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.
Dr. Packer is President and CEO of Community Hospital Foundation and its related companies, including Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA. 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-practice 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.