Lake Regional Health System was one of 37 Missouri businesses recently awarded safety grants from Missouri Employers Mutual, which provides workers compensation insurance. The grant will fund the purchase of two Likorall overhead lifts to help Lake Regional take the next step toward improving workplace safety.
Using the overhead lifts, nurses and other care providers can transfer patients from a bed to a chair without any heavy lifting.
“These overhead, motorized lifts protect both patients and our employees from injury,” said Dan Sabourin, R.N., MBA, director of Lake Regional Workforce Wellness. “The lifts reduce the risk of falls and musculoskeletal injuries. We are grateful for our partnership with Missouri Employers Mutual and for this opportunity to improve our workforce safety.”
The check was presented to Lake Regional by representatives of Golden Rule Insurance Agency, the hospital’s broker for workers compensation insurance.
“The grant is part of MEM’s SafetySMARTS program,” said Jeff Bethurem, risk manager at Golden Rule Insurance Agency in Osage Beach. “This initiative aims to reduce both workplace injuries and costs. We were pleased to help Lake Regional apply for this grant and believe it will benefit the organization, its employees and its customers.”
As a provider of workers compensation insurance, MEM helps policyholders eliminate injuries and reduce claims costs. Headquartered in Columbia, with offices in Springfield, Kansas City and St. Louis, MEM is dedicated to providing policyholders with exceptional customer service; quality safety and risk management expertise; and timely, personal claims management.
Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake area. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a three-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. Lake Regional also operates primary care, walk-in care, specialty care and rehab therapy clinics; retail pharmacies; and home health and hospice services throughout the lake area.