In her position as director of operations, Ruth Wood spearheads The Institute’s efforts to help our policyholders with loss reduction and patient safety. She also works in close concert with the claims team, lending her clinical and risk management expertise to the robust defense of our policyholders. Ruth joined MagMutual in 2017 as a risk management and patient safety consultant, assisting hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians, and their office teams with specific loss/claim prevention and patient safety strategies.
Prior to MagMutual, Ruth worked at a large multi-specialty hospital system in New England, providing clinical risk management, underwriting and claims management services for 16 years. Ruth served as the director of risk management where, in addition to clinical risk management, she was responsible for environmental safety, emergency preparedness and patient experience. Ruth also helped establish and manage the hospital’s self-insurance programs and gained extensive experience with loss prevention initiatives through collaboration with clinicians and their support teams.
Ruth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. She is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and Healthcare Safety (CHSP).