Napa, California—December 22, 2014—The Doctors Company dedicated its corporate headquarters on Greenwood Road in south Napa today in honor of Joseph D. Sabella, MD, founding chairman and former president and CEO of the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.
In a late-morning ceremony attended by many of the 250 employees who work at the 78,000-square-foot headquarters, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, unveiled a two-by-two-foot square bronze plaque dedicating the building in honor of Dr. Sabella, who attended the event.
“We are pleased to dedicate this impressive structure in honor of the physician who was largely responsible for this company becoming the leader we are today in defending, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine,” Dr. Anderson stated.
Dr. Sabella, a retired pathologist and former chief of pathology and director of laboratory at Brookside Hospital in San Pablo, California, led The Doctors Company from 1976 to 1994. At the 150th anniversary of his alma mater, UCSF School of Medicine, in October, Dr. Sabella was named alumnus of the year. He was recognized for his contribution to the enactment of the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) in 1975 and his founding of The Doctors Company.
The Doctors Company headquarters were constructed in 1991 and occupied in 1992, during his tenure as chairman and CEO. The company, formerly located in Santa Monica, California, chose Napa for its headquarters because it was the ideal location to consolidate its management staff, which had been divided between Northern and Southern California.
At the time of the headquarters’ opening, Dr. Sabella stated, “The decision to relocate in the Napa Valley is based on a long-term analysis indicating reduced operating costs, increased efficiency, better working conditions, and a better quality of life for our employees.”
The headquarters are located on the former site of the Greenwood ranch. The turn-of-the-century home from the ranch was relocated to the nearby Napa Valley Gateway Business Park when The Doctors Company building was constructed.
The Doctors Company is one of the largest employers in Napa and employs 650 people nationwide. The company has a longstanding commitment to support and assist nonprofit agencies in the local community, contributing more than $100,000 a year.
About The Doctors Company
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 75,000 members and $4.3 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings.
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