BOSTON, Mass., March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently announced that Coverys, one of the largest medical professional liability insurers in the country, has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.
Coverys companies insure more than 32,000 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals, as well as more than 500 hospitals, health centers, and clinics across the US.
"At Coverys, we stress the importance of clinical risk management and place a high degree of emphasis on our work with policyholders to identify and manage risk to reduce medical errors," said Gregg Hanson, president and chief executive officer of Coverys. "Joining the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition reflects our commitment to finding solutions that can help make health care safer."
The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align diverse stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission of making health care safer for patients and the workforce. Membership is open to myriad groups, including solutions providers working to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other similarly committed organizations. Coalition members gain valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and knowledge sharing through quarterly webinars, an annual member meeting, special projects and events, and other high-value activities.
"Like other members of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition, Coverys shares the NPSF goal of seeking solutions to prevent harm to patients," said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF. "We are very pleased to welcome their membership and we look forward to working with them to share knowledge and promote advances in the field."
For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at email@example.com.
About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation's vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the Foundation's work, visit www.npsf.org.
Coverys is an innovative medical professional liability insurance provider dedicated to helping its policyholders and clients anticipate, identify and manage risk to reduce errors, eliminate inefficiency and improve outcomes. As one of the largest medical professional liability insurance providers in the country, Coverys is responsible for insuring over 32,000 physicians, dentists, and allied health care providers, as well as more than 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics from coast to coast. Coverys has consistently been included in the Ward's 50 for the past five years. In addition to its insurance products and service delivery to the health care industry, it also has established the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to support endeavors that focus on the improvement of patient safety as well as healthcare programs to reduce childhood obesity. For more information, visit Coverys at www.coverys.com
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Source:The National Patient Safety Foundation