Protect Your Healthcare Organization with a Strong Pre-Screening Process

Heather SinclairBusiness Insurance, Human Resources

  Hiring is a complicated component of business that always opens a company to liability. Hiring an ineligible candidate doesn’t just risk fines and litigation,  it can also affect the organization’s brand, which can cause long-lasting financial damage. In the HireRight 2013 Spotlight, 56% of healthcare organizations said background screening improves the hiring process and protects the company from liability. Not … Read More

Why Your Healthcare Organization Needs a Hospice Division

Heather SinclairBusiness Insurance, Health Insurance

When the end comes, most of us agree that it’s best to go pain-free at home with our families, rather than surrounded by a sterile medical environment and strangers. The hospice movement began in London, 1967, when physician Dame Cicely Saunders founded St. Christopher’s Hospice. The movement eventually came to the States by way of the Yale School of Nursing, … Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Private Pay Division

Heather SinclairBusiness Insurance, Risk Management

Every day, countless patients are cared for by private nursing divisions of healthcare organizations. The National Association for Home Care estimates this is a $40 billion market. These healthcare providers handle anything a patient needs. They assist with feeding and hygiene, transporting patients to appointments, wounds and injury care, medication organization and distribution, equipment maintenance, and countless other tasks. These … Read More

Screening, Managing and Terminating Your Healthcare Organization’s Volunteers

Heather SinclairRisk Management

Millions of volunteers donate their time and sweat to healthcare organizations every year, fueled by their desire to support their communities. Whether they’re changing bedpans, entertaining kids, delivering meals, or providing disaster aide, volunteers are an important part of the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, however, there are cases of volunteers causing harm due to malice or negligence. Healthcare organizations are challenged … Read More

Home Healthcare Safety Hazards That May Leave You Liable

Heather SinclairBusiness Insurance, Risk Management, Workers Compensation

Home healthcare workers are an essential component of the healthcare industry. They provide essential long-term service to patients who are unable to care for themselves. However, the healthcare worker and his/her employer have little control over the working environment, which means the following safety hazards are quite common. 1. Patient handling and lifting – This is one of the leading … Read More

Does a Healthcare Agency Need Marketing and Sales Teams?

Heather SinclairBusiness Insurance, Risk Management

Marketing is changing every day. Once, patients would choose their healthcare provider by location. Whichever clinic, hospital, doctor’s office or nursing home was closest was the one that got their business. But tools like Google, YELP, Facebook and numerous health care agency review websites allow patients to quickly compare services, medical staff credentials, and comments from former patients. The Pew Research Center … Read More

Sinclair Risk And Financial Management Chosen To Offer New Program For Home Healthcare

Heather SinclairHealth Insurance

Sinclair Risk and Financial Management was chosen by The Hanover Insurance Group to offer Hanover Home Healthcare Advantage, which provides industry specific insurance solutions for home healthcare. “It’s often difficult for home healthcare providers to find insurance that will appropriately cover their unique risks and exposures. This enhanced program from The Hanover addresses potential coverage gaps that home healthcare customers … Read More