Providing Services and Support for Injured Workers
Gloria Fagan, RN, BSN, joins Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center for a new podcast
Though safeguards to protect workers have become more robust over time, if a worker does become injured, workers’ compensation can offset costs and help provide support and services. Gloria Fagan, RN, BSN, the workers’ compensation outreach manager at Shepherd Center, joins Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center to discuss resources available to the workers’ compensation community.
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“Our goal really is to maximize recovery and decrease secondary complications for these patients with Work Comp injuries,” said Fagan. “We really try to make sure that everything that we can do, Shepherd can provide”
In this episode, Fagan discusses the various rehabilitation programs available for injured workers, the referral process, workplace inclusivity and resources like peer support and assistive technology for injured workers.
Fagan has 20 years of experience as a registered nurse; her clinical background includes orthopedic/neurological trauma, medical surgical intensive care and cardiothoracic intensive care. Prior to her role at Shepherd Center, she served as the business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.