Cherokee Hospital
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Occupational Health

Cherokee Regional Medical Center Occupational Health is directed towards the provision of services and programs to workforces, as well as to individual workers, with emphasis on the prevention of illness and injury and the promotion of good health.

The core of the occupational program is injury treatment and injury management, with the remainder of the services being employee screening, on-site nursing, rehabilitation and wellness. These programs will save employers money with the ultimate goal of establishing a relationship with the employer and the employees/patients so that positive experiences and future relationships with Cherokee Regional Medical Center can be created.

Injury/Illness Care

Injury Management
  • Work site assessment
  • Return to work planning
  • Case management
Health Examinations
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Laboratory testing
  • X-ray screening
  • Drug screenings
  • Alcohol screenings
  • Hearing screenings
  • Annual physicals
  • Respiratory testing
  • DOT physicals
  • Pre-placement/post-offer health assessment
Physical Capacity Profile
  • Computerized measurement of physical capabilities
  • Uses:
    Baseline on current employees
    After a conditional offer of employment
    Post-injury
    Prior to retirement
  • Test administered by certified professionals
Health Promotion
  • Vaccinations – flu, Hepatitis B, Tb
  • TB screening
  • Blood panels
  • Lead screening
Safety/Prevention
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • OSHA education – First Aid, CPR, Blood-borne pathogens
  • Safety information
Health Education
  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition (Clinical Dietician)
  • Fitness/exercise (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Wellness Center)
  • Preventative medicine (Cherokee Regional Clinics)
  • Weight control (Clinical Dietician)
  • Wellness Center programs 
Benefits
  • Reduction in worker’s compensation costs
  • Care and service that will reduce absenteeism and lost work time
  • A convenient location for employees’ healthcare services
  • Improvement in employee morale and productivity
  • Prompt treatment that results in reduced time off the job
  • Prompt and ongoing communication that will keep employees from “falling through the cracks”
  • The convenience of working with a single contact person for all services
  • A provider who has the training and skills to understand the client’s specific work-related needs