Senator Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) awarded and presented a Senate Citation to the Group Insurance commission at the December 2001 Commission meeting. Senator Moore, Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care, applauded the Commission's leadership on pushing providers to improve patient safety. The GIC required its plans to provide information relating to hospital-based safety measures beginning July 1, 2001.
The citation, passes unanimously by the Senate on October 30, 2000, congratulates the GIC for its commitment to improving patient safety and reducing medical errors in the Commonwealth. GIC's Executive Director, Dolores L. Mitchell, said, "The GIC appreciates Senator Moore's tremendous support and interest in patient safety. We were particularly pleased that he came to the Commission meeting to present the citation in person."
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission.