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Bikofsky re-elected chair of PHT Services

Staff Report
Published Dec. 5, 2011

Jay Bikofsky has been re-elected chair of the boards for Palmetto Hospital Trust, PHT Services Ltd. and Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program for 2012.

Bikofsky is managing principal of J.E.B. Consulting, which provides management, organizational development and insurance advice to businesses. He is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, received a master of science degree in hospital administration from Columbia University, and a master’s in business administration from Fordham University.

Other 2012 officers of the three boards are: vice chair, Philip A. Clayton, president & CEO, Conway Medical Center; secretary, Norman G. Rentz, president & CEO, Cannon Memorial Hospital; and members-at-large, John A. Miller Jr., president, AnMed Health, and James A. Pfeiffer, president & CEO, Self Regional Healthcare.

The following people were re-elected to three-year terms on all three boards:

• John A. Miller Jr.;
• R. Jay Cox III, president and CEO, Tuomey Healthcare System;
• Ernst Csiszar, clinical professor in management, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina;
• Thomas W. Diller, MD, vice president of clinical effectiveness, Greenville Hospital System; and
• Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D., dean, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University.

Tim Merritt, CEO of Union Hospital District Health System, was newly elected to a three-year term on the boards.

Charles D. Beaman Jr., president and CEO of Palmetto Health, was re-elected to a three-year term on the PHTS and PHLIP boards.

Located in Columbia, PHT Services Ltd. provides risk management services to South Carolina’s health care industry. This includes: workers’ compensation and liability self-insurance; medical stop-loss; property and casualty insurance; employee benefits, executive and physician compensation and benefits; educational and information services; consulting services; security services; compliance services; and pre-employment screening and substance abuse testing services.

Palmetto Hospital Trust was founded in 1977 by South Carolina health care executives as a group workers’ compensation self-insurance pool. The trust members include hospitals, continuing care retirement centers, organizations dealing with special needs individuals, and other health care organizations.

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