RMC and ERHS Rewarded for Workplace Safety


Executive Vice President, Claims & Risk Management, of PHT Services Ltd. Larry Gray, AIC presents refund checks to (from left) RMC Vice President of Strategy & Compliance Brenda Williams; RMC Employee Health Nurse Ida Crosby, RN; RMC Safety Officer & Emergency Management Coordinator Thelma Williams, BHS, CHSP, CHEP; and RMC Vice President of Human Resources Howard Harris.  
The Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Edisto Regional Health Services, Inc. (ERHS) were recently rewarded with checks totaling $144,385 from Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHTS), the workers’ compensation self-insurance pool in which RMC and ERHS participates.

“Refunds and rate stability are attributed to RMC and ERHS’ continued focus on the basic essentials – that is, preventing lifting injuries, emphasizing transitional duty programs, and prompt reporting of claims,” said Larry W. Gray, AIC, executive vice president, claims & risk management at PHTS in Columbia, S.C.

PHTS administers the workers’ compensation program for RMC, ERHS and other South Carolina hospitals and healthcare organizations participating in the Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT).

PHT and its members are known for their 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 have been instrumental in helping PHT members earn refunds for their contribution to the group self-insurance program’s success.

PHT was founded in 1977 by South Carolina healthcare executives as a group workers’ compensation self-insurance pool. The Trust’s focus on worker safety, coupled with specialized risk management services, emphasis on prompt claims reporting, and superior claims administration, ensures that its members have the best possible solution for their workers’ compensation needs. Trust members include hospitals, continuing care retirement centers, organizations dealing with special needs individuals, and other healthcare organizations.

PHT is a leading provider of workers’ compensation coverage to the state’s healthcare industry. Workers’ compensation claims services, underwriting, and risk management services are provided to PHT members under a contract with PHT Services, Ltd., and through business alliances with other best practice companies.

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