IronHealth, The Sullivan Group to Offer Obstetrics Risk Management Services

April 26, 2012

IronHealth, Ironshore’s specialty healthcare unit, has entered into an agreement with The Sullivan Group, an international healthcare risk management and patient safety organization, to help clients manage risk exposure in the field of obstetrics. Under the agreement, The Sullivan Group will be considered a preferred vendor, offering risk, safety, and quality (RSQ) services in the field of obstetrics to assist IronHealth clients at preferred rates.

IronHealth’s hospital professional liability program provides for an annual allowance of funds that is available for the reimbursement of approved risk management incurred expenses, whether with IronHealth or existing preferred providers. To date, IronHealth has established relationships with a select group of healthcare risk management advisors, such as The Sullivan Group.

The Sullivan Group, located in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., has provided risk management products specifically targeted at reducing medical errors and malpractice claims in high-risk medical fields for over a decade. Its library of obstetrics risk and safety courses is designed to strengthen clinical practices by improving a physician’s ability to recognize and respond to high-risk clinical presentations. The Sullivan Group’s clinical and operational assessments evaluate medical facilities, as well as healthcare providers, with over 140 indicators of clinical performance and documentation quality.

“The Sullivan Group recently partnered with a team of obstetric experts to identify and manage high-risk obstetrics emergencies,” noted Dr. Daniel Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of The Sullivan Group. “This expertise is now available on a preferred vendor basis to IronHealth, to assist clients in improving patient safety and reducing the risk of potential litigation.”

The Sullivan Group is a producer risk management products, specifically targeted at eliminating preventable medical errors and reducing the incidence of litigation in the highest-risk fields of modern medicine.

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