Coverys Hires Joyce Tedford as Risk Management Consultant

- November 9, 2011 - Boston, MA – Coverys (formerly ProMutual Group), a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, recently hired Joyce Tedford, RN, CPHRM, as a clinical risk management consultant. Joyce’s primary responsibilities will include providing risk management services to insured physicians, hospitals and other healthcare facilities in Connecticut. Joyce will also provide fee-for-service risk management consultations.

“We are very pleased to have Joyce join our team,” said Anne Huben-Kearney, vice president of risk management for Coverys. “Her extensive healthcare risk management experience will be a great asset to Coverys. We are confident she will be a strong complement to our highly experienced risk management staff.”

Joyce has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Anselm College. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and has a Barton Certificate in Health Risk Management from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). In her prior roles, Joyce served as a Risk Manager at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Director of Regulatory Compliance at John Dempsey Hospital and most recently as a Performance Improvement Consultant at Hartford Hospital, all in Connecticut. She has a comprehensive knowledge of healthcare risk management, quality standards and regulatory requirements, as well as experience with quality and utilization management with several health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and health plans.

Joyce resides in Stafford Springs, Conn. with her husband, Jim, and their two sons.

For more information about Coverys please contact Katharine Gould at or (617) 946-8665, or visit the company’s website at

About Coverys (formerly ProMutual Group)

Coverys is one of the top 10 medical professional liability insurance providers in the country based on direct written premium. Coverys 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. Coverys has net admitted assets in excess of $3.0 billion as of December 31, 2010. Coverys member companies Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company, ProSelect Insurance Company, MHA Insurance Company and Washington Casualty Company have a Best’s Rating of A- (Excellent). Other Coverys member companies include FinCor Solutions, a multi-line insurance agency, and the Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute, which focuses on clinical risk reduction, quality patient outcomes and education. Coverys as a whole 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 to healthcare providers across the country. For more information on the enterprise and its member companies, visit the Coverys website at