarks.
For me, this proves that the chiropractic doctor is positioned
to be the primary health care provider for corporate wellness