Archive for the ‘WorkMed’ Category

WorkMed, a Department of St. Mary’s Health System, Would Like to Invite You to an Educational Breakfast

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/23/12

 Workplace Safety Committees:
Why They Are Important & Why Your Office Should Have One

WorkMed, a Department of St. Mary’s Health System, would like to invite you to attend our educational breakfast on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Adela Cifelli of Safety Works will discuss the importance of having a safety committee in the workplace and how to establish a committee at your business.

The breakfast will be held from 7:30 am to 9:00 am in the Potvin Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. RSVP to Kym Grant  or contact her at 207-753-3080. Space is limited! Don’t miss out, reserve your spot today!

WorkMed Can Help You Protect Yourself While Traveling

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/01/11

 

Are you planning a trip out of the United States? You will want the best and latest advice on how to protect your health during your trip.

At WorkMed in Auburn, we have the resources to clarify which immunization, prescriptions, and other precautions you will need to take in order to enter any country and stay healthy during your visit.

Student immunization services are also available when you have a student in need of vaccinations for a semester abroad, or just entry to a semester of college.

WorkMed can also advise you on how to best protect yourself from:

  • Contaminated food and water
  • Intense sun
  • Insect bites
  • Accidents

We will provide information on the precautions you should take when traveling with children, and inform you on the risk of theft, assault, and terrorism in the countries you will be visiting.

We provide protection from:

  • Acute Mountain/Altitude Sickness
  • Hepatitis A / Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Polio
  • Motion Sickness
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Traveler’s Diarrhea
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

Whether your travel is for work, education, pleasure or mission, think of WorkMed for all your travel health needs.

To schedule an appointment for the Travel Clinic, please contact WorkMed at 207-753-3080 or email.

Free Health Screening at St.Mary’s

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

For a limited time, Take Charge! is offering FREE health screenings. Take Charge!  is a comprehensive screening program that helps you learn about your health and how you can reduce the risk of cardiovascular heart disease (CVD), stroke, and diabetes and improve your overall well-being.  These screening usually cost $25 and take approximately 15 minutes per person.  The screening includes:   

  • A lipid profile, measuring your total cholesterol and good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Height & weight measurements
  • Blood pressure
  • Physical activity level
  • Body mass index

A health professional will review your results and will discuss your results with you, offering health education accordingly.  All results are strictly confidential and with your permission, a copy of your report can be provided to your primary care physician.  

If you schedule an appointment in the months of April, May, or June, your screening will be free!!!!

Please call 777-8898 for an appointment.

St. Mary’s WorkMed would like to invite you to a discussion on “Bedbugs in the Workplace.”

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Tuesday, May 3 
Light Breakfast and Networking – 7:30 a.m.
Presentation from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Green Ladle, 156 East Avenue, Lewiston

Are you concerned about bed bugs in the workplace?
WorkMed would like to invite you to a discussion on “Bedbugs in the Workplace.”

Dr. Jon Torres, Medical Director with WorkMed will be leading a discussion with two guest speakers, Jim Dill from the UMaine Cooperative Extention, and Jeff Haines from Atlantic Pest Solutions.

We will be providing valuable information on:

  • Facts about bed bugs
  • How to look for and avoid bed bugs
  • How they are spread from one location to another
  • The signs and symptoms of a bed bug bite
  • How you can eliminate bed bugs from your work or home
  • What you can do to prevent a bed bug infestation

 

For additional information and/or to reserve a space,
please contact WorkMed at (207) 783-3080.
Limited Seating Available

Let WorkMed at St. Mary’s conduct a Fit for Duty Evaluation.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

For Immediate Release
3/02/11

Fit for Duty

Do you have concerns that your employee or that you yourself may not be ready to return to work follow an injury? Let WorkMed conduct a Fit for Duty Evaluation.

WorkMed’s Fitness for Duty program focuses on an employee’s ability to perform their job. Fitness for Duty Evaluations can be extremely helpful to the employer in the following situations:

1.) Evaluating the employee at risk for aggravating their medical condition by returning to work sooner than medically appropriate; thus increasing the employer’s liability.

2.) Evaluating the employee who remains out of work for their medical condition longer than necessary, potentially resulting in higher cost to the employer.

3.) Evaluating the ability and safety of an individual who is having difficulty working due to a medical condition.

WorkMed’s goal is to help employers decrease the likelihood of an employee having a longer than expected disability, as well as reducing injury when the employee returns to their normal work duties.

WorkMed focuses on an employee’s recovery, helping them stay at work or to safely manage their return to work.

WorkMed’s Fit for Duty program uses knowledge of your work environment and an employee physical examination to accurately define the employee’s physical restrictions and limitations. The result is a work plan enhancing the health and well being of the employee. Using Fitness for Duty, employers will see the following benefits:

  • Employees staying at work with reasonable accommodation
  • Employees returning to work sooner after illness or injury
  • Decrease cost to employer
  • Decrease in sick time
  • Decrease in overtime
  • Decrease in disability use
  • Decrease in use of per-diem employees
  • Decrease in fear/anxiety
  • Decrease in stress to supervisors and workers
  • Decrease in depression

To schedule an appointment for a Fit for Duty Evaluation, please contact WorkMed at 207-753-3080 or email us.

St. Mary’s Take Charge! Community Screenings February & March!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2.10.11 
 

Are you worried you may be at risk for heart disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD or CAD) is any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels, such as a heart attack or stroke. Managing your risk factors is a vital action you can take to help reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Risk factors that can be changed and/or managed are physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. 

Take Charge! is a quick and easy screening that includes testing your total cholesterol and HDL “good cholesterol” along with a written health risk assessment, height, weight, and blood pressure measurement. As part of the program, you will receive a personalized review of your results and health risks that will be explained to you by an exercise physiologist followed by health education. Cost: $25 

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call Prevention & Wellness at 777-8771. Screenings are by appointment only.

Protect Yourself While Traveling

Friday, January 14th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1/14/11

Are you planning a trip out of the United States? You will want the best and latest advice on how to protect your health during your trip.

At WorkMed in Auburn, we have the resources to clarify which immunization, prescriptions, and other precautions you will need to take in order to enter any country and stay healthy during your visit. 

Student immunization services are also available when you have a student in need of vaccinations for a semester abroad, or just entry to a semester of college. 

WorkMed can also advise you on how to best protect yourself from:

  • Contaminated food and water
  • Intense sun
  • Insect bites
  • Accidents

We will provide information on the precautions you should take when traveling with children, and inform you on the risk of theft, assault, and terrorism in the countries you will be visiting.  

We provide protection from:   

  • Acute Mountain/Altitude Sickness
  • Hepatitis A / Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Polio
  • Motion Sickness
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Traveler’s Diarrhea
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

Whether your travel is for work, education, pleasure or mission, think of WorkMed for all your travel health needs.  

To schedule an appointment for the Travel Clinic, please contact WorkMed at 207-753-3080 or email us.