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 provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.