For Immediate Release January 11, 2022

Regional occupational health provider expands on-site services to southeastern Illinois

SIH Work Care, an occupational medicine leader in Southern Illinois, has announced plans to open a Harrisburg location at 901 S. Commercial Street to better meet the needs of business and industry in Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Hamilton and White Counties. It will be the second site for SIH Work Care, which opened in 2007.

“I am excited to help establish these much-needed specialty services in southeastern Illinois. As a lifelong resident of Harrisburg, it is important to me, personally and professionally, to bring on-demand care to our community. SIH Work Care is here to keep businesses and employees safe and healthy. This service will help ensure employers are hiring healthy employees and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits in the event of a workplace injury in a fast and convenient location with hours from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,” said SIH Executive Director of Rehabilitation, Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care Verlinda Henshaw.

At SIH Work Care Harrisburg, specialized medical providers will diagnose, manage and work to prevent disease caused or exacerbated by workplace factors. A full scope of employer-related medical services will be available, including pre-employment physicals, drug screens, immunizations, treatment for workers compensation injuries, post-offer testing and improved care coordination with outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

“Our goal is to improve employer and employee satisfaction by addressing workplace health concerns under one roof with convenient hours and fast turnaround times so individuals can safely return to work and their daily lives,” said SIH Vice President and Harrisburg Medical Center Administrator Don Hutson. “Ultimately, we hope to improve health outcomes and lower costs while also providing continuity of care.”

The new SIH Work Care location is set to open January 17, 2022.

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