New Franciscan Alliance WorkingWell Site Welcomed in Rensselaer

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: June 16, 2014

Working-well-site-dedication-Rensselaer-02Franciscan Alliance representatives joined with staff and local dignitaries recently for a blessing and dedication ceremony for a newly opened WorkingWell occupational health program site at 919 E. Grace St. in Rensselaer. Shown in the foreground (from left) are Stuart Sandler, D.O., a family practice physician at the facility; Terry Wilson, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health-Lafayette president and CEO; Mayor Steve Wood and Diana Bridges, WorkingWell regional program manager-account executive.

Behind them (from left) are Tim Ross, WorkingWell regional administrative director; Gene Diamond, Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region chief executive officer; and James Parson, Franciscan Alliance Western Indiana Region business development director. WorkingWell, is the world’s first freestanding occupational health provider to receive the International Organization of Standardization certification. Among its non-injury-related services, WorkingWell offers a variety of screenings and physicals, as well as tuberculosis testing and employer assistance programs. Among injury-related services, it offers laceration repair and treatment for minor burns, sprains and strains, foreign bodies in the eyes, onsite ergonomic job analysis, work hardening functional capacity evaluations and injury prevention programs.

Since 2005, WorkingWell, which has eight locations, has provided health care services for all types of workers, including professional, industrial, police officers/PERF Physicals and firefighters/NFPA 1582 Physicals. WorkingWell also offers Healthy U @ Work, an employer solution program designed to help employees maintain a healthy lifestyle at home and on the job. For more information, visit www.Workingwell.org, or call (219) 852-2526.

Photo: Deacon Bill Sayre says a prayer of blessing at a recent blessing and dedication program to welcome a new Franciscan Alliance WorkingWell occupational health program location at 919 E. Grace St. in Rensselaer. Shown with him are James Parsons (left), Franciscan Alliance Western Indiana Region business development director; and Tim Ross, WorkingWell regional administrative director.