Cooperative of American Physicians in California Names Pacini CEO

January 12, 2015

The Cooperative of American Physicians Inc. has named Sarah E. Pacini its new chief executive officer effective Feb. 1.

Pacini most recently was vice president of risk management and insurance, president of Advocate Physician Partners Risk Purchasing Group, and chairperson of Advocate Insurance Segregated Portfolio Company for Advocate Health Care.

As CEO of both CAP and the Mutual Protection Trust, Pacini succeeds James Weidner, who announced his retirement after serving as CEO since 1995.

Pacini_SarahPacini has experience in health care, law, patient safety, captive insurance, claims and risk management, as well as medical professional liability.

Los Angeles-based CAP was established in 1975 by a group of California physicians to manage the escalating cost of medical professional liability coverage. Two years later, CAP formed the Mutual Protection Trust, which provides protection to nearly 12,000 California physicians. CAP also has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento and Palo Alto.

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