ProMutual Group Adds Donna M. Norris, M.D., to its Board

- June 8, 2011 -
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Donna M. Norris, M.D.

Boston, MA – ProMutual Group, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, is pleased to announce the addition of Donna M. Norris, M.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Norris was officially elected during the company’s annual meeting on June 1, 2011. She joins a board composed of a majority of practicing healthcare providers, concerned with the needs of the healthcare community.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Norris join us on the Board,” said Kenneth A. Heisler, M.D., FACS, chairman of the Board of Directors for ProMutual Group. “In addition to her active clinical practice of psychiatry, Dr. Norris is a leader in organized medicine, both at the local and national level. She is a medical author, editor, international lecturer and tireless advocate for children’s health and safety. Her experiences are a marvelous asset to the company, the Board and our policyholders as we continue to work to protect those who provide healthcare.”

Dr. Norris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University and a Doctor of Medicine from Ohio State University. She then went on to train in psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center and to serve as a Fellow in Child Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston. An active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, she currently serves on multiple healthcare committees including the House of Delegates, the Committee on Professional Liability, the 

Committee on Finance and the Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and several other national psychiatric associations. She has earned many national honors, particularly in psychiatry and is also active in volunteer work, such as for the Children’s Trust Fund in Massachusetts and as the Chair of the Regis College Board of Trustees.

“I am excited to be joining ProMutual Group’s board and for the new responsibilities it brings,” said Dr. Norris. “I look forward to contributing to this strong, growing company and hope my experience will help further the company’s mission of supporting practitioners by providing best practices in patient care.”

Dr. Norris currently has a private practice in Wellesley specializing in child, adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatry. She also serves as a consultant at the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts and is on the medical staff in psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Norris is also currently an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and involved in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, both at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Medical Center. She resides in Wellesley with her husband.

For more information about ProMutual Group, visit www.promutualgroup.com, or contact Katharine Gould, public relations specialist, at (617) 946-8665 or kgould@promutualgroup.com.

About ProMutual Group

ProMutual Group is one of the top 10 medical professional liability insurance providers in the country based on direct written premium. ProMutual Group member companies insure more than 20,000 physicians, surgeons, dentists, certified nurse midwives and allied healthcare providers as well as nearly 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics in 22 states from coast to coast. ProMutual Group has net admitted assets in excess of $3.0 billion at year-end in 2010. ProMutual Group member companies Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company, 

ProSelect Insurance Company and MHA Insurance Company have a Best’s Rating of A- (Excellent) and Washington Casualty Company has a Best’s Rating of B+ (Good). ProMutual Group is acknowledged as a leader in providing risk management and claim services to the healthcare community, and it offers risk management consultations and educational activities at cost to healthcare providers across the country. For more information, visit ProMutual Group’s website at www.promutualgroup.com.