About The Doctors Company Foundation
The Foundation was created in 2008 by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest insurer of medical professional liability for physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals.
The purpose of the Foundation is to support patient safety education for health care professionals in training and in practice, patient safety research with clinically useful applications, and medical professional liability research. In this context, patient safety is defined as a health care discipline that minimizes the incidence and impact of adverse events by redesigning systems and processes using human factors principles to reduce errors.
The Foundation does not support clinical research projects primarily involving the provision of clinical or medical support services to patients. Construction projects and the purchase of equipment will not be funded. While general funding for medical meetings and conferences will not be considered, support for invited speakers when the principal focus of the presentation is on patient safety and support for the attendance of health care professionals in training at patient safety conferences will be considered.
The Foundation is a charitable organization with 501(c)3 nonprofit status. It is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors that includes physicians and corporate representatives. The board is chaired by David B. Troxel, MD, who is also medical director at The Doctors Company.
Now Accepting 2014 Grant Applications
The Doctors Company Foundation is now accepting grant applications for 2014. If you are interested in submitting a request to our Foundation, please visit our Grant Application Process page.