VALENCIA, Calif. – U.S. HealthWorks, one of the largest operators of occupational healthcare centers in the nation, announced today the appointment of Dr. Bernyce Peplowski as vice president of the U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group in California and chief medical officer of California-based clinical operations, effective September 24, 2012.
Dr. Peplowski, currently Medical Director for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, will report to CEO Daniel D. Crowley.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Peplowski join our team,” Mr. Crowley said. “She brings a record of excellence and has been in the medical vanguard of America, leading an advocacy for high quality, patient-centered care with superior outcomes. She is widely published, a popular speaker, and recognized as a doctor's doctor. We're delighted to have Dr. Peplowski on our team.”
Prior to joining State Fund, Dr. Peplowski was the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President for Zenith Insurance Company. She worked for the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group from 1994 to 2006, including seven years as regional chief and physician director for occupational medicine and disability management.
“U.S. HealthWorks is known as the gold standard in providing high quality care and helping injured workers get back on the job,” Dr. Peplowski said. “While it is easy to get distracted by so much that is changing in healthcare today, this organization has remained focused on helping workers get back to work.”
Dr. Peplowski, whose career in occupational medicine spans nearly three decades, received her bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, a master’s degree in environmental and occupation health from California State University at Northridge, and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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.