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PHT General Membership Meeting set for June 15
The PHT General Membership Meeting, to be held June 15, 2012 at the William L. Yates Conference Center at SCHA in Columbia, is an excellent opportunity for Trust members to keep up with current and emerging developments in workers’ compensation. This year, participants will learn more about disability management, issues with an aging workforce as well as the annual update from Gary M. Cannon, executive director of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Other topics and speakers include:
  • SC OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) - Todd O’Quinn, director of safety operations, AnMed Health; Byron Burns, project manager for construction and renovation, department of engineering, AnMed Health; Sharon Dumit, voluntary protection program/outreach coordinator, SC OSHA
  • Health Benefits Structure Focusing on Absence Management - Mike Dixon, vice president, human resources, Self Regional Healthcare

  • Managing Disability Enterprise-Wide - Veronica Stein, coordinator, total absence management, Greenville Hospital System and David Dubovich, BS, CDMS, disability case manager, Allina Employee Occupational Services, Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

  • Legal Update: Aging Workforce and its Impact on Workers’ Compensation - William E. Shaughnessy, Esq., Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney, P.A. and Stephen T. Savitz, Esq., Gignilliat, Savitz & Bettis, L.L.P. Moderating this session will be Larry W. Gray, AIC, executive vice president, claims & risk management, PHT Services, Ltd.

The meeting will include an awards ceremony during which members will be recognized for their efforts in safety and claims management. Platinum and Gold Lag Time Awards will be presented to PHT members with 100% and 90% lag time, respectively. Safety Awards are presented to PHT members in each peer group with the lowest loss ratio for policy year 2011. Most Improved Safety Awards are presented to PHT members with the largest reduction in their loss ratio from 2010 to 2011 policy years in each peer group, and the Transitional Duty Award is presented to PHT members with the best transitional duty to lost work day ratio for policy year 2011 in each peer group.

This program will be of most interest to CEOs and administrators, chief risk officers, risk managers, safety directors, directors of nursing, HR directors, workers’ compensation claims coordinators, employee health nurses, infection control coordinators, and directors of quality/performance improvement.

For more information on the PHT General Membership Meeting, please contact Larry W. Gray, AIC, executive vice president, claims & risk management at PHTS, at lgray@phts.com. To register, please visit our website at www.phts.com or contact Shawn Smith-Wingo, director of education & chief diversity officer at PHTS, at ssmith-wingo@phts.com.