Coverys Announces $9,100 Grant to Paulding County Hospital
Grant to Fund New Fall Prevention Program
Boston, MA - September 24, 2015 - Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance and related services, announced a grant worth more than $9,100 by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to Paulding County Hospital in Paulding, Ohio. The grant will help the hospital fund a new patient fall prevention program.
Paulding County Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, which sets the gold standard for healthcare in the United States. From emergency medicine to visiting specialists, Paulding County Hospital has a full spectrum of quality patient care services. The hospital’s new project seeks to promote patient safety through the initiation of a fall prevention program. Funding will support the project’s initiatives including staff, patient and caregiver education and training.
“Paulding County Hospital is recognized as a valuable institution within their community and is devoted to providing excellent care for their patients,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president of Coverys. “The fact that they are spearheading a plan to reduce patient falls is testament to that, and the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation is happy to help them to support this program.”
“Our Fall Prevention Improvement Program will provide further education and training of staff to enhance the hospital environment for increased safety of all our patients,” said Kyle Mawer, Chief Nursing Officer of Paulding County Hospital. “Increasing patient safety is a never-ending goal and a key priority for staff.”
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.