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PHT, PHTS, PHLIP boards re-elect members and officers
Jay Bikofsky, managing principal, J.E.B. Consulting, a firm providing management, organizational development, and insurance advice to diversified businesses, has been re-elected chair of the boards of Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT), PHT Services, Ltd. (PHTS), and Palmetto Healthcare Liability...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 2010 Study looks at patient violence
A Midwestern health system with seven facilities and 15,000 employees reported a total of 214 incidents of patient violence in one year, according to a study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing and as reported by Reuters Health. Nearly 40% of the incidents involved patients who were ...[MORE]
Article 2009 PHT to refund nearly $2.5 million to eligible members
Thanks to another year of favorable claims experience, Palmetto Hospital Trust will refund eligible members nearly $2.5 million in 2015, while keeping rates flat for all members. With the most-recent refunds, Trust members will have received a total of $38.1 million in refunds between ...[MORE]
Article 2008 OSHA toughens reporting requirements
Effective January 1, 2015 employers must notify OSHA promptly when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. Under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and ...[MORE]
Article 2007 Be specific when reporting an injury
An article by ReduceYourWorkersComp.com makes the sensible point that reports of injury should include specific details instead of simple and terse comments like “injured back lifting boxes.” One vivid example of how not to report an injury: “While unpacking parts she felt a boom in her ...[MORE]
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Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) provides workers' compensation to the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Through an agreement with PHTS, the Trust focuses on risk management and reducing the losses of its members.