Saint Francis to Host Business Health Summit

“Miracle on the Hudson” Co-Pilot to Share Experience

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business will host the annual Business Health Summit Friday, October 5, from 8 am to 3 pm in the Saint Francis Conference Center, 211 Saint Francis Drive, Entrance 1. Keynote speaker is Jeff Skiles, co-pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

This comprehensive, full-day conference will provide area human resources professionals, safety officers and risk management personnel with valuable insights about employee workers’ compensation and maintaining health and wellness among employees. There is no charge to attend.

As copilot during the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Skiles played a key role in teaming with Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger to save the 155 passengers aboard the flight. At the Business Health Summit, Skiles will share his story and explain how to use the lessons he learned that day to help your organization operate at peak efficiency.

A general contractor who builds houses when he’s not flying, Skiles understands what businesses are going through. He attributes the success of the emergency landing on the Hudson to the extensive training all members of a flight crew experience. His presentation, “Adapt, React, and Don’t Fear a Change of Course,” focuses on how all members of an organization, working together, can face challenges and accomplish greatness.

Additional presentations will include: “Five Poisons in the Workplace” by Glen E. Cooper, DO, MPH, MRO, and Dennis J. Straubinger, DO, MPH, MRO, occupational medicine physicians at Saint Francis; “Pain Management in the Workplace” by Carmen N. Keith, MD, pain management physician at Saint Francis; “Sleep Disturbances in the Workplace” by W. Keith Graham, MD, D-ABSM, pulmonologist/sleep medicine physician at Saint Francis; and “Ergonomics in the Workplace” by Robert L. Bunger, ATC, CEAS, certified athletic trainer/ergonomic assessment specialist at Saint Francis.

“The Business Health Summit is another example of Saint Francis’ commitment to the healthcare needs of the community. The summit will provide area businesses with information on the latest trends in the workplace and, in turn, allow them to properly accommodate their employees’ needs,” says Alex Ogburn, MBA, director of Occupational Health Services at Saint Francis.

For more information or to register at no cost, email or call 573-331-5877. Please register by October 1, as space is limited.

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