On November 12, HSHS Medical Group held an open house and blessing for the new HSHS Medical Group Occupational Health and LeadWell™ - Effingham location at 900 W. Temple Ave., Suite 1500, Bldg. B, in Effingham, Illinois.
Speakers at the event included HSHS Medical Group’s Melinda Clark, CEO; Loren Hughes, MD, president; Sonya Jones, outreach representative; and Jon Jacobson, DO, MPH, occupational medicine physician. In addition, Theresa Rutherford, president and CEO of HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital spoke at the event. A blessing was offered by Fr. Michal Rosa, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and chaplain of Saint Anthony High School. The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce led a ribbon cutting.
HSHS Medical Group Occupational Health and LeadWell - Effingham will offer occupational health services, including work injuries, vaccinations, hearing and respirator tests, drug screens, pre-employment physicals and more. The LeadWell clinic provides acute and wellness services similar to those available through a primary care provider. Susan Esker, APRN, and Angela Brumleve, APRN, will be caring for patients at the Effingham location.
“This LeadWell clinic is a result of requests from many area businesses for an occupational health clinic for their employees,” Rutherford said. “We are excited about this opportunity to meet the requests of our area businesses and expand services to our own colleagues.”
“Our team will be working for employers and employees,” Dr. Jacobson said. “Balancing the needs of both groups is an exciting part of what we do in occupational medicine.”
Dr. Hughes discussed how HSHS Medical Group LeadWell and Occupational Health programs can save employers money. “We have contracts with over 80 employers and are saving them money,” he said. “If after evaluating your situation, we find that we can’t save you money, we will be open with you and not offer you a contract.”
To learn more about HSHS Medical Group Occupational Health and LeadWell™ - Effingham, call 217-347-3303 or visit HSHSMedicalGroup.org.