Trailblazer Initiative Meeting

Start Date & Time

4/27/2018 9:00 AM

End Date & Time

4/27/2018 12:30 PM




3100 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL


Hilton Garden Inn




Pat Schou, Executive Director, at 815.875.2999


Trailblazer Initiative Meeting

The next Trailblazer Initiative meeting will be held on Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please register in advance of the meeting to account for food and materials. Hospitals may participate by webinar but must register with ICAHN to get the link.


  • 9:00 am  Networking/Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 am  Welcome – Ken Reid, Chair; Pam Pfister, Vice Chair
  • 9:30 am  "Changing World and Opportunity for Rural Physician Recruitment - Primary and Specialty Care"  Jesse Butler, MD, Spineconsultants; Lori Anderson-Printy, Balance Pointe Staffing and Recruitment Services
  • 10:30 am  Innovative Pricing Models - Shopping on Line for Healthcare Prices 
    *Health Savings Accounts; Insurers with High Deductibles; No Insurance Options" - Amanda Basso, CEO, Crossroads Community Hospital, and Blake Stevenson, Regional Manager, MDsave                      
  • 11:00 am  "Healthcare Success Corporation: Scientific Marketing That Delivers Patients: Does it make a difference?" - Peter Do, Marketing Strategist
  • 11:45 am  "Okay - Let's Look at Possibilities" - General Discussion - Ken Reid, Pam Pfister and Pat Schou, Facilitators
  • 12:30 pm  Next Steps/Plan of Action/Adjournment (Lunch provided)