|[November 30, 2012]
Medical Protective Announces Expansion of Specialty Advisory Boards
FORT WAYNE, Ind. --(Business Wire)--
Medical Protective, the nation's oldest and highest-rated healthcare
malpractice insurer, announced the expansion of its doctor-driven
specialty advisory boards earlier this month at the MedPro National
Advisory Board Meeting in Chicago. This announcement comes as part of
MedPro's initiative to further integrate its insurance and healthcare
expertise with efforts to reduce risk and improve patient safety for all
healthcare systems and providers.
Focusing specifically on nine different specialties in 2012 -
anesthesiology, cosmetic surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, family
medicine, general surgery, OB/GYN, oral surgery, and orthopedics -
MedPro's advisory boards have three key goals: preventing and reducing
risk; improving patient outcomes; and advocating for insureds within
each of these specialties.
"We established doctor-driven specialty advisory boards to make certain
our insureds have an advocate that understands their specialty and the
challenges unique to their practice," said Dr. Graham Billingham,
MedPro's Chief Medical Officer. "Our over 110,000 insureds care for
millions of patients each year and - more and more - seek
specialty-specific insights into their practices. Our century of
experience combined with the insights of these boards allow MedPro to
extend its leadership in making meaningful, positive impacts to patient
safety and risk prevention."
Meeting multiple times a year, each specialty advisory board is
comprised of a broad spectrum of highly accomplished practitioners,
bringing to their respective advisory boards a wealth of clinical and
healthcare management experience. In addition, each advisory board
coordinates with dedicated liaisons from MedPro's functions including
claims, risk, underwriting and sales.
"We assembled these boards with the goal of narrowing practice behavior,
taking te variability out of high-risk medicine," Billingham added.
"MedPro was founded by doctors, and protecting, defending and supporting
the needs of our doctors has always been an integral part of how we
operate. Healthcare delivery is changing in significant ways - and very
quickly - and MedPro is uniquely positioned to support and guide
healthcare providers through these changes with insight, expertise and
"As physicians, our goal is always to make a positive impact in the
lives of our patients," said Dr. Larry Tatum, OB/GYN Advisory Board
Chair. "Partnering with an experienced, influential company like MedPro
gives me and the other board members the chance to do that on a massive
scale, impacting the entire healthcare system through best practice
sharing with our peers and MedPro. I'm very excited to be a part and
make an impact."
"Since 1899, MedPro has been the leading defender of the assets and
reputations of healthcare providers--delivering unmatched financial
strength, the most winning claims defense, comprehensive risk management
and patient safety solutions," added Tim Kenesey, MedPro's CEO. "While
the challenges and uncertainties of the changing healthcare delivery
system are significant, healthcare providers from coast-to-coast know
that MedPro will be there for them for the long-term … and our
doctor-driven, specialty advisory boards are just another example of our
commitment to our providers."
Medical Protective will be adding additional advisory boards throughout
More information can be found at http://www.medpro.com/boards.
About Medical Protective
With more than 110,000 healthcare providers and over $800 million in
annual premium among subsidiaries and affiliates, Medical Protective is
the national leader in healthcare malpractice insurance and risk
solutions for healthcare providers, including physicians, dentists,
chiropractors, optometrists, podiatrists, other healthcare
professionals, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. As the
nation's first provider of healthcare malpractice insurance, MedPro has
been defending and protecting the assets and reputations of healthcare
providers since 1899. Its offerings include healthcare malpractice
insurance on both claims-made and occurrence forms; loss-sensitive
pricing and other risk sharing alternatives; reinsurance, fronting and
captive support services; claims services; risk management consulting
and education; and - through affiliates and partners - additional
products and services for its healthcare providers. Healthcare
malpractice insurance products are underwritten and provided by The
Medical Protective Company, rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best and AA+
(Extremely Strong) by Standard & Poor's, and its affiliates, including
MedPro RRG Risk Retention Group (Best Rating of A++), National Fire &
Marine (Best Rating of A++) and Princeton Insurance Company (Best Rating
of A+) on both admitted and excess and surplus lines paper. Products are
distributed through a nationwide network of appointed agents, brokers,
and employee sales managers. MedPro is a Berkshire Hathaway business.
More information about MedPro is available at www.medpro.com.
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