|VALENCIA, Calif. – U.S. HealthWorks, one of the largest operators of occupational healthcare centers in the nation, announced today the appointment of John C. Duncan as vice president of Government Affairs.
Mr. Duncan, who previously served as Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations twice and the Chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board, will join U.S. HealthWorks on September 17, 2012.
“As we grow our organization, it is imperative that we foster strong partnerships with state and federal government agencies involved in workers’ compensation issues,” said Daniel D. Crowley, CEO of U.S. HealthWorks. “John has depth of experience in government and employee-related issues and will be a great asset to our organization.”
Mr. Duncan has a 30-year career of service at the state and federal level, as well as in the private sector. Significantly, from 2007 to 2011, he served as Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, where he oversaw 16 divisions, boards, and commissions including the Labor Commissioner’s Office, Cal/OSHA and the Division of Worker’s Compensation. In addition to serving as Chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board, he worked in a variety of positions at the Department of industrial Relations. Earlier in his career, he worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, including serving as Assistant to the Secretary.
“U.S. HealthWorks is a dynamic organization that is poised for significant growth in the years ahead,” Mr. Duncan said. “It is vitally important that we properly interact and communicate with government agencies to ensure that injured workers are able to get high quality care they need and return to work.”
Mr. Duncan earned a Master’s of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
About U.S. HealthWorks
U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational health care centers. With 172 clinics and worksites in 15 states and more than 2,700 employees – including approximately 800 medical providers – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve more than 12,000 patients each day throughout the country. U.S. HealthWorks centers help employers control work-related injury costs through quality medical care and effective management of claims and lost work time, specializing in early return-to-work programs, injury prevention and wellness programs.