Dr. Steven J. Packer Named to the Becker’s Hospital Review list of “125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems”

Dr. Steven J. Packer

San Francisco (October 1, 2013)—Steven J. Packer, MD, president and CEO of Community Hospital Foundation and its related companies, including Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, and director of NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company and Medicus Insurance Company, has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review “125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.” Physician leaders are chosen based on their healthcare experience, accolades and commitment to quality care.

Dr. Packer has led the Community Hospital Foundation since January 1999. He previously served as chief of staff and was medical director of the Community Hospital’s intensive care unit for 11 years. He is also the immediate past chair of the California Hospital Association.

“We congratulate Steve on being recognized among the top national physician leaders in hospitals and health care systems. His leadership and commitment to the quality of care is exceptional and this honor is well deserved,” Scott Diener, president for NORCAL Group said.

The NORCAL Group of Companies

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, PMSLIC Insurance Company and Medicus Insurance Company, members of the NORCAL Group of companies, are medical professional liability insurers providing protection to more than 28,000 physicians, healthcare extenders, medical groups, hospitals, community clinics and allied healthcare facilities in the nation. The companies share a group rating of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best for their financial strength and stability.

NORCAL Mutual is based in San Francisco, CA, and operates in California, Alaska and Rhode Island. PMSLIC is based in Mechanicsburg, PA, and operates in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Medicus is based in Austin, TX, and is licensed to sell medical professional liability insurance in 37 states across the nation.

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