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 Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio. The grant will help the health system implement the “Just Culture” initiative, a program that encourages accountability and better communication.
Lima Memorial Health System serves communities throughout northwest Ohio with highquality, innovative healthcare in a family-centered environment. The health system’s new project proposes taking its current initiative in becoming a “High Reliability Organization” to the next step by implementing a “Just Culture.” Grant funds will be used to support startup costs associated with this program.
“Through the implementation of the ‘Just Culture’ program, Lima Memorial Health System is pursuing efforts to enhance patient safety and the delivery of care,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president of Coverys. “Coverys is happy to support an initiative that will help Lima Memorial achieve their patient safety and quality goals.”
“Continual education and training is essential for maintaining a culture that emphasizes communication and accountability,” said Judy Recker, Director of Quality, Risk Management and Patient Safety of Lima Memorial Health System. “This grant and the ‘Just Culture’ initiative will ensure that Lima Memorial Health System is a model of reliability and family-centered care.”
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 healthcare 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.
ABOUT LIMA MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM
Lima Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization servicing a 10-county area of west central Ohio. An affiliate of ProMedica Health System, the system includes more than 1,500 employees and 25 facilities. Founded in 1899 as Lima City Hospital, LMHS offers heart and vascular, cancer, women’s health, children’s and home health services, in addition to an extended network of primary care, pediatric and specialist physicians in the Lima Memorial Physician group. LMHS expands its community of care by supporting health education and other community-minded initiatives throughout the region. For more information, visit Lima Memorial at www.limamemorial.org.