Promoting a Healthy, Safe, and Productive Workforce

There is only one phone call you need to make in order to meet the occupational health and workers comp needs for your business.  Your Occupational Health/Work Injury Management Team includes medical providers, Occupational Health and Work Comp Coordinators, and nursing and rehabilitation staff.


J. David Maher, MD
Certified Family Practice/
Occupational Medicine


Jon Kammerer, MD
Certified Family Practitioner/
Occupational Medicine

Rehabilitation Team:

Jenn Kuehner, DPT
Jamie Schneberger, DPT
Lori Sindelar, OT

Occupational Hearing Conservationist:

Joe Lawrence, Certified OHC

Nursing Staff:

Patti Courtney, RN
Kate Speer, RN

Regional Health Services of Howard County (RHSHC) offers Occupational Health Services to meet the specific healthcare needs for area businesses and their workforce.  With the variety of healthcare services we offer, we:

  • Treat workplace injuries in the Emergency Room or Cresco Medical Clinic;
  • Provide therapy services and medical testing (lab and x-ray) as necessary;
  • Provide medical equipment for patients if required; and
  • Follow-up with business contact regarding patient care and progress.

Through the cooperative efforts of physicians, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, lab and x-ray, our goal is to provide quality, timely, and cost-effective medical attention to the injured worker. Of equal importance is to provide educational programs, health screenings, and services to prevent worker injury in the first place.

We realize the importance of communication among employers, workers, and providers of care in order to keep employees healthy and return them to work in a safe and timely manner.

We are committed to providing quality, accessible healthcare, and education to area businesses and their employees.

If you have any questions regarding the Occupational Health Services at Regional Health Services of Howard County, please call Kathy Malek, RN, at 563-547-2101, extension 56033.

Services provided and customized to meet the needs of your business:

Work Injury Management
  • Acute injury care
  • Functional job analysis
  • Medical specialty care
  • On-site rehabilitation program
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Return to work program
  • Work conditioning
Case Management Services
  • On-site rehabilitation program
Preventive Services
  • Blood pressure screening
  • BMI (body mass index) testing
  • Body mechanic training
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Educational programs
  • Flu and pneumonia immunizations
  • Health screening + vaccinations
  • Hearing tests
  • Lab panels specific to your business
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Spirometer lung screens
Pre-Employment Screening/Employment
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Drug screens
  • D.O.T. physicals
  • Employment Physical Exams
  • Urine drug screen collections

Occupational Health Services
235 8th Avenue West
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: 563-547-2101, Extension 56033
Fax: 563-547-6350
Email: Kathy.Malek@mercyhealth.com

Because of our belief in the dignity and value of each person, Regional Health Services of Howard County affirms that each patient will receive accessible, respectful, skillful, and compassionate care without discrimination as to race, color, creed, sex, beliefs, national origin, age, disability, diagnosis, or ability to pay.