Healthcare Risk Management Institute Launched by HCPro, Inc., and Stevens & Lee

Press Releases, December 9, 2004

Marblehead, MA, December 9, 2004 - As healthcare providers continue to face an increasing number of legal risks and financial exposure, two long-time veterans serving healthcare industry clients have joined together to offer physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare providers a comprehensive solution to managing and reducing their risk.


HCPro, a leading provider of healthcare regulatory and management information, and Stevens & Lee, a professional services firm of over 175 lawyers and 40 non-lawyer professionals, today announced the launch of The Healthcare Risk Management Institute. The Institute is a natural outgrowth of the risk engineering services Stevens & Lee's James W. Saxton, Esq., has been successfully providing to healthcare clients for over 20 years, and HCPro's in-depth understanding of the product needs of the healthcare market.


The Healthcare Risk Management Institute ( will supply healthcare providers with the tools, skills and knowledge they need to embrace a new approach to healthcare loss control that specifically targets the reduction of claim frequency and severity.


Grounded in both fundamental and ongoing loss control research, the Institute provides progressive risk evaluation services and topical loss prevention education, and offers subject experts in communication training and clinical "best practices." Also offered is a variety of proven tools and custom programs designed to enhance member organizations' ongoing risk reduction efforts.


The Institute provides a number of products and services, including the "Five-Star Service Excellence Culture Program," designed to address the causes of legal risks, financial loss, claims and litigation in the healthcare community. The Five-Star Program incorporates the elements of traditional risk management-including baseline and focused assessments to identify vulnerabilities within an organization-with a focus on creating a service culture designed to significantly reduce the lapses and failures known to generate claims.


Other products and services include customized service excellence guidebooks, OB tools, videos and books, among others, all of which are accessible through the Institute's newly launched website at


About HCPro, Inc.

Established in 1986, HCPro is the parent company of The Greeley Company, the consulting and seminar division of HCPro. The company's large team of award-winning journalists, educators, and consultants has fueled its reputation for producing excellent, accurate, and easy-to-understand training on complex regulatory topics. Specialties include: corporate compliance, facility accreditation, physician credentialing, quality/patient safety, nursing and medical staff leadership, HIPAA, and much more. HCPro is the publisher of various works on healthcare risk management, including The Satisfied Patient: A Guide to Preventing Malpractice Claims by Providing Excellent Customer Service, by James W. Saxton, Esq. For more information, visit


About Stevens & Lee

Stevens & Lee's Healthcare Department is comprised of 30 healthcare lawyers and professionals who provide skillful representation to healthcare providers and organizations in their efforts to manage risk and control loss, and in all aspects of litigation, business issues, transactions, regulatory and compliance, and other matters critical to operation. The risk management team provides risk engineering and loss control services to assist healthcare clients to enhance the success of their organizations. The team conducts risk analyses and offers a full complement of risk management educational programs and tools, including forms and documentation procedures, needed to create and maintain an environment of service excellence. The risk management team also provides event management services which are designed to analyze events/incidents as they occur and addresses litigation strategy and other key elements. For more information, visit


For more information on The Healthcare Risk Management Institute, call David Miller at 781-639-1872 or James W. Saxton, Esq., at 717-399-6639, or visit The Institute's web site at .