Published on July 20, 2020

Silver Cross Occupational Health Focused On Keeping Area Employers and Employees Healthy and Productive 


Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion DSpecialized Testing and Screening

A productive workplace starts with healthy employees and a safe working environment.

That’s why Silver Cross Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of Silver Cross Occupational Health, a program designed to keep employers and employees well, and build a healthy business climate within the community.

Photo: Silver Cross Occupational Health is Located in Pavilion D on the west side of Silver Cross Hospital’s expansive New Lenox campus.

Silver Cross Occupational Health is based in Silver Cross Pavilion D, the newest addition to Silver Cross Hospital’s growing New Lenox campus. Pavilion D is located at 1851 Silver Cross Blvd., on the west side of the hospital campus.

“Employees are a company’s most important investment, and keeping them healthy, productive and injury-free is always a top priority,” explains Ruth Colby, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Cross Hospital. “Silver Cross Occupational Health experts can help employers identify health risks, link them to appropriate resources, encourage positive lifestyle choices and establish baselines for regular health monitoring, which all lead to a healthier workforce and healthier bottom line.”

  • Annual physicals/pre-employment physicals
  • Drug screenings and breath alcohol testing
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-mandated and other medical surveillance physicals
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) exams
  • Hearing tests
  • Vision screenings
  • Initial and follow-up injury treatment
  • Wellness programs
  • Health screenings
  • Consultation and education

Silver Cross Occupational Health Team

Silver Cross Occupational Health’s highly trained team includes board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and technicians. The program is under the medical direction of seasoned occupational health expert Mark Veldman, D.O. 

A board-certified family medicine specialist in practice for 30+ years, Dr. Veldman has spent the last 25 years as an occupational health expert, creating and overseeing programs that focus on employee health and wellness, pre-employment screening, injury care and prevention. 

“As a trusted community health provider and large employer, Silver Cross Hospital understands the needs of your business,” he adds. “Our occupational health program is designed to help businesses keep pace with regulatory requirements, reduce employee turnover, lower workers’ compensation costs, reduce absences and improve employee satisfaction. It’s a win-win for employers and employees.”

To create a custom workplace health and wellness program or for more information, please visit Silver Cross Occupational Health or call 815-300-3060.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.