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Cooperative of American Physicians CEO James L. Weidner to be Honored by PIAA with 2014 Peter Sweetland Award of Excellence

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SOURCE Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) Chief Executive Officer James L. Weidner will be honored with the 2014 Peter Sweetland Award of Excellence on Thursday, May 15, at the 2014 PIAA Medical Liability Conference in Toronto, Canada.

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Mr. Weidner is being recognized for his significant contributions and dedication to the medical professional liability insurance industry and to PIAA, the insurance industry trade association representing the medical professional liability insurance community.

Brian K. Atchinson, president and CEO of PIAA, stated, "Jim is a great innovator and a true professional-and we are privileged to recognize his many accomplishments on behalf of the medical community and PIAA. Through his work at both CAP and PIAA, Jim has been a driving force in bringing risk management and patient safety programs to healthcare professionals and assisting them in addressing business challenges."

Mr. Weidner has spent much of his extensive insurance career representing the interests of healthcare professionals and institutions, and has dedicated countless hours of service to PIAA.  He is a past member and chair of the PIAA Board of Directors.  He has also served on numerous PIAA committees including:  Audit, Finance and Investment, Nominating, Strategic Planning and Rating Agency Relations.  In addition, Weidner continues to serve on the Data Sharing Advisory Committee and as the liaison to the PIAA Board Fellows Program.

"Here at CAP, we strongly encourage our staff to be good corporate citizens, to help support the best interests of healthcare professionals and caregivers and remain focused on patient safety and access to care," said Weidner.  "I am very appreciative of receiving this award.  It is important, in this time of change in the delivery of healthcare, that we continue to develop innovative risk management and patient safety programs."

About the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.
The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. was established in 1975 by a group of California physicians to manage the escalating cost of medical professional liability coverage.  Two years later, CAP formed the Mutual Protection Trust, which today provides protection to more than 12,000 of California's finest physicians, and which has earned an A+ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best since 2006.  In 2013, CAP created CAPAssurance, A Risk Purchasing Group, allowing hospitals, facilities, and large physician groups access to top-rated medical malpractice insurance and risk management services.  Based in Los Angeles, CAP also has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, and Palo Alto.  For more information, visit www.CAPphysicians.com.

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