Boston, MA - September 28, 2015
- Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance and related services, announced a grant for $9,600 by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio. The grant will fund a patient educational program to improve joint surgery patient outcomes.
The Fisher-Titus Medical Center serves Norwalk, Huron County and the region with the latest medical advancements providing the area’s 70,000-plus residents a full continuum of care. The new education program aims to develop a formalized patient education process that takes patients through pre-hospital, during hospital and post-hospital care. The goal is to reduce length of stay, readmissions and post-surgical complications. The grant will provide funding for support personnel, supplies and advertising.
“The grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation will help Fisher-Titus continue their focus on quality healthcare delivery and patient safety,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president of Coverys. “We are pleased to support such efforts that serve to positively impact improved patient outcomes.”
“We are excited to receive this grant to use for the joint surgery patient education project. We feel that educating patients and care givers on what to anticipate from the time surgery is scheduled through discharge will help to ease anxiety and improve joint surgery recovery and related outcomes,” said Katie Chieda, Director of Nursing of Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
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.