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The Doctors Company Names New Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Risk Management

The Doctors Company today announced the selection of Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, BSN, RN, as senior vice president of patient safety and risk management. Bashaw reports directly to Bill Fleming, chief operating officer. Bashaw brings more than 20 years of … Continue reading

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Garrett P. Cronin Joins CMIC Group as Director of Underwriting

CMIC announced today that Garrett P. Cronin has joined the CMIC Group team as its new director of underwriting.  Prior to joining CMIC, Cronin worked for Chubb Corp. as a national underwriting manager within their Chubb Specialty Business. His background and focus … Continue reading

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Doctor Burnout in Small Practices Is Dramatically Lower Than National Average, New Study Concludes

Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices — also known as SIPs — report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5 percent versus 54.4 percent), according to a study led by researchers at NYU School … Continue reading

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NORCAL Mutual Earns Top Honor at 60th Annual IMCA Awards

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co. won the coveted SAMMY Award for “best overall work” at the 60th annual Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) Showcase Awards on June 26. The award honored NORCAL’s Employee Appreciation campaign, which thanked employees for their … Continue reading

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CMIC Group Announces Appointment of Mary Ann Bentz, MD, to CMIC Board

CMIC Group announced that Mary Ann Bentz, MD, has joined the CMIC Board of Directors.  “Dr. Bentz is an experienced and dynamic medical professional,” said Stephen J. Gallant, chief executive officer of CMIC Group. “Her leadership and background will prove … Continue reading

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Nurses Say Today’s Anti-Union, Anti-Worker Supreme Court Decision Threatens Patient Safety

The Supreme Court decision today to roll back decades of union and worker rights in Janus v. AFSCME poses a significant threat to patient safety as well as worker and community health and economic standards, said National Nurses United, the nation’s largest … Continue reading

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CMIC Group Announces Appointment of Nicholas Bontempo, MD to CMIC Board

CMIC Group has announced that Nicholas Bontempo, MD, has joined the CMIC Board of Directors. “Dr. Bontempo is a highly skilled and exceptional physician that is well respected in the community,” said Stephen J. Gallant, chief executive officer of CMIC … Continue reading

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MICA Announces the Appointment of Timothy J. Friers as Underwriting Vice President

Earlier this month, Mutual Insurance Co. of Arizona (MICA) announced the appointment of Timothy (Tim) J. Friers as its new underwriting vice president. Friers will join MICA as vice president on July 9, 2018, and will become underwriting vice president … Continue reading

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ISMIE Indemnity Coverage Now Available in All 50 States

ISMIE Indemnity, an excess and surplus line division of ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., announced yesterday that it now offers medical professional liability insurance products in every state in the U.S. With approval from state insurance regulators, ISMIE Indemnity reports that … Continue reading

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New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons Selects The Doctors Company as Exclusive Partner

The New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYSSPS) Executive Council has chosen The Doctors Company as the exclusively endorsed medical malpractice insurer for its members. “We chose to endorse The Doctors Company because as an organization founded and led … Continue reading

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