MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sedgwick announced today that company veteran and care management expert Kimberly George has been named senior vice president, senior healthcare advisor.
In this new position, George will explore and work to improve Sedgwick's understanding of how health care reform affects its business models and product and service offerings. She will also serve as senior healthcare advisor to Stone Point Capital, one of Sedgwick's primary shareholders.
"The nexus between health care reform, occupational medicine, quality, and claims management is largely uncharted territory," said David A. North, Sedgwick's president and chief executive officer. "I can think of no one more qualified than our own Kimberly George to help us and our valued clients navigate this increasingly complex and ever-changing environment."
Over the course of her career, George has developed into a true thought leader on issues related to health care quality and containing the costs of risk. She became a registered nurse more than 20 years ago and since then has served in a variety of leadership roles in case management, integrated disability management, and managed care. Most recently, George was Sedgwick's managed care practice lead.
In 2011, Business Insurance magazine named George one of its Women to Watch in the insurance and risk management industry for her groundbreaking work on provider benchmarking. She is a sought-after presenter at national events covering care management and workers' compensation and has published a number of articles on these topics in industry journals.
George's latest venture is moderating an active LinkedIn discussion group called "Transforming Health Care for Tomorrow." She also shares her perspective on health care issues and solutions, including preparing for health care reform, on the Sedgwick blog Connection.
George will continue to be based in Sedgwick's office in downtown Chicago.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting, and other services to clients through the expertise of more than 10,000 colleagues in 195 offices located in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA, and other employee absence; managed care; general, automobile, and professional liability; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; and Medicare compliance solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client expectations. For eight years in a row, Sedgwick has been awarded the distinguished Employer of Choice® certification, the only third-party administrator (TPA) to receive this designation. In 2011 and 2012, the company was named the Best Overall Large Account TPA by buyers of risk services through an independent survey conducted by Business Insurance. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.
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