Dr. Teresa Bartlett of Sedgwick Recognized Among Business Insurance's 2012 Women to Watch

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Sedgwick has announced that Senior Vice President and Medical Director Teresa Bartlett, M.D., was recently selected by Business Insurance magazine as one of its 2012 Women to Watch. Dr. Bartlett was honored by the magazine at its leadership workshop and awards luncheon in New York City on Dec. 4.

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The annual program recognizes 25 women for their outstanding work in risk management, benefits management, commercial insurance, and related fields. Honorees are selected by the publication's senior editors based on nominations submitted by readers. Recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to the advancement of women in business are all part of the selection criteria.

Bartlett provides strategic counsel and operational support in all areas of medical management at Sedgwick, including managed care, return to work, bill review, medical outcomes protocols, and health and safety matters. She also represents Sedgwick in efforts to integrate occupational and non-occupational medical services, as well as in public policy matters affecting healthcare in the claims management process.

Before joining Sedgwick, Bartlett served for 20 years as the senior manager responsible for integrated healthcare and disability medical programs at Chrysler Group LLC. She managed its multi-state workers' compensation and disability programs and led the development of evidence-based medical substantiation procedures that improved care for workers. She also managed Workplace Safety and Insurance Board programs for the company's Canadian operations.

"Dr. Bartlett has made tremendous contributions to the managed care industry during her career – both as a physician and as a senior business leader," said David A. North, president and CEO of Sedgwick. "She is truly deserving of this award."

In 2008, Crain's Detroit Business presented Bartlett with the Health Care Hero Award for workplace back pain mitigation initiatives. In addition, a team directed by Bartlett received the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's 2005 Corporate Health Achievement Award for the development and implementation of a best practices clinical model. Bartlett is also a past member of the steering committee of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium.

Her medical background is in family medicine. When she transitioned to the business world, she learned the art of blending medical best practices with business acumen.

"With her compassion for injured workers and extensive managed care experience, Dr. Bartlett has had a positive impact on the services we deliver to employers," North said. "She also mentors physicians and other medical professionals in our industry on how to enhance their careers in business by providing guidance and education on key managed care topics, such as best practices for narcotic management and overall health care quality initiatives."

For more information on the Business Insurance 2012 Women to Watch awards, please visit the publication's website at www.businessinsurance.com.

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting, and other services to clients through the expertise of more than 10,000 colleagues in 195 offices located in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA, and other employee absences; managed care; general, automobile, and professional liability; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; and Medicare compliance solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client expectations. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.

Sedgwick Media Contact:
Catherine Bennett: Public Relations Director, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com

SOURCE: Sedgwick

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