Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 -- The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MagMutual, based in Atlanta, is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance to physicians and hospitals, particularly throughout the Southeastern U.S. The MagMutual Patient Safety Institute is a division of the organization focused on providing risk management and patient safety resources. It is the first affiliate of an insurance company to join the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.
“At the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute, we are very focused on working with MagMutual policyholders to identify and address patient safety challenges particular to their specialty areas,” said Mary G. Gregg, MD, FACS, MHA, president, MagMutual Patient Safety Institute. “Becoming a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition gives us an important avenue for acquiring knowledge and information that we can share.”
The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission to make health care safer for all. Membership is open to professional associations, advocacy organizations, solutions providers working to address patient safety challenges, and other entities. Members of the Coalition are provided unique opportunities for networking, learning, and knowledge sharing through quarterly conference calls, an annual member meeting, and periodic webinars, among other benefits.
“MagMutual Patient Safety Institute shares our goal of making health care safer across the continuum,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of NPSF. “We are very pleased welcome them to the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and we look forward to working with them to share knowledge and promote innovations in the field.”
For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at dcoletta(at)npsf(dot)org.
About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the Foundation’s work, visit http://www.npsf.org.
Founded in 1982, Atlanta-based MagMutual is one of the leading providers of professional liability insurance to physicians and hospitals in the United States, and the largest in the Southeast. Licensed throughout the country, MagMutual is the fifth largest policyholder owned and led mutual insurer in the U.S. The company is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Insurance products and services are issued and underwritten by MAG Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates. For more information, visit http://www.MagMutual.com.
Patricia McTiernan, National Patient Safety Foundation, http://www.npsf.org, +1 (617) 391-9922, [email protected]
SOURCE National Patient Safety Foundation