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Helping to make roads safer - Sanford providers training in CDL
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6.9.14
Minot Daily News: With all of the heavy traffic from the oil patch and the increase in population, highways in the region have become busier and unfortunately, also more accident-prone. Recently, though, the U.S. Department of Transportation has taken a step to help prevent accidents on the highways.
Sanford Health Occupational Medicine names Bismarck clinic manager 5.29.13
Adrienne Biles was recently named clinic manager of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic in Bismarck. As manager, Biles is responsible for staffing decisions and department policies. She also will provide day-to-day operational direction, leadership and customer service initiative implementation.

Biles is a 2010 graduate of what is now the Sanford College of Nursing, and has worked for Sanford Health for three years. She will graduate in the spring of
2014 with a master of business administration degree (MBA) from the University of Mary. Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic has three locations and is the only free-standing, fully-dedicated occupational health clinic in central and western North Dakota. The clinic provides services including injury prevention, clinical and rehabilitation services, drug testing and health promotion programs.

For more information about Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic services, call (866) 310-5222.

Passing the test 4.30.13
Minot Daily News: Sanford Health will be holding free informational lunch-and-learn sessions for area business leaders who want to know more about drug and alcohol testing programs within the workplace. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. May 7 in Dickinson, May 8 in Bismarck and May 9 in Minot.

Occupational Medicine Clinic hires full-time medical director 4.22.2013
The Bismarck region of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine, including locations in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, continues to grow. In order to meet the growing needs, Joel Blanchard, MD will become full-time medical director of the Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic beginning May 1.

Dr. Blanchard knows Occupational Medicine well as he has served as part-time medical director for Sanford Health’s clinic for the past six years. As medical director, he oversees the medical care, policies and procedures of the clinic. Available in all three clinic locations, Dr. Blanchard also will work directly with companies to help provide medical program direction to fit each company’s specific needs.

Dr. Blanchard is a board-certified family medicine doctor at Sanford Health. He completed his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and his internship at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon. Dr. Blanchard is also a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is certified as a medical review officer for drug testing and is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Failed drug tests proving detrimental to the workplace
With the oil boom and the rapid increase of population over the last few years, it probably wouldn't come as any big shock that there are more incidences of crime and other "bigger city" problems. One such issue that has also been on the rise is the increase in drug test results that have been turning up positive, something the Sanford Occupational Health Clinic has noticed.
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Sanford Health names Schlinger employer relations director
Damian Schlinger has recently been named employer relations director of the Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic.

As employer relations director, Schlinger will be responsible for developing and overseeing a new corporate account management division. He will work with the occupational medicine clinic operations team to ensure that client needs are met, develop an account representative program, ensure care of the 6,100 existing corporate accounts and the 50 new accounts added each month, and identify and present additional occupational medicine services those accounts could utilize.

Prior to this position, Schlinger was the manager of the surgical areas at Sanford Medical Center Bismarck. Schlinger has also been manager of the western region of the Sanford Walk-in Clinics headquartered in Bismarck, and was also injury prevention manager at Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic. He has been with Sanford Health for seven years.

The western region of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, headquartered in Bismarck, N.D., provides one central location for all occupational medicine services. With locations in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, the goal of occupational medicine is to develop programs specific to each employer that keeps their workers safe, well and productive.

Sanford Health occupational medicine promotes McGregor
Jennifer McGregor has recently been named director of business operations of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic.
           
As director, McGregor will be responsible for ensuring consistent, efficient and quality-driven operations in both the drug testing and business operations.
           
Prior to this position, McGregor was the drug and alcohol testing program manager and she has been with the organization for 11 years.

The western region of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, headquartered in Bismarck, N.D., provides one central location for all occupational health medicine services. With locations in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, the goal of occupational medicine is to develop programs specific to each employer that keeps their workers safe, well and productive.

Occupational Medicine Clinic in Bismarck will move to new clinic
Sanford Health Occupational Medicine in Bismarck is slated to move to a new clinic location in April 2013.

The new clinic project was approved this past fall and is currently under construction at 2603 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck.

