MMIC Group, a Minneapolis-based company that provides professional liability insurance, risk and claims management and health information technology services to healthcare providers, hired Dr. Laurie Drill-Mellum as the company's first chief medical officer.
MMIC Group names Drill-Mellum CMO
Drill-Mellum, an emergency-medicine physician, will work with MMIC's risk management, health IT and claim divisions in an effort to reduce patient injuries and cut the risk of lawsuits and the cost of managing claims, according to an MMIC news release.
She also is responsible for building a network of physician consultants in the eight states in which MMIC operates.
"This role will serve as a vital link to help MMIC reduce liability costs and differentiate our quality of professional medical liability service," MMIC President and CEO Bill McDonough said in the release.
Drill-Mellum, 54, will continue to work in emergency medicine part-time. She is a former chief of the medical staff and medical director of the emergency department at Ridgeview Medical Center, a 99-bed hospital in Waconia, Minn.
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