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PRIME Occupational Medicine acquired Occupational Medicine Clinics of South Louisiana (OMC) and will merge with the clinic as one entity. OMC has operated in South Louisiana for years and provides a wide spectrum of occupational health services for the industrial community. By joining PRIME, OMC will continue its legacy of high-quality service and care with a whole new range of capabilities.
The OMC acquisition was a strategic move to place PRIME in a more advantageous position to serve Lafayette and surrounding areas. With this merger, PRIME will relocate it’s existing Lafayette clinic to 106 Heritage Parkway in Broussard.
“This new location will offer a larger clinic space with increased staff and in-house x-ray capabilities. These enhanced benefits will provide our new and existing clients with a more convenient experience and efficient services,” said Sean Connor, VP of Business Development.
PRIME Occupational Medicine has launched its new COVID-19 screening app, EMEmd.
Designed to protect businesses, employees and patrons, the app identifies high-risk individuals before they enter an establishment. PRIME created EMEmd to act as an efficient, convenient tool that provides the real-time results organizations currently need.
Users simply download the app for free, complete a medical questionnaire and receive an entry recommendation based on their results. Owners can then track and manage all data through the application. PRIME’s in-house development team originally developed an online screening platform in 2015, allowing them to quickly pivot to an enhanced app-based version in order to meet the new demands surrounding COVID-19.
Sean Connor, VP of Business Development at PRIME, says “We built this solution to enhance safety across the globe. We have clients using our platform in 19 countries so we felt it was critical to push our software forward and help these facilities fight against COVID-19 with an effective tool.”
PRIME is currently offering reduced pricing for government agencies, nonprofits and religious institutions. The app is available to download on the App Store and Google Play.
Learn more at EMEmd.com
In recent weeks, PRIME Occupational Medicine has partnered with Chiyoda International and McDermott to donate thousands of N95 masks to various communities and workforces across Louisiana.
As COVID-19 spread throughout the state, countless public service organizations faced a shortage of the equipment needed to safely perform their duties. When Chiyoda and McDermott, both part of the CCJV joint venture project team, discovered they had pallets of unused N95 masks at a jobsite, they knew this would be a great opportunity to give back in a time of need.
“On behalf of the CCJV joint venture project team of McDermott and Chiyoda, it is our honor to support the local medical community with this donation of N95 masks,” says Andy Dadosky, Vice President and Project Director for CCJV. “Our healthcare professionals are on the frontlines caring for our community during this unprecedented health crisis. This is one small way we can help.”
With PRIME Occupational Medicine as the duo’s medical provider, they tasked the company with finding groups across the state that could greatly benefit from the N95s. PRIME immediately reached out and delivered to hospitals, law enforcement departments, prisons, blood donation centers and a variety of other businesses across southern Louisiana and eastern Texas.
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, Louisiana State Police, Woman’s Hospital, CHRISTUS Health, Ochsner, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge General, Louisiana National Guard and several other government agencies were among the many state entities that received donations. PRIME Occupational Medicine was happy to match the N95 mask donation by contributing various other personal protective equipment items.
“Our goal is to ensure that people are protected and can continue to work in this atmosphere. Our mission is to protect the health and safety of all workforces, and we are happy to assist McDermott and Chiyoda in this trying time,” says Dr. Luke Lee, Corporate Medical Director of Prime Occupational Medicine.
Given the community risk of COVID-19, we recommend that all employers adopt a return to work (RTW) screening process, that likely are more stringent than previous policies. This recommendation is IN ADDITION to the employer’s normal RTW policies.