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As employers continue to feel the crunch of increased healthcare costs and employee related expenses, it becomes more critical to explore opportunities to reduce these costs while creating safe work environments. Occupational medicine is the specialty that delivers health and safety services to workers. It promotes and restores health, prevents illness and injury, and helps protect workers from work-related injury and environmental hazards.

Occupational medicine can provide services like injury and illness care, physical exams, specialty evaluations, drug testing, alcohol testing, immunizations, wellness screenings, medical surveillance, consulting and multiple on-site services. Many of these services protect employees and employers by meeting regulatory requirements, reducing lost work time and absenteeism to help protect the employee and employer’s income enhances worker’s productivity, and helps prevent accidents therefore increasing safety.

Like any medical specialty, it is important to choose the right provider for you. There must be trust, open and honest communication, a strong knowledge base of occupational medicine and worker’s compensation, an understanding of your unique work site, and is able to work with multiple return-to-work programs while offering a low cost.

All employees and employers need a close working relationship with an established, successful occupational medicine program.

The program at Memorial Hospital, HealthLink, is located in the new Herbert-Perna Center for Physical Health, 710 Cleveland Ave. Fremont.

For more information about what HealthLink can do for you, call 419-334-6657.




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