The Occupational Medicine Clinic has outgrown its current location and will be moving all staff to the new 17,000 sq. ft. facility. From the time occupational medicine was originally started in the legacy Medcenter One health system, the network has since grown from eight to 60 employees, from serving 200 to 6,125 companies and from generating $600,000 to $4.5 million revenue so far this year.

Sanford Health Chiropractic, also located at the same address as occupational medicine, will also be moving to the new facility.

The Occupational Medicine Clinic’s current location at Airport Road and Bismarck Expressway is being evaluated for repurposing for future use within Sanford Health.

Reasonable suspicion training held in Bismarck
Drug and alcohol use can cause problems with family and friends, but it can also cause problems at your job. Click here to read more »

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic names Larson clinic manager in Minot 7.17.2012
Rhonda Larson has recently been named clinic manager of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic in Minot.

As manager, Larson will be responsible for staffing decisions and department policies. She will also provide day-to-day operational direction, leadership, management and customer service initiative implementation.

Prior to this position, Larson was nursing house supervisor at Sanford Health. She has been with Sanford Health for nearly seven years and has more than 20 years of healthcare experience.

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic provides one central location for all occupational health medicine services. With locations in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, the goal of occupational health is to develop programs specific to each employer that keeps their workers safe, well and productive.

Wetzel named director of injury prevention and rehabilitation services 7.16.2012
Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic has named Jeff Wetzel director of injury prevention and rehabilitation services.

Wetzel will be responsible for ensuring a steady, efficient and quality-driven injury prevention and rehabilitation service line at each of the three occupational health clinics.

Prior to accepting this position, Wetzel was executive director of Sanford Health MedEquip One. Wetzel had also previously been at Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic for four years and he has been with Sanford Health for 20 years. Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic provides one central location for all occupational health medicine services. With locations in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, the goal of occupational health is to develop programs specific to each employer that keeps their workers safe, well and productive.

Bueligen named Occupational Health Clinic injury prevention program manager     6.19.12
Justin Bueligen, Bismarck, has been named injury prevention program manager at Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic.

Bueligen, an athletic trainer, will coordinate the Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic injury prevention programs at the Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot locations overseeing company-based ergonomics, industrial athlete programs, pre-work screens/fit for duty testing and job-site analysis, including function job description programs. He will be responsible for establishing competencies, protocols and staff training to ensure consistency across the program.

Bueligen has been with Sanford Health since 2009 and most recently was an injury prevention specialist at Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic in Bismarck.

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic provides one central location for all occupational health medicine services. The goal of occupational health is to develop programs specific to each employer that keeps their workers safe, well and productive.

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic promotes Forsch to clinic manager
Sherri J. Forsch has recently been named clinic manager of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic in Dickinson.

As manager, Forsch will be responsible for staffing decisions and department policies. She will also provide day-to-day operational direction, leadership, management and customer service initiative implementation.

Prior to this position, Forsch was an office nurse at the clinic. She has been with Sanford Health for nearly 10 years and has more than 20 years of healthcare experience.

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic provides one central location for all occupational health medicine services. With locations in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, the goal of occupational health is to develop programs specific to each employer that keeps their workers safe, well and productive.

Vesey named Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic director of operation     5.29.12
Deb Vesey has been named director of clinic operations for Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic.

Vesey, a registered nurse, will be responsible for ensuring steady, efficient and quality-driven operations at the occupational health clinic's three locations—Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot—while remaining the primary leader for the Bismarck location and overseeing the managers in the Dickinson and Minot locations.

Vesey has been with Sanford Health since 2007 and most recently was manager of the Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic in Bismarck.

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic provides one central location for all occupational health medicine services. The goal of occupational health is to develop programs specific to each employer that keeps their workers safe, well and productive.
Sanford Health holds Minot ribbon-cutting 2.7.12

Sanford Health leaders, including Dr. Craig Lambrecht, President/CEO, visited Minot on Tuesday, Feb. 7, for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the local Chamber of Commerce for Sanford Health’s two new clinics.

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic opened a Minot location in late August, and Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic opened in December. The two clinics share a building in the southeast part of town.

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