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On Saturday, January 21, the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS) hosted “Government and the Future of Mental Health in Illinois,” its 2017 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party in Chicago.  Networking and a cocktail hour kicked off the evening, followed by a member business meeting, welcome from IPS President Dr. Ryan Finkenbine, dinner, keynote speaker and an award presentation. St ...

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Jane Sherzer is the Executive Director of the Michigan Psychiatric Society.   Jane joined the MPS in 2015 after a lengthy career in corporate finance.  She is a proud graduate of the University of Iowa. As you look out your windows these days, it is hard to imagine that soon it will be spring and all the snow and ice will be melted.  We will have green grass, the crocuses wi ...

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The song is timeless – as is the need to keep warm from the winter chill which never goes out of style.  And with that in mind, PRMS recently hosted a winter outerwear drive. Coats, mittens, gloves, hats and warm woolen scarves were donated to the Total Family Care Coalition, a DC-area based charity that helps families with emotional, behavioral and mental health difficulties. ...

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In October 2013, I began working with PRMS as a risk management assistant. Whereas many of my law school classmates took the bar examination during the summer immediately following our graduation, I decided to take the examination at a later date, affording myself greater time for bar preparation and exploration of the job market. To cover any living expenses, I thought it best ...

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Categories: PRMS Blog, 30 Years

Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS) celebrated its 30th year in November 2016 and plans to recognize the milestone throughout the upcoming year with special client initiatives, a series of 30 service projects and more. “We are proud to celebrate our three decades of serving the professional liability insurance needs of tens of thousands of psychiatrists,” said ...

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In November 1988, I joined the PRMS Underwriting Department as an Administrative Assistant and then later moved to the Claims Department. Whereas I had a general knowledge of psychiatry, as the years went by I learned more and more and my respect for this important profession grew.  Working in the Claims Department helped me gain a deep and sincere empathy for a psychiatrist fa ...

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For the second year, I attended the Brooklyn Psychiatric Society Annual Fun Run, Walk and Meet event on Saturday, September 17th. As expected, the event was a tremendous success. It drew nearly 40 walkers and runners, and the weather at the Wingate High School Track in Brooklyn, NY was outstanding for a nice morning run. Among the attendees were psychiatrists, including residen ...

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I joined the PRMS team two years ago in December 2014.  The role is one I have always hoped to find: brand development.  The scary part about joining this team?  I had spent most of my career in an entirely different industry with essentially no exposure to the intricacies of psychiatry and behavioral healthcare, let alone insurance! Mostly I had worked in marketing for variou ...

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On Wednesday, November 9, Butler Hospital hosted its 2016 Signature Event, A Gallery Affair at the Providence Art Club. The evening celebrated Butler’s history and outstanding services it offers to the members of the Rhode Island community. As stated on the Butler Hospital Foundation website, Butler’s mission is not only to treat “people with psychiatric illnesses and substanc ...

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Justin Pruett, Litigation Specialist, Claims I left Deloitte, LLP (one of the world’s largest professional services organizations) to join PRMS, Inc. in June 2015 as a Litigation Specialist. Even though I was leaving a company with unlimited resources and career opportunity, I was confident in my decision because I knew PRMS was a company that valued personal career growth and ...

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Categories: PRMS Blog, 30 Years