Coverys Announces $10,000 Grant to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital
Grant to Fund Tobacco-Free Initiative
Boston, MA - September 24, 2015 - Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance and related services, announced a $10,000 grant by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Coshocton, Ohio. The grant will help convert all hospital properties to tobacco-free spaces, staff and community education, and nicotine replacement therapy.
Founded in 1909, Coshocton County Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital with a network of hospital-based clinics serving Coshocton County and the surrounding counties of Tuscarawas, Licking, Muskingum and Guernsey. The goal of the hospital’s tobacco-free initiative is to reduce patient tobacco use by 90 percent, increase employee productivity, and reduce health risks associated with tobacco use.
“The Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation supports initiatives that influence improved patient outcomes,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president of Coverys. “Clearly the hospital’s tobacco-free initiative is one that falls within the goals of the Foundation to positively benefit patient safety and healthcare delivery,”
“Our goal of reducing patient tobacco use is significantly furthered by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation’s grant funding,” said Roxanne Potter, Infection Prevention/Quality of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. “This grant will go a long way to improving the quality of life not just for our patients but for our staff and even our visitors.”
The Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation was established by Coverys to support charitable endeavors focused on healthcare providers and facilities working to improve patient safety, as well as innovative projects committed to enriching the healthcare community. The development of the Foundation exemplifies Coverys’ dedication to being an affirmative and active corporate citizen in the healthcare community and the communities in which it operates.
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 Top 50 for the past six 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.