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BWC Taps Former Industrial Commission Adviser as Chief Medical Officer

Monday, August 14, 2017 | 233 | 0 | 0 min read

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday that it has hired Dr. Terrence B. Welsh, the former chief medical adviser for the Industrial Commission, as its chief medical officer.

Dr. Terrence B. Welsh

Dr. Terrence B. Welsh

Welsh, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, will oversee all medical components of the agency and direct medical policy, the bureau said in a press release. He replaces Dr. Stephen T. Woods, who left BWC June 30 to work full time in private practice.

“We had many outstanding candidates, but Dr. Welsh’s experience mirrored exactly what our medical division and BWC need to continue the progressive initiatives we have underway,” stated BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “His guidance will be valuable in developing medical policies that support the best outcomes for Ohio’s injured workers.”

Welsh was medical adviser to the Industrial Commission from 2007 to 2014. He is also a past member of BWC’s Health Care Quality Assurance Advisory Committee. He most recently served as chief of medical affairs for Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.

Welsh completed his medical training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the William Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan, the bureau said.

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