Saratoga Hospital has promoted Taryn Woodard to director of employee health and occupational medicine.
In this dual role, Woodard oversees employee health services at Saratoga Hospital and is engaged in wellness, environment of care, infection prevention and workplace safety initiatives. In partnership with Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Occupational Medicine and Saratoga Hospital’s Regional Therapy Center, Woodard also helps meet the workplace health and safety needs of area businesses.
In addition, she collaborates on workplace-health-related issues with her colleagues in the Albany Med Health System. Along with Saratoga Hospital, the System includes Albany Medical Center Hospital, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital.
Woodard, of Ballston Spa, has more than a decade of experience in employee health and occupational medicine. She joined Saratoga Hospital in 2015 and, most recently, served as associate director of occupational medicine.
“Employees within and beyond Saratoga Hospital benefit from Taryn’s experience and commitment to workplace health and safety,” said Marcy Dreimiller, vice president of human resources at Saratoga Hospital.
Dr. Michael Holland, medical director of occupational medicine and employee health at Saratoga Hospital, said, “Taryn understands the needs of local businesses and has been a trusted adviser on how to keep employees and customers safe during the pandemic.”
He and Woodard were instrumental in developing the hospital’s COVID-19 Business Safety Consultation Program to help employers reopen after the pandemic shut-down. Launched with support from Adirondack Trust Co., the program helped area employers review and fine-tune their safety plans and practices.
A registered nurse, Woodard has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University in Illinois, where she is pursuing a master’s in executive nursing. She also is enrolled in a health coach training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.