THERESA F HOLDEN,RN
Gurnee, IL 60031
Rosemont, IL 60018
CORPORATE SR. MANAGER, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION & SAFETY 2015 - Present
Initiates and manages positive, proactive strategies to reduce lost time, and development
of strong working relations within applicable medical communities. Provide guidance and assistance to corporate and union/non union field locations on policies and procedures, answer and interpret
complex questions relating to workers’ compensation, disability, FMLA, ADA, act as liaison with third party administrators, legal, and field locations; maintain working relationship and provide advisement to corporate management, finance and legal departments; provide research, data and analysis for budgets, cost containment, loss prevention and process improvement. Support a broad range of Safety programs including tracking analyzing and reporting safety and environmental data for all World Kitchen Manufacturing, Distribution Centers and 90 US/Canadian Retail Stores.
Oversee all aspects of Workers’ Compensation program, including reporting process, review of incident reports, claim management, return to work and settlement negotiations; maintain working relationship with vendors and defense attorney’s’ act as a point of escalation on necessary cases, ensure compliance with relevant company, state, federal and statutory policies, procedures and legislation, including OSHA
Manage Workers’ Compensation reserves for indemnity, medical and expenses as well as Workers’ Compensation cases with Third Party Administrator and specific state and Canadian provinces.
Reduction of workers compensation cases from 186 to 52 with 8 million cost savings.
Negotiate Workers Compensation and Disability Contracts
Manage EAP Programs.
Monitor and provide guidance of OSHA recordkeeping
Wellness Program implementation for all World Kitchen operations
Monitor expenditures, analyze data, prepare reports for distribution to management, and reconcile billings with insurance carrier
Coordinate and participate in claim reviews with carrier and field locations; review and negotiate reserve levels.
Research data and prepare budget, provide training sessions as needed to corporate and field locations.
Provide training at all sites on processing reported injuries and make recommendations for process improvement.
Support all sites in accident investigations including root cause analysis.
Administer Workers’ Compensation for World Kitchen, LLC. Globally.
100 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923
CORPORATE MANAGER/MEDICAL DIRECTOR, OCCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & RISK 2010 - 2015
Developed, implemented and maintained a Corporate Occupational Health function which provides leadership and support to all OSRAM SYLVANIA activities in line with the Corporate Mission and Values statements and regional business activities to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations as well as minimizing general liability, monitoring rising health care cost, decrease overall absenteeism and disability rates, strive for a healthier and more productive workforce/behavior change, and improve employee engagement.
Designed, procurement, implementation and strategic direction for all occupational and non-occupational health programs, Workers’ Compensation, Integrated Disability Management, ADA and Family Medical Leave.
Developed and implementation of risk reduction policies and procedures.
Assisted and directed all OSI facilities regarding disability, absence case management, Workers’ Compensation for 20 states with a $2,500,000 cost savings.
Health Services delivery, including staffing, Occupational Health Services and management of outside vendors.
Managed Medical Directorship. Health/Medical policy changes. Drug Screenings and medical surveillance.
Managed Occupational Health Nurse’s, Regional Health Risk Managers and Fitness Center staff at all OSI locations.
Oversaw Employee Assistance Program.
Compiled and analyzed Benchmarking Data.
Implemented, Managed and Promoted Health/Wellness Programs at all OSI locations.
Managed a budget of $2,000,000 for Health Services, Fitness Centers and Wellness Programs.
REGIONAL HEALTH RISK MANAGER 2003-2010
Developed, implemented and supervised strategic plans which minimized OSRAM SYLVANIA’s disability/Workers’ Compensation loss experience at assigned manufacturing facilities in the US and Mexico. Monitored and benchmarked program outcomes on an annual basis for program efficiency and cost control. Achieved $3,600,000 Disability and Workers’ Compensation cost savings goal for FY 03 thru FY10.
SUPERVISOR, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & RISK 2000-2003
Established and maintained Healthcare Integrated Disability programs and Workers’ Compensation programs for divisional manufacturing sites. Case managed litigated and non-litigated Workers’ Compensation cases. 40% annual cost reduction
400 Busse Road
Elk Grove, IL 60067
DIVISIONAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE/WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REP. 1995-2000
Established and maintained a comprehensive Occupational Health Program for divisional/multi-site manufacturing operations in accordance with company policies.
Case managed self-insured Workers’ Compensation Program for all litigated and non-litigated cases.
Reduced Workers’ Compensation costs by $2,000,000 annually by identifying trends from Loss Source Analysis and implementing Return to Work Programs.
Prepared and maintained all medical records and OSHA Reports.
Conducted in-house first aid, bloodborne pathogen, hearing conservation, ergonomics, safety inspection, accident investigation and safety orientation classes.
Developed safety programs based on past trends and decreased safety statistics by 25%-35% from 1995-1999.
MA, ORGANIZATIONAL/INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
National Louis University, Chicago, IL
BS, HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
National Louis University, Wheaton, IL
AAS,NURSING - RN
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Registered Professional Nurse-State of Illinois
License Number: 041.283217
Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist – CWWS
National Wellness Institute