Coverys Announces More Than $140,000 in Grants to Health Facilities in the Northwest

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Grants Fund Various Health Initiatives in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

Improved patient safety has always been a critical mission of Coverys. When we have the chance to provide support to the healthcare community to enhance patient safety programs, we believe we are executing on this mission

Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance and related services, announced that the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation (the Foundation) awarded more than $140,000 in grants to 17 separate hospitals and health facilities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The grants will be used for staff training programs, resources, and other initiatives to enhance patient safety, improve health outcomes and reduce risk.

“Improved patient safety has always been a critical mission of Coverys. When we have the chance to provide support to the healthcare community to enhance patient safety programs, we believe we are executing on this mission,” said Gregg L. Hanson, CEO and president of Coverys. “At the same time, through this support Coverys recognizes the dedication and forward-thinking of hospital and facility staff by funding grants to help get their initiatives off the ground. I’m extremely proud that Coverys has been and continues to be an avid supporter of these programs.”

The Foundation’s’ grants will fund the following projects:

  •     Bingham Memorial Hospital, Blackfoot, ID –For resources and training to enhance and support compliance with emergency preparedness at the state and federal level.
  •     Columbia River Community Health Services, Boardman, OR – For development of an on-line tool for single source access and monitoring of operational policies.
  •     Coulee Medical Center, Grand Coulee, WA –To support the implementation of a concussion awareness and treatment program within the community.
  •     Evergreen Health Monroe, Monroe, WA –For staff training, education, and resources associated with the development of a Psychiatric Patient Safety Plan to be implemented in the emergency department.
  •     Garfield County Hospital District, Pomeroy, WA –For resources and staff training to optimize usage of digitized health records.
  •     Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Chelan, WA –For new patient handling resources and associated staff training and education.
  •     Lincoln Hospital District #3, Davenport, WA –For training and education relating to a pain management and prescription monitoring program.
  •     North Valley Hospital District, Tonasket, WA – To fund enhanced security training and related resources in support of a multi-phased security and safety initiative.
  •     Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, Odessa, WA - For the implementation of a new patient monitoring system focused on enhancing the safety of long-term geriatric patients.
  •     PMH Medical Center, Prosser, WA - For the development and implementation of a new patient fall reduction project.
  •     Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation, Pullman, WA - To support the development of on-line learning tools for staff education relating to critical respiratory distress conditions and monitoring.
  •     Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon, WA - To develop a patient education video that will orient patients to the hospital and address various topics relating to patient safety and satisfaction.
  •     Skyline Hospital, White Salmon, WA - To fund resources to enhance the hospital’s fall prevention program.
  •     The NATIVE Project, Spokane, WA - To fund the development and implementation of an enhanced infection control and prevention initiative.
  •     Umpqua Community Health Center, Roseburg, OR - To fund the creation of an interactive patient learning lab that will address various topics focused on improved health outcomes.
  •     Valley View Health Center, Chehalis, WA - To continue the success of the Medical Home Pain Recovery Program in reducing narcotic use for pain management through the use of alternative modalities.
  •     Weiser Memorial Hospital, Weiser ID - To implement enhancements to the patient safety program including the transition to a web-based tool for the trending of patient safety data.

Through funding, the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation positively reinforces charitable organizations and innovative programs that improve patient care and safety, promote healthy lifestyles, address obesity and support individuals and organizations that provide healthcare services, including causes in which Coverys employees are involved. 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 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 http://www.coverys.com.
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