At Perdue Farms, we believe in being a responsible employer, investing in our associates’ growth, safety and well-being. We are committed to offering our associates a safe, supportive and healthy environment where people want to work. As part of that, the Perdue HealthWorks® team is dedicated to helping associates and dependents become as healthy as possible and, in keeping with this, to offer the best medical care possible for our associates and their dependents through your Perdue Wellness Centers and the Perdue Health Improvement Program (HIP). After an illness or injury, we work to restore people to health as quickly as possible whether the problem is work-related or not, and take an active position in case management to that end.
What we do, how and for whom
Vision of Perdue HealthWorks®
- To improve human health and bring about engaged, healthy and productive associates.
- To be the most trusted, successful and efficient science-based medical team, maximizing the health of our customers.
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Meet the Staff:
Regional Nurse Manager-Wanda Smiling
Wanda Smiling, BSN, RN, COHN-S, Regional Nurse Manager based at the Perdue Wellness Center in Dillon, S.C., has been appointed to serve as chair of the board of directors for the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (ABOHN). Wanda, who will serve a one-year term, will be a liaison between the board of directors and the executive director.
Wanda has served on the COHN-S Advisory Board as both a member as well as the Chair from 2016-2017. She has also been a member of the Public Relations Committee from 2015-2017, served on the Nominations Committee in 2015-2016 and served as the chair of that committee from 2016-2017.
Wanda joined Perdue in 2010. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for medical sciences. In addition to the occupational health nursing certification, she is also a certified addiction registered nurse.
ABOHN is governed by a Board of Directors composed of certified occupational health nurses and one public member that are selected to be representative of the community of certified occupational health nurses as well as occupational health nurses seeking certification. The Board sets the criteria for certification and recertification, continually assess the certification process, set policies, and plan for the future.
The American Board for Occupational Health Nurses is the sole provider of certification in the specialty of Occupational Health Nursing in the United States. Since its inception in 1972, ABOHN has awarded the Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN), Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S), and Case Management (CM) credentials to more than 14,400 occupational health nurses. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) accredits the COHN, COHN-S, and CM examinations.
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