Letha S. Kramer, JD, CPHRM, is Vice President, Chief Risk & Corporate Integrity Office for The Carle Foundation in Urbana, Illinois and has worked for Carle for 14 years. She is responsible for running Carle Risk Management Company (“CRIMCO”), which includes Risk Management, Patient Relations and Workers’ Compensation. CRIMCO provides claims, risk and insurance management services to Health Systems Insurance, Ltd (“HSIL”) a captive insurer. HSIL provides professional and general liability insurance for the Carle organizations including Carle Physician Group, Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Care Center and Carle Foundation Hospital. In addition to her responsibilities for CRIMCO, Ms. Kramer is responsible for Compliance, the Medical Staff Office, Enterprise Information Security and Internal Audit.
Ms. Kramer is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. She attended law school at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. During and after graduation from law school, Ms. Kramer worked for the nationally recognized health care law firm of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.S.C. in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a practicing attorney, Ms. Kramer’s focus was on health care law in general and, in particular, medical malpractice defense. Ms. Kramer represented hospitals and physicians throughout the State of Indiana in court and before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
Ms. Kramer has been a Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (“CPHRM”) since 2004 and is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management (currently serving as past-President), the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, and the Health Care Compliance Association.
Ms. Kramer is a faculty member with the Institute for Healthcare Communication and is certified to teach the course on Disclosing Unanticipated Outcomes and Medical Errors. Ms. Kramer regularly teaches courses to nursing students on legal issues in nursing and enjoys the various opportunities she has to talk with physicians, nurses and other health care providers about risk management, compliance and ethics.
JD Indiana University
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