Susan Bugg Named Director of Risk Management for Risk Retention Groups Managed By Uni-Ter

The Uni-Ter Group

Susan Bugg, RN, BSN, has been appointed Director of Risk Management for Risk Retention Groups (RRG) managed by Uni-Ter Underwriting Management Corporation, Sanford Elsass, President and CEO, announced.

“Susan Bugg brings to our RRGs 22 years of practice as a nurse along with specialized experience in claims, risk analysis, medical malpractice, and nuclear medicine technology,” Elsass said. “Her diverse skills and leadership background will help build a stronger risk management program as we create new Risk Retention Groups to serve additional sectors of the healthcare industry.”

Uni-Ter formed Florida’s Ponce de Leon LTC RRG, Inc., the first Risk Retention Group to provide General and Professional Liability insurance to long-term care facilities. The Company later created Lewis & Clark LTC, RRG, Inc. that provides liability coverage to facilities in 46 states, J.M. Woodworth Risk Retention Group that provides Medical Malpractice insurance to physicians / surgeons in New York State, and Sophia Palmer Nurses Risk Retention Group to cover nurses in Florida.

Prior to joining The Uni-Ter Group, Bugg was Hospital Services Coordinator of Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) in Louisville. In that capacity, she was responsible for procurement of organs for transplanting, medical education, and research. Earlier, she conducted independent medical malpractice reviews. Her insurance experience included four years with St. Paul Fire & Marine/MMI Companies, Inc. as a Risk Claims Analyst. As a nurse, she worked in medical intensive care, coronary/open heart, surgical, and post-anesthesia care. She began her career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

Bugg holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Nursing and Health Science from the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. She is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.

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