Bismarck, ND (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
Sanford Health has unveiled one of the mobile units for its innovative new service – O.P.C. mobileMED. The service will provide health care services directly in the oil fields for oil-producing companies (O.P.C.) and their employees. The key to Sanford Health’s plan centers on partnerships with companies serving the Bakken oil fields and includes deploying two mobile clinics on wheels that can move around to meet the needs of employers and one modular clinic – initially in Watford City.
The mobile and modular clinics will provide work-related and non-work-related health care services, such as employment physicals and screenings, and acute care for sore throats, coughs, and other illnesses. Sanford also will do lab work, X-rays, provide access to telemedicine, and make referrals for advanced injuries. Employers will be able to customize their program by choosing from a menu of services that fit their specific needs.
The mobile unit will be staffed by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, nurse, and driver who is also a medical technician or radiology technician.
The project will mean an initial investment of $2.7 million along with $4.8 million in annual operating expenses. By being in the heart of the oil fields, Sanford Health will focus on building and maintaining a healthy work force with convenient medical services that allow employees, who have an industry-wide 80 percent injury rate, to feel better soon and get back to work more quickly.
Employers interested in learning more about O.P.C. mobileMED should call (866) 310-5222 or email jeffrey.wetzel(at)sanfordhealth(dot)org.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel, Mexico, and China.
Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with nearly a billion dollars in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.