April 4, 2012
KCH Occupational Medicine and Home Health Care Open House April 12 -- You're invited

In January, both KCH Home Health Care and KCH Occupational Medicine (OCCMED) moved to 628 N. Fraley Street, Kane from their former offices at Summit Medical Park.  The new location offers enhanced space, greater access and convenience for customers and patients.  

The redesign of the facility and new OCCMED programs are now complete and KCH is hosting an open house Thursday, April 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please join the staff of KCH Home Health Care & Occupational Medicine. Meet our KCH Home Health Care and OccMed teams, take a mid-day break, enjoy refreshments, learn about services provided, and check out our new offices.

"KCH has redesigned its Occupational Medicine Program to provide critical access to care and services unique to new business and industry startups in our area,” stated J. Gary Rhodes, Vice President of UPMC Hamot and CEO, Kane Community Hospital.  "We invite individuals and employers to come by on April 12 and met our KCH Home Health Care and Occupational Medicine Teams."

The KCH Occupational Medicine Program offers employers custom health care services to meet the needs of their employees.  Some of the many services offered include CDL physicals, company physicals, drug screens and collections, breath alcohol testing, vaccines, basic vision and hearing screens, TB testing, spirometry testing, and employee wellness programs. 

The new location offers longer business hours at a convenient location to meet the needs of our local businesses.

KCH Home Health is the only Home Health Care/visiting nurse program associated with Kane Community Hospital, serving patients in roughly a 35-mile radius from the hospital.  KCH, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot  works with UPMC Hamot affiliated home care agencies to provide additional services such as Diabetic Education.  KCH Home Health Care has an average 50 patient case load at any given time.

Among the home care services offered by a 14 member fulltime and part-time nursing team are: skilled nursing care, diabetes counseling, nutrition and wellness counseling, pediatric nursing, wound and ostomy care, IV therapy, tube feedings, catheters, continence care, rehabilitation services (Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies), home health aide, end of life care, social services and telehealth. 

KCH Home Health Care provides "a continuity of care" for patients once they return home after a hospital, rehab or nursing home stay, allowing patients to spend less time in a care facility, but continue to receive care in the comfort of their own home. 

KCH Home Health Care not only bridges the care from hospital to home but also plays a major role in community healthcare.  KCH Home Health Care offer hundreds of free blood pressure clinics, stroke assessments and other special screenings throughout the year in the communities served by KCH clinics, as well as public flu-shot clinics. 

For more information about Kane Community Hospital Home Health or Occupational Medicine, call 1-800-565-9200 and ask for extension 4790.


KCH Occupational Medicine and Home Health Care Open House April 12 -- You're invited

Freshly painted sign at 628 N. Fraley where the new offices of KCH Occupational Medicine and Home Health Care are located.  Join us Thursday, April 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for an Open House.