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Sanford OccMed receives perfect score from NAOHP

Sanford OccMed earned a perfect score in its recent review from the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals. The certification that comes with the review is effective into 2019.

  • Sep 27, 2016

The National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOHP) review of Sanford OccMed resulted in a perfect score.

NAOHP was established in June of 1990 to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information associated with the effective administration of provider-based occupational health programs. In 2002, NAOHP developed a plan to establish occupational health standards of practice and gain recognition for professionals in the field of occupational health. One of the phases of this effort was to develop and offer a Site Certification process as a way for occupational health programs and freestanding occupational medicine practices to evaluate their performance in comparison to established national standards.

The primary objectives of Occupational Health Program Certification include providing applicant programs with benchmarks to ensure that their program’s policies and standards are consistent with best national practices. Standards and core competencies are established in the following content areas:

  • Administration and organization
  • Operational framework
  • Staffing resources
  • Clinical services
  • Quality management

A second primary objective is to identify deficient areas in which an applicant program might improve in order to achieve optimal performance in comparison to national standards.

This Sanford OccMed certification is effective from May 2016 through April 2019.

Sanford OccMed is dedicated to partnering with companies to provide their employees with the highest standard of care while assisting companies in maintaining a healthy workforce.