Benchmark Results

Occupational Health Expertise + Focused Care = Faster Return to Work

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and HealthWorks recognize the benefit to area businesses that comes from expertise and focus on occupational health needs and treatments. The decision was made many years ago to keep occupational health services separate from the primary care walk-in clinics, and the difference has been measurable.

HealthWorks looked at their 10 most frequent occupational injuries treated and compared the days until return to full work days against the national statistics. Once again, HealthWorks has beaten the benchmarks: With three categories matching and seven beating the national median by up to sixteen days, it’s clear that our efforts save companies costs when their workers are injured.

SOURCE: Benchmark Guidelines taken from “MD Guidelines” by the Reed Group

For more information about LVHN Occupational Medicine services, contact HealthWorks@lvhn.org or call Scott Appnel at 610-969-2972.