RMC Rewarded for Workplace Safety
The Regional Medical Center was recently recognized for its success in preventing workplace injuries over the past three years and received a refund check for $452,487 from the administrator of its workers’ compensation program. From left are Howard Harris, RMC vice president of Human Resources; Diane Ferrier, RMC Employee Health nurse; Larry Gray, executive vice president, claims & risk management at PHT Services, Ltd. in Columbia; Lisa Goodlett, RMC chief operating officer; and Brenda Williams, RMC vice president.
ORANGEBURG – Making the workplace safe for employees paid off handsomely for the Regional Medical Center (RMC) last week when it received a check for $452,487 from the administrator of its workers’ compensation program.
The medical center was recognized for its success in preventing workplace injuries over the past three years. “The Regional Medical Center consistently has one of the best safety records among all healthcare institutions in Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT), our group self-insured workers’ compensation program,” said Larry Gray, executive vice president, claims & risk management at PHT Services, Ltd. in Columbia. PHTS administers the workers’ compensation program for RMC and the other South Carolina hospitals and health systems participating in PHT.
RMC is known for its emphasis on preventing lifting injuries, trips and falls, injuries from sharp objects, and for helping injured workers return to work as soon as their condition permits. All of these loss-prevention techniques helped RMC earn refunds for its contribution to the group self-insurance program’s success.