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Sanford Physician Recognized for Expertise in Occupational Medicine

Clayton Van Balen, MD Elevated to Fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medical Society.

(Sioux Falls, SD) Clayton Van Balen, MD with Sanford Occupational Medicine is recognized nationally for his expertise in occupational medicine. Dr. Van Balen was elevated to Fellowship in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) at the College's annual membership meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting was held earlier this month in conjunction with the American Occupational Health Conference.

Dr. Van Balen practices occupational and environmental medicine at Sanford Occupational Medicine in Sioux Falls. Fellow is the highest class of membership within ACOEM. It recognizes physicians who have been engaged in the full-time practice of occupational and environmental medicine and who have exhibited significant leadership in ACOEM - at both the component society and national level. Fellows have also demonstrated their expertise within the specialty by achieving certification in occupational medicine or in another medical specialty by a Board acceptable to the ACOEM Board of Directors.

Occupational and environmental medicine is the medical specialty devoted to prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illness and disability and promotion of health and productivity of workers, their families and communities. Created in 1916, ACOEM is an international medical society with more than 5,000 members. The College provides leadership to promote optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces and environments. It is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
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