Compassionate Service and Greenshield Awards Honor Outstanding Work on Behalf of Injured Employees

PartnerSource is pleased to honor outstanding work on behalf of injured employees by presenting the Compassionate Service Awards and the Greenshield Award to outstanding professionals in the Texas injury benefit program industry. These awards are given annually at the PartnerSource Employers' Conference, the premier conference in the industry for Texas injury benefit programs.

Kelsey Shutrump, injury claims examiner with Hobby Lobby, and Donna Cook, nurse case manager with OccMD, were each honored for their compassionate commitment to injured workers as winners of Compassionate Service Awards. Allen Wingfield, risk manager for Big Lots, was honored with the Greenshield Award for achievement in delivering better medical outcomes for injured workers and economic development through workers’ compensation alternatives.

“Demonstrating kindness, compassion and empathy in the care of injured workers typify all of these award winners,” Jennifer Hurless, president of PartnerSource, said. “It’s an honor to recognize industry professionals whose work exemplifies the way people should be cared for.”

Benchmarking Studies Reflect Strong Performance for Injured Employees, Employers

As one of many ways to measure the performance of Texas injury benefit programs, PartnerSource performs biennial benchmarking studies within the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, trucking & distribution, restaurant, and hospitality industries. For a snapshot of our most recent report titled, “2019 Hospitality Industry Benchmark Study for Texas Nonsubscriber Option”, click here.

An Event for the Record Books: PartnerSource Employers’ Conference 2019

Record attendance. Amazing, new venue. Outstanding speakers. Biggest exhibit hall.  More connections made than ever before. The 2019 PartnerSource Employers’ Conference was one for the record books! Attendee feedback each year has helped this conference grow into the preeminent employers’ injury benefit conference. Relive the excitement here.

Top 5 tips on getting injured workers back to work

The likelihood of a long, expensive leave of absence skyrockets if an injured employee is not treated well and the employer is disengaged. Check out our tips for supporting your injured workers.


Five Questions with: Amy Blank

Meet Amy Blank, vice president of PartnerShip Services.

A relative “newcomer” to the PartnerSource team (she’s only been here eight years and counting), this native of a small town in Illinois brings her personable nature and excellent analytical skills to her role as Vice President of Partnership Services. Get to know Amy Blank.

Showing Kindness to Injured Workers

The holiday season is the perfect time to show compassion toward those who may have been injured on the job – and it starts with empathy.

How does empathy differ from sympathy? At the 2019 PartnerSource Employers’ Conference, PartnerSource President Jennifer Hurless presented thoughts on how helping injured workers really starts from a place of empathy, which is the ability to take the perspective of another person -- to feel with another person, rather than at them. One key takeaway: Rarely does an empathic comment begin with “At least.” Hurless presented a video from Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work, that reinforces the value of empathy in less than three minutes. 

“We are grateful for the employees, their families, and our clients, friends, colleagues, and more who have valued our work in Texas injury benefits for more than 25 years,” Hurless said. “As we celebrate our success, we keep compassion and empathy for injured workers and their families close to our hearts and minds.”

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a
genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch
with our own fragilities.

The PartnerSource team would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

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