Coverys Announces Appointment of Newest Board Member Michael W. Louge

Boston, MA - December 15, 2014 - Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company (“ProMutual”), a Coverys company and a leading industry medical professional liability insurance company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael W. Louge to its board of directors.

Michael W. LougeLouge has more than thirty years of experience as a leader in the healthcare industry. He is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer of OhioHealth Corporation in Columbus, Ohio, a $3 billion integrated, regional health system. In this role, he is responsible for the operations of 11 hospitals, an ambulatory network of more than 50 health and surgery centers, rehab facilities, hospice, home health and medical equipment businesses, and the employed physician organization. His tenure at OhioHealth has resulted in the successful and continued expansion of the company, leading the organization’s strategy toward a value-based payment model and overseeing the acquisition of three new member hospitals in 2014.

“Michael is an excellent addition to the board, as he brings a wealth of experience as a results oriented executive leader, successfully managing the complexities of today’s evolving healthcare delivery market,” said Brenda E.Richardson, M.D., chair of the Board of Directors for ProMutual. “He has a proven track record of developing high performing teams whose achievements are recognized as best practices nationally. The entire board looks forward to working with him in the coming years.”

In addition to his work for OhioHealth Corporation, Louge is on the board of directors for the OhioHealth Group, Ohio Hospital Association, Columbus 2020 and the Center of Science and Industry. He is also currently a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Prior to working at OhioHealth, Louge served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at SETON Healthcare Network in Austin, Texas. Louge also served as vice president of financial operations at Presbyterian Healthcare System in Dallas, and he is a certified public accountant in both Texas and Ohio. He currently resides in Powell, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.


ABOUT COVERYS

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.