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Lis Boosts Employee and Business Health

Lis Cummings

A 41-year Rideout veteran, Lis Cummings started work as a teenager. After nursing school, she moved up to staff nurse in the Emergency Department. Then, in 1990, a new challenge came along - creating a top-notch occupational health program, the Fremont-Rideout Occupational Health.

"Starting and expanding Occupational Health has been exciting," Lis says. "We help employees recover from work-related injuries and help employers grow their businesses with healthier, happier employees."

Headed by Medical Director Rajpreet Dhesi, MD, the Rideout Occupational Health provides occupational injury care, drug testing, employment physicals and surveillance programs. The clinic collaborates with Fremont-Rideout's Rehabilitation Department to evaluate employees' physical abilities to perform various jobs and to conduct ergonomic worksite assessments.

"We educate employers and employees in health issues, including substance abuse and avoiding workplace injuries," explains Lis, the Clinical Manager. "We also help employers control worker's compensation insurance costs. One business went from having 90 percent positive drug test results down to 10 percent positive over six months and reduced worker's comp claims by approximately 80 percent"

Now that is a healthy result!

Rideout Occupational Health • (530) 749-4411