Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
Coverys is pleased to announce that Geri Amori, PhD, ARM, DFASHRM, CPHRM, has been named vice president of academic affairs and will be assisted by Nichole Dennis as the new healthcare provider education (“HCPE”) manager.
“Geri brings industry experience and expertise in communication of healthcare risk management topics,” said Tara Gibson, vice president risk management of Coverys. “Nichole has played a significant role helping Coverys achieve various accreditation through her tenure here. We look forward to utilizing their knowledge and experience to further develop our risk management and healthcare provider education efforts.”
Dr. Amori brings over 25 years of risk management experience and has been an employee of Coverys for the past 8 years. In addition to her experience in behavioral health and as a college educator, she served as risk manager at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont, for 12 years. Dr. Amori has previously served as president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) and the Northern New England Society for Healthcare Risk Management. She is a nationally known speaker on healthcare risk management topics, most notably disclosure of unanticipated outcomes and transparent communication. Dr. Amori has received many awards during her tenure as a risk management professional including the coveted ASHRM Distinguished Service Award and the ASHRM Journal Author Excellence award. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in counselor education from the University of Florida in 1987 and her Master of Science in counseling and human systems from Florida State University in 1976. She also earned an associate in risk management from the Insurance Institute of America.
Dennis has been a part of the Coverys team for close to 15 years providing risk management education and continuing education for physicians and nurses. She has been instrumental in guiding Coverys’ efforts to achieve both the ACCME Accreditation with Commendation and the ANCC accreditation. Dennis received her associate degree from Lansing Community College in 2010 and completed the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Convention Industry Council in 2009.
For more information about Coverys, contact Loren LeVasseur, public relations specialist, at (617) 946-8665 or llevasseur(at)coverys(dot)com.
Coverys is one of the top 10 medical professional liability insurance providers in the country based on direct written premium. Coverys member companies insure more than 25,000 physicians, surgeons, dentists, certified nurse midwives and allied healthcare providers, as well as more than 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics in 24 states from coast to coast. Coverys has net admitted assets of $3.3 billion, direct written premium of $368 million and policyholder surplus of $1.3 billion, as of December 31, 2012. In addition, Coverys member insurance companies Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company (“ProMutual”) and ProSelect Insurance Company (“ProSelect”), as well as ProMutual-sponsored Coverys RRG, Inc. (“Coverys RRG”) have a Best’s Rating of A (Excellent). MHA Insurance Company (“MHAIC”) and Washington Casualty Company (“WCC”) have a Best’s Rating of A- (Excellent).
Coverys emphasizes physician education and patient safety, and the company is acknowledged as a leader in providing supportive risk management services and resolute claim defense to the healthcare community. Coverys also offers a variety of interactive and relevant continuing medical education (CME) activities to healthcare providers across the country. For more information, visit the Coverys website at http://www.coverys.com. Timely industry and company news can also be found on the Coverys blog at coverys.wordpress.com, on Twitter (@Coverys) and on the company’s Facebook page.