SOURCE: Hylant Group

August 29, 2006 12:21 ET

Hylant Group Adds Vice President to Lead Medical Malpractice Unit

CLEVELAND, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- Hylant Group, a full-service business insurance agency, has hired Bill Gorton to serve as vice president for the company's emerging Medical Risk Practice. He will be based in Hylant's Cleveland office.

Hylant's recent partnership with ACE Medical Risk, in which Hylant will be the sole distributor of physician medical liability coverage in Ohio and Mich., presents an opportunity for expansion with hospitals and other healthcare entities. Hylant Chairman and CEO Patrick Hylant Sr. said Gorton's vast experience and track record of success in medical malpractice and hospital risk management made him an ideal candidate for leading the expansion in Cleveland.

"We recognize that in order to provide the most comprehensive liability coverage to physicians and other healthcare professionals, our efforts must be guided by strong leadership," he said. "We are confident that Bill's 36 years of industry experience will help strategically position Hylant within the healthcare industry, while ensuring exceptional day-to-day client service."

Gorton joins Hylant from Marsh USA Inc., where he served as senior vice president and implemented captive insurance companies for multi-location health systems and independent healthcare clients. His successes include developing physician programs that produced $3 million in overall client savings and aided growth from 112 to 250 participants.

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, the Hales Report ranked Hylant as the sixth largest privately held brokerage in the United States in 2006. With more than 635 professionals, the firm is positioned to serve a wide variety of clients locally, nationally and internationally. A member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, 401(k) and financial services, healthcare management and insurance for businesses and individuals.

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