Coverys Announces $5,400 Grant to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital

Grant to Fund Hospital’s Efforts in Medication Reconciliation 

Boston, MA - September 28, 2015 - Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance and related services, announced a $5,400 grant by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to OhioHealth O’Bleness in Athens, Ohio. The grant will fund efforts aimed at decreasing the occurrence of adverse drug events and, in addition, tools for preventing prescription drug abuse.

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital provides southeastern Ohio with excellence in healthcare services. Their medical staff includes specialists who offer a wide range of surgical procedures, treatment options and therapies. They have deep roots in the community and are committed to meeting the needs of its diverse population.

The hospital will use the grant to further its patient safety initiatives related to prevention of adverse drug events and associated hospital readmissions through enhanced medication reconciliation processes. The current process for distributing medication relies on patient interviews for up-to-date information. With the enhancements, providers will have access to accurate, timely information in a simple format for all admitted patients.

“OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital continues to further their dedication of meeting the needs of the community,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president of Coverys. “With this grant, the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation will assist O’Bleness to implement improved processes that will directly benefit improved patient safety.”

“The grant will be used to fund our Medication Reconciliation Program, a program designed to improve patient care and lead to a more efficient medication reconciliation process for staff,” said Mark Seckinger, president of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital.

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.
 

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 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.