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National Quality Certification Awarded to Excela Health Works Occupational Medicine Program

GREENSBURG, PA, December 28, 2017…Excela Health WORKS, the health system’s occupational medicine program, has received certification from the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOHP). This three-year certification is considered the industry gold standard, recognizing outstanding occupational health practices for the delivery of quality health care services to the workforce in the community.

“Excela Health WORKS strives to provide area employers best in class
occupational medicine care,” said Laurie English, Senior Vice President and Chief
Human Resource Office of Excela Health, who oversees the occupational medicine
program. “Certification by the NAOHP distinguishes our commitment to quality, not
just in clinic processes but most importantly in our day-to-day medical care and
patient interactions.”

The NAOHP is the premier professional organization for occupational
medicine providers and clinics and provides benchmarks, standards, and best
practice consultation nationwide. Occupational health programs and clinics that
participate in a NAOHP Site Certification are evaluated based on six national
standards: Administration, Operational Framework, Staffing Processes, Quality
Assurance, Product Line Development, and Sales and Marketing

NAOHP Surveyor Donna Lee Gardner, a nurse, and occupational health
a consultant who was instrumental in developing the national standards that are
applied during the certification process, said she was “particularly impressed with
Excela Health’s Occupational Health Program. They have a highly committed staff that work wonderfully as a team for patient and client company excellence,” Gardner said. “They did an excellent job preparing for the evaluation. There are many aspects of the practice that truly set it apart.”

The NAOHP site surveyor performs a comprehensive review, with careful
scrutiny applied to the program’s demonstration of best practice medical and
administrative processes that will result in improved outcomes and employer service.
Earning the NAOHP’s quality certification demonstrates that a program is “best in
class”, in particular in the areas of medical care and adherence to state and federal
regulations. Clients of NAHOP certified programs can be assured that their provider
is dedicated to maintaining quality initiatives that increase efficiency and customer

Excela Health WORKS Occupational Medicine has been partnering with
businesses in and around Westmoreland County since 2015 with the goal of offering
convenient and comprehensive health care service for employers that aids in
reducing work-related injuries and expenses through preventive screenings, quality
injury care and comprehensive on-site wellness programs. Excela Health WORKS
Occupational Medicine currently has two locations: North Huntingdon inside Excela
Square at Norwin and Latrobe, at Excela Latrobe Hospital.

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