|[January 14, 2013]
Steven J. Packer, MD, Named to NORCAL Group Board
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Effective January 1, 2013, Steven J. Packer, MD, has been named a member
of the Board of Directors of the NORCAL Group of medical professional
liability insurance companies, which includes NORCAL Mutual Insurance
Company, PMSLIC Insurance Company and Medicus Insurance Company.
Steven J. Packer, MD, NORCAL Group Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)
Dr. Packer is President and CEO of Community Hospital Foundation and its
related companies, including Community Hospital of the Monterey
Peninsula, Monterey, CA (News - Alert). He assumed this position in January 1999, after
serving as Chief of Staff of the hospital (1997-1999) and Medical
Director of the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (1988-1999). Previously,
he was a partner in Cardiopulmonary Associates of the Monterey
Peninsula, a private-prctice medical specialty group. Under Dr.
Packer's guidance, Community Hospital has achieved many milestones,
including the largest expansion in the organization's history.
After earning a BS degree at the University of California, Irvine, and a
medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr.
Packer received postgraduate training in internal medicine at UCSF,
followed by fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine
at UCI. In 2009, he was awarded the California Health Foundation &
Trust's Walker-Sullivan Fellowship, allowing him to study mass casualty
incident response in Israel. He is Chair of the California Hospital
Association, and he serves on the board of the Hospital Council of
Northern and Central California.
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Packer to the Board," said Board Chair
Jaan E. Sidorov, MD. "As the leader of a large and complex healthcare
delivery system, he will help us better serve a rapidly changing medical
community requiring creative solutions to its insurance needs."
The NORCAL Group of Companies
NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, PMSLIC Insurance Company and Medicus
Insurance Company, members of the NORCAL Group of companies, are medical
professional liability insurers providing protection to more than 28,000
physicians, healthcare extenders, medical groups, hospitals, community
clinics and allied healthcare facilities in the nation. The companies
share a group rating of "A" (Excellent-Stable) by A.M. Best for their
financial strength and stability.
NORCAL Mutual is based in San Francisco, CA, and operates in California,
Alaska and Rhode Island. PMSLIC is based in Mechanicsburg, PA, and
operates in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Medicus is headquartered in
Austin, TX, and is licensed to sell medical professional liability
insurance in 37 states across the nation.
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