COPIC promotes Gerry Lewis-Jenkins to Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 07:23 AM
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Denver, CO – COPIC, a leading medical liability insurance provider and health care advocate for risk management and patient safety, is pleased to announce that Gerry Lewis-Jenkins has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Ms. Lewis-Jenkins will continue to focus on market growth and expansion, legislative activities, and the oversight of COPIC’s Information Technology, Marketing and Communications, and Sales departments along with COPIC Financial Service Group. Additionally, she will oversee COPIC’s Underwriting department and the operational areas of COPIC’s Patient Safety and Risk Management department.

“Gerry has earned the trust and respect of many in our industry and in the health care community. She is an invaluable member of COPIC’s senior management team and an engaged leader who inspires others. In her expanded role, she will play a pivotal role as COPIC moves forward in a challenging environment,” said Steve Rubin, president of COPIC.

Ms. Lewis-Jenkins has been with COPIC since 1991 and held the position of Executive Vice President before this promotion. Prior to joining COPIC, she was Executive Director of Humana Health Plans of Colorado. She also has a background as a registered nurse with more than 15 years of experience in clinical and hospital management.

“Gerry’s promotion is an acknowledgment of the talent and skill she brings to the organization. We look forward to her ongoing innovation and creativity that helps make COPIC unique among its peers,” said Ted Clarke, MD, chairman and CEO of COPIC.

Currently, Ms. Lewis-Jenkins serves on the board of the Platte Valley Medical Center and is the immediate past Chair of the board of directors for the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. In addition, she was appointed to the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance and is a fellow of the Physicians Insurers Association of America.

Lewis-Jenkins holds a degree in Health Care Administration and an MBA from Regis University.

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