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Springfield Malpractice Verification Information and Guidelines

Malpractice Information:

Residents receive malpractice coverage from both St. John’s and Memorial for any professional acts performed within the scope of training, whether during or after completion of training.  Insuring hospital is based on the site of any occurrence and employing hospital.

Current residents/fellows:  If a resident receives a subpoena or notice to appear for a deposition, they should immediately contact the Risk Manager of their employing hospital. 

  • Residents should never appear for or schedule a deposition without the assistance of the Risk Manager.
  • The Risk Manager will look into the case and determine where it occurred.
  • The Risk Manager will pass along the documentation to the appropriate entity if it is not a case that occurred in their hospital.
  • If it is an event that occurred in an SIU Medicine Clinic, the employing hospital will handle it.

Exited residents/fellows:  Similar process

  • Previous employing hospital Risk Manager will assess where the documentation needs to be sent.
  • If the event occurred at the employing hospital or SIU Medicine Clinic, the Risk Manager will handle the communications.  If it occurred at another site, they will get it to the appropriate contact person.

Malpractice Verification:

Due to insurance coverage potentially changing from year to year (providers, etc), the hospitals can’t simply send information on the insurance company, coverage amount, dates of coverage, etc.

The hospital researches the coverage for the dates of training and constructs a letter that reviews all previous coverage and any claims.

  • If the resident is the one requesting the information for future employment, the hospital will send the letter directly to the resident and ask them to keep the original for future verifications.

Since residents have separate insurance at each hospital, requests for malpractice verification must be sent to both entities.

           Process For Requesting Malpractice Information & Verification

     Memorial Medical Center

     HSHS St. John’s Hospital

  • Contact person: Mary Ann Pyle
  • Preferred method of request: call, fax, email
  • pyle.maryann@mhsil.com
  • Phone 217-788-3197
  • Fax request 217-788-5583

 

  • Contact person: Tisa Andruskevitch
  • Preferred method of request: Email or fax required form
  • tisa.andruskevitch@hshs.org
  • Fax: 217-525-5673
  • Phone:  217-814-8438