REM Occupational Health & Wellness was developed out of the desire to provide occupational medicine with a purpose – minimizing workplace injuries and illnesses by focusing on employee engagement with their own health and safety in the workplace as well as at home.
By engaging employees in this process, we can work together to mitigate injuries in a multi-generational workplace, allowing the employer to obtain the highest return on investment. By providing onsite occupational health services, injuries/illnesses can be evaluated quickly and efficiently, thereby decreasing the need for outside hospital system usage, which can be quite costly due to substantial mark-up of services.
Employees having access to an onsite provider for yearly health screenings decreases the incidence of employees going without a primary care provider, and also quickly identifies disease and pre-disease states, thereby allowing prompt diagnosis and treatment of the condition (which will in turn reduce missed days from work for chronic diseases and loss of productivity).
Lastly, creating a company wellness program that is customizable for the individual is key to employee engagement and success, since everyone’s health blueprint is unique and different. THIS is what makes REM truly innovative.
Established in 2019
REM is Latin for “purpose” which was the foundation of starting this company – health and wellness with a purpose. REM also stands for Redefined Exceptional Medicine.
To make every employee engaged and confident in their health and wellness choices, empowering them with the tools to succeed both at home and in the workplace.
Owner/Found of REM
Alicia is the owner and founder of REM. She is a 2005 graduate of Duquesne University’s physician assistant studies program in Pittsburgh, PA. She started her career in emergency medicine, and then worked in family practice at one of Milwaukee’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, working with the medically underserved patient population. In 2013 Alicia started working in occupational health. She has worked extensively with over 40 different types of companies, from manufacturing facilities, foundries, to food/agriculture industries. In 2016 she was published in Property Casualty 360 Magazine, and then in 2017 she was nominated for Wisconsin’s PA of the Year, and placed in the top 5 in the state. Alicia’s dedication to health and wellness is evident at home as she is an avid sports/exercise enthusiast and takes great pride in educating her patients on the best ways to help them be their healthiest both at home and on the job.
Dr. Randy Wojciehoski, DO
Dr. Randal Wojciehoski, DO is an emergency medicine specialist in Stevens Point, WI and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989 and specializes in emergency medicine and internal medicine.
Amanda Kassner, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Amanda graduated from the Physician Assistant program at Marquette University in 2021, where she received the MUPA Student Service Award. Before PA school she majored in biology at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, studied Spanish in Costa Rica, and gained experience as a personal care worker in home and hospice care. She is passionate about public health and dedicated to improving access to high quality care. Outside of work Amanda is an avid reader and novice crocheter who loves all things outdoors, and she is excited to share her passion for health and wellness with her patients.
Jessica Schutta, MSN, FNP-BC, APNP
Jessi has worked in Emergency Medicine for over ten years at 5 different busy metropolitan emergency departments. Jessi shares her years of experience in nursing and emergency medicine as adjunct faculty at Marquette University’s undergraduate nursing department/education program. Jessi brings to REM an excitement for health and wellness, providing patients with a comprehensive, holistic approach to their overall physical and mental health and well-being. Jessi prides herself on compassionate care with a desire to listen to her patient’s needs and work collaboratively with them to develop the best plan of care and approach to their health and wellness. Outside of work, Jess enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Tami DeBenedetto, RN BSN
Tami received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Marian University in 2010. She is a Registered Nurse who also holds an Associate’s Degree in Marketing and Graphic Communications. Tami has been working in Occupational Health and Worker’s Compensation since 2019. She has extensive experience with Clinical Review working under contracts for the VA and World Trade Center benefit programs. She has 3 years’ experience in leadership roles and over 5 years background in home health and long-term care/ rehab. Tami takes pride in her attention to detail and finds reward in helping employees understand the importance of safety and wellness in the workplace. She strives to prevent injury and promote healing through education and leading by example. At home Tami is a dedicated runner and yoga enthusiast. She believes in promoting wellness of not just the body but the mind as well.