CONWAY, SC– James A. Pfeiffer, FACHE, president & CEO, Self Regional Healthcare, has been elected chair of the boards of Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT), PHT Services, Ltd. (PHTS), and Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP) for 2016. Mr. Pfeiffer holds an undergraduate degree in biology and an MBA in finance from Florida State University. 

Other 2016 officers of the three boards are:

• Vice chair, Jay Bikofsky, managing principal, J.E.B. Consulting

• Secretary, Norman G. Rentz, president & CEO, Cannon Memorial Hospital

Member-at-large, Philip A. Clayton, president & CEO, Conway Medical Center

• Member-at-large, John A. Miller, Jr., FACHE, chief executive officer, AnMed Health 

During the meetings, the boards presented Mr. Bikofsky the Chair’s Award recognizing him for eight years of dedicated service as board chair.  Bruce Baldwin, president & CEO, Newberry County Memorial Hospital, was elected to a new three-year term on the boards of all three companies. A native of Illinois, Baldwin earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University, and has extensive graduate education in healthcare management.  “We look forward to having Bruce join us as part of the governance team of PHT, PHTS, and PHLIP,” says Brian J. Teusink, CPA, CCM, AIAF, president & CEO, PHTS. “His experience will be an asset to our boards as we continue to develop new products and services for our clients.”

Re-elected to three-year terms on all three boards were:

• James A. Pfeiffer, FACHE

• Jay Bikofsky

• Norman G. Rentz

• D. Douglas Dorman, FACHE, SPHR, vice president, human resources, Greenville Health System

Richard E. D’Alberto, FACHE, campus president, Greenville Health System – Laurens Memorial Hospital, was re-elected to three-year terms on the boards of PHT Services, Ltd. and Palmetto Hospital Trust.

Located in Columbia, S.C., PHT Services, Ltd. (PHTS) provides a variety of risk management services to South Carolina’s healthcare industry. These include group self-insurance programs for workers’ compensation, professional & general liability, and medical stop-loss. PHTS also provides solutions for other property & casualty needs, group and voluntary employee benefits, and contract security. PHTS serves its clients directly and through strategic and business alliances with the following best practices companies: Palmetto Hospital Trust, Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program, Palmetto Healthcare Stop-Loss Program, Aon, Aflac, and AlliedBarton Security Services.

Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) was founded in 1977 by South Carolina healthcare executives as a group workers’ compensation self-insurance pool, and is a leading provider of workers’ compensation coverage to the state’s healthcare industry. Trust members include hospitals, continuing care retirement centers, organizations dealing with special needs individuals, and other healthcare organizations. 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 practices companies.

Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP) was founded in 2001 in response to the growing need for a stable source for professional and general liability insurance for South Carolina hospitals and health systems. Operating as a Risk Purchasing Group pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, PHLIP serves its members by providing access to group self-insurance options as an alternative to commercial insurance. PHLIP currently offers its members group self-insurance alternatives for healthcare professional & general liability and medical stop-loss coverage.

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