Fulton Co. medical center gets grant to address opioid issues in the workplace

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — The Fulton County Medical Center has received a $60,000 federal grant to expand its  workplace injury treatment capacity to assist local rural businesses with occupational health resources, including funds to address opioid issues in the workplace. 

Additionally, local employers will be provided access to injury-prevention tools and after-injury care with opioid addiction prevention education.

The grant is from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service. 

The 2018-2019 grant represents the second round of funding from the service in support of FCMC’s occupational health expansion. FCMC will work with Fulton Behavioral Health Services to achieve goals of the grant over the next year.

The additional square footage added to FCMC’s Rehabilitation Services provided the clinical space for the Work Hardening program. Work Hardening is a service provided through FCMC’s Rehabilitation Department where employees who are injured receive treatment along their path to returning to work. A Primus evaluation system by BTE is at the heart of the new work hardening program.

“We feel privileged to provide the community with access to state-of-the-art equipment like the BTE Primus,” Stephanie White, FCMC rehabilitation services director, said in the release. “The Primus system will not only enhance our current therapy programs, but will assist us in developing additional programs that focus on both injured workers and injury prevention.”