As a nurse case manager, I provide guidance and support to employees as they deal with personal challenges, such as illnesses or injuries. But the tables have turned, and I now find myself on the receiving end of support from my HR department. I’m part of the sandwich generation — a portion of the workforce […]
In her role, she works with the company’s claims staff on short- and long-term disability claims, including reviewing medical information for reasonable limitations and restrictions, providing education to claims staff about medical conditions and treatments, and connecting with employees and medical providers to review an employee’s current condition. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Portland and also has an Oregon nursing license.
Outside the office Mary spends a lot of her spare time, again, organizing. She has spearheaded “Go Girls,” a gaggle of 40 women who golf after work on Thursdays, as well as “Brides,” a group of 11 women who meet each month and take turns being the center of attention amidst snacks and gossip. She also loves hopping in the car with her husband and seeing where the map takes them — which usually involves camping, fishing or golf.
Posts by Mary Malone
A recent study suggests that 40 percent of the adult population in the United States will develop type 2 diabetes sometime during their life. The silver lining here is that diabetes can sometimes be prevented with lifestyle changes, and worksite health screenings are one effective way to catch the health issues that precede diabetes. How can an employer leverage health screenings to decrease the impact of this costly disease?
In my series on increasing disability concerns for employers, I’ve discussed a few diseases that are on the rise — obesity and diabetes. The last disease in the series can be less noticeable, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a threat.
Employees may have started the year with lifestyle changes and goals — such as quitting smoking. Although quitting is a personal decision, as an employer, you still can support them as they follow through on their New Year’s resolution to take charge of their health.
Weight loss strategies are everywhere. They pop up on our computers, our cellphones and televisions because they have an audience. Consider this: In 2009, more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) were considered obese.
Imagine a normal day at your workplace. Meetings, phone calls, production. Just another routine day. But then, the unexpected happens. An employee passes out mid shift, requiring serious medical attention.