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Tyrone Hospital Launches Occupational Medicine Program

Tyrone Hospital has launched the HealthForce Occupational Medicine Program at Tyrone Hospital.  

Tyrone’s HealthForce program was developed through a partnership between Tyrone Hospital and Altoona Regional Health System to address the occupational medicine needs of employers in Northern Blair, Clearfield, and Southern Centre Counties.

“We recognized the need for enhanced occupational medicine services in the market area serviced by Tyrone Hospital, said Stephen Gildea, Tyrone Hospital CEO. “The partnership with Altoona Regional, which has a well established program, streamlined our program development process and got us to start-up more quickly.”

The goal of the HealthForce Occupational Medicine Program is to assist area businesses with their employee health needs.

“HealthForce is happy to have the opportunity to provide services at Tyrone Hospital to our present and potential employer clients in that area,” said Ellen Paterson, M.Ed., HealthForce Director. “Being located in Tyrone will reduce time away from work for employee injury management and make physicals more convenient for the population of Northern Blair County.”

The HealthForce Occupational Medicine Program at Tyrone Hospital is located on the second floor of Tyrone Hospital.  Initially, hours of operation will be Mondays from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM and on Thursdays from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Services offered include: injury management, pre-employment post offer physicals, Department of Transportation physicals, urine drug screens, return to work evaluations, immunizations, medical surveillance examinations, vaccine administration, hearing tests, functional capacity screens, spirometry, travel immunizations and respirator Fit Testing will be offered at HealthForce in the Station Medical Center in Altoona.

For more information contact HealthForce at Tyrone Hospital at 814-682-1819.