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Friday, October 21, 2011

WorkingWell Inducted into Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana

Members of the Franciscan Alliance WorkingWell leadership
team, which was given membership in the Society of Innovators
of Northwest Indiana on Oct. 20, include (top row, from left):
Dr. Charles Mok, Mike Polich, regional manager; Tim Ross,
regional director; Moulay Alaoui, regional business transformation
specialist; Diana Bridges, regional supervisor, business development.
The team also includes (bottom row, from left): Chris Vanni,
regional director, quality services and performance improvement;
Gaile Sookradge, clinic supervisor-Michigan City-Valparaiso;
Michelle Arvia, clinic supervisor, Hammond and Munster;
Sandy Michalak, clinic supervisor, Crown Point.
WorkingWell, the occupational health program of Franciscan Alliance's Northwest Indiana hospitals, became a member of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana during a meeting at Horseshoe Casino Oct. 20.

The program reached a milestone recently when the last three of its five sites gained International Organization of Standardization certification.

WorkingWell, a freestanding occupational health provider, is the only program of its kind to receive the designation.

WorkingWell was honored during the 7th Annual Innovators Induction Ceremony for 2011-2012 after being selected from among 80 nominations received by the society this year.

The society was established when the Ivy Tech Community College Northwest Gerald L. Lampkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center was created in 2005.

WorkingWell's Hammond, Munster and Valparaiso locations recently joined their Crown Point and Michigan City counterparts in gaining the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

ISO certification follows a rigorous audit of an organization's quality management system. Quality goals are set, and when they are met, new goals are determined for a continuously improving quality system.

"Industry recognizes ISO as a global standard," said Tim Ross, Franciscan Alliance regional director of occupational/employee health. "Industry vendors are held to those standards, so why not hold occupational health to those standards? We are aligning ourselves with businesses; what better way to do that than to reach industry standards they understand." 

WorkingWell provides occupational health care services for all types of workers, including professional, industrial, police officers and firefighters.

For more information on WorkingWell, visit:

WorkingWell - Northwest Indiana locations:
Crown Point (at Franciscan Point)
12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite A 204
Crown Point
Phone: (219) 662-5500
Fax: (219) 662-9684
Hammond (across the street from St. Margaret Health)
5500 Hohman Ave., Suite 1D
Hammond, IN  46320
Phone: (219) 852-2472
Fax: (219) 852-2567

Michigan City
4111 S. Franklin St.
Michigan City
Phone: (219) 879-5400
Fax: (219) 852-5900

701 Superior Ave., Suite C
Phone: (219) 924-1568
Fax: (219) 924-2175

2307 La Porte Ave., Suite 8
Phone: (219) 476-9389
Fax: (219) 476-9432

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