SCK Health announces expansion of occupational health services


SCK Health is expanding its Occupational Health Services department beginning Jan. 1, according to a press release from the Ark City hospital.

“After purchasing Testing Services, LLC in 2022, SCK Health has seen the profound need for these services in Cowley County,” the hospital stated.

The expansion of services includes the addition of a dedicated medical provider, Heather Irving, APRN, who will be joining the OHS team as the full-time Chief Medical Officer.

Irving was previously practicing family care in Winfield and Arkansas City for 10 years, the hospital said.

“The occupational health role is an exciting new role for me,” Irving said. “But I will miss those that are not in the work field, such as the children and those who have retired. I enjoy coming alongside patients in their day to day lives and working with them to achieve their goals.”

As the OHS Chief Medical Officer, Irving will be administering DOT physicals and work comp management for local area businesses.

“We spend so much of our lives at our jobs, and being able to facilitate health there translates to good health at home,” Irving added.

SCK Health said services are being consolidated at one location at the SCK Health Medical Center campus at 6403 Patterson Parkway.

“With these exciting changes, we also announce current OHS Director, Linda Boswell, will be retiring December 31st after 13 years providing quality testing for local companies,” the press release said. “SCK Health wants to thank Linda for all she has done for SCK Health and wish her the best in her retirement.

“Although we are sad to see Linda go, we are happy to announce our new Occupational Health Services Director, Theresa Cassaboom, RN.”

Cassaboom has been a nurse for over 15 years with background in emergency nursing, behavioral health, and crisis response, the hospital said.

“I am excited to be back at SCK Health and have a part in the expansion of health care services in Cowley County,” she said.

The hospital also highlighted Occupational Health Services Testing Collector Zanna Groves.

“Zanna has over three years of experience in the field and is a great asset to our department,” the hospital said.