Amy Meehan is appointed to lead Cassatt’s PSO, and Maureen Barnes is promoted to
Vice President, Risk Management and Patient Safety
MALVERN, PA (February 15, 2017) – Cassatt Insured Group, a captive insurance group that provides professional and other liability insurance and risk management and patient safety programs to its member hospitals and physicians, announced today that Amy Meehan has been hired as the new Director of Cassatt’s Patient Safety Organization, and Maureen Barnes – former Director of the Patient Safety Organization – has been promoted to Vice President, Risk Management and Patient Safety.
In her role, Meehan will collect and analyze patient safety-related information, collaborate with members on improvement strategies, and facilitate access to peers, experts, and resources to drive improvements. Meehan previously served as an Emergency Room Nurse Director for 15 years, initially at Crozer-Keystone Health System and then Brandywine Hospital. Meehan was nominated for the National Nurse Excellence Award in Leadership in 2009 and awarded Manager of the Year by Springfield Hospital in 2007.
Barnes joined Cassatt in January 2016 as the Director of Cassatt’s Patient Safety Organization. In her new role, she will oversee the risk management and patient safety programs, focusing on developing and implementing strategies to improve patient safety and reduce medical liability and other risk exposures at the member hospitals. Prior to Cassatt, Barnes served as the Vice President, Risk Management & Insurance and the Senior Vice President of Operations for the Cooper Health System.
“Both Amy and Maureen bring years of valuable experience to their respective positions,” said Eric Dethlefs, president & CEO of Cassatt. “Cassatt has always strived to help its members provide the safest and highest- quality healthcare. Having seasoned experts like Amy and Maureen allows our service to continue creating safer hospital environments and improved quality of care for patients.”
Meehan earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from West Chester University, and is finishing her Masters of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University. Barnes earned her MBA in Healthcare Administration from Temple University and her Bachelor of Comprehensive Science degree from Villanova University.
Founded in 1991, Cassatt Insured Group is a family of companies that provides medical professional and other liability insurance coverages and patient safety and risk management services. Cassatt is defined by a culture of sharing and offers its members a platform to share best practices and ways to improve the quality of healthcare in their facilities. Cassatt’s members include southeastern Pennsylvania-area hospitals and physicians.