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We are healthcare focused professionals delivering insurance and risk management solutions

Our Healthcare Specialty Division is a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals across our 30 office, four-state footprint. We are fortunate to work with over 1,600 clients in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Healthcare Specialty Director

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Leif joined PayneWest Insurance in December 2019 as healthcare specialty practice director. He is responsible for the new business development and growth of the Healthcare Specialty Practice Group. Their focus is serving the complex insurance and risk management needs of healthcare organizations throughout the Northwest, including hospitals, medical groups, assisted living facilities, and ambulatory surgery centers, among others. Prior to joining PayneWest, Leif spent more than 8 years as Executive Director for Virginia Mason Memorial, a large community hospital with dozens of primary and specialty care clinics, managing communications, marketing, and government affairs. Prior to working with Virginia Mason Memorial, Leif was with Moss Adams LLP, the largest CPA firm headquartered on the West Coast. He directed their Healthcare Industry Group as a Marketing Director with responsibilities across the West Coast. He was with Moss Adams since 2001.


Our Guidance

Even though every organization is unique, healthcare organizations face similar concerns and we’re not just talking about patient falls or needle sticks—although we can help with those issues too. Through our Riscover process, we create a unique risk plan around strategic and operational risks such as:

  • Employee and physician resilience
  • Revenue cycle inefficiencies
  • EHR conversions
  • Reducing costs while improving patient outcomes
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Meeting patient and community needs

By understanding these concerns and their impact on your organization, we begin to uncover underlying risks and the key solutions and proper benefit planning strategies that can mitigate or reduce these threats.


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