SOURCE: J.M. Woodworth Risk Retention Group, Inc.

August 04, 2009 14:22 ET

North Shore Hospital System Approves Woodworth

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - J. M. Woodworth Risk Retention Group, Inc. has been approved by the North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital System to provide medical malpractice insurance to physicians and surgeons with admitting privileges at any North Shore affiliated hospital.

Woodworth provides medical malpractice insurance to physicians and surgeons practicing in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The Company was formed in 2006 as a Risk Retention Group under the federal Liability Risk Retention Act that allows companies authorized in a single state to do business in other states without additional regulation.

"We're pleased that the North Shore system with 14 major hospitals in Long Island and greater New York has approved J.M. Woodworth for physicians practicing in the North Shore system. We're excited to be able to offer our affordable claims-made policies, comprehensive coverage, professional risk management and claims handling services all in a single package," said Sanford "Sandy" Elsass, President and CEO of The Uni-Ter Group that manages Woodworth. Uni-Ter is a subsidiary of U.S. RE Companies, Inc., a New York-based, international financial services and reinsurance brokerage firm.

J. M. Woodworth insures physicians/surgeons and group practices. In addition to North shore, J. M. Woodworth is an approved insurer to 37 other hospitals across the State of New York.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Mechlin Moore
    MDM Communications
    845-920-7081
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    Underwriting contact:
    Tonya Dugan
    The Uni-Ter Group
    678-781-2374
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