Zeeland Community Hospital

Occupational Health Services Now Offered at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Kelsey Brown, PA-C, and Natalie Debernardi, MD, are leading Spectrum Health's occupational health services on the Lakeshore.

ZEELAND, Mich. (May 17, 2022) – This month, Spectrum Health Medical Group has expanded services to meet the growing needs of local employers. Occupational health services have been added to include drug screening and workplace accident and injury management programs. These programs offer the continuum of care to keep the workplace healthy, safe and productive.

A proactive approach to holistic health has a significant impact on employee wellbeing and a company’s bottom line. Spectrum Health partners with employers to increase productivity, safety and employee engagement, while reducing the risk of injury, turnover and health care costs. With the goal of preventing work-related injuries and promoting workplace safety, Spectrum Health occupational health offers injury prevention services, early intervention, symptom management, rehabilitation and return to work programs.

Occupational health services include:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) examinations
  • Exposure management
  • Injury care for injured or ill workers
  • Medical surveillance
  • Pre-employment and post-offer physical examinations
  • Random drug and alcohol program opportunities
  • Return-to-work and fitness for duty examinations
  • Variety of drug and alcohol tests available

We have the unique ability to offer care where your employees need it most whether it is virtually, on-site at your location, as well as in one of our clinic locations. Additionally, we partner with a national network of clinics, allowing us to offer services outside the Spectrum Health reach to meet your needs.

These programs can be customized and managed based on each company’s unique requirements. Spectrum Health partners with clients to design a plan that’s just right for their employees and develop a quote based on their goals. To get started tailoring a plan for your business, call 616.391.2778 or email occserv@spectrumhealth.org.

Our experienced team of professionals, led by Natalie Debernardi, MD, board-certified occupational health physician, and Kelsey Brown, PA-C, physician assistant, is ready to help you reduce lost work time, accelerate recovery, promote employee health and wellness and positively impact your bottom line.

Debernardi earned her medical degree from University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois. She received her master’s degree in public health and completed her occupational medicine residency at University of Iowa in Iowa City. Debernardi’s clinical interests include musculoskeletal disorders, cost-effective care, workplace and environmental health, disease and injury prevention and wellness promotion.

Brown, a board-certified physician assistant, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy. Her clinical background is in urgent care.

Spectrum Health Medical Group occupational health is conveniently located in Suite 100A of the Medical Office Building, adjacent to Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s main entrance. For more information, visit spectrumhealth.org/occhealth.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Alexis Bolo Neal
Senior Communications Specialist
Email: alexis.boloneal@corewellhealth.org