Sponsors and Business Partners

 Preferred Partners

Consociate Dansig

Consociate Dansig provides insurance, benefits, and consulting services to employers in 48 states, specializing in asset protection and cost containment - proactively identifying and controlling risks. Consociate Dansig has 70 employees, and with offices in Decatur and Peoria, is centrally located to serve the needs of the ICAHN member hospitals. Consociate Dansig prides itself on meeting in person with its clients regularly, and participates in employee enrollment meetings, health fairs, and corporate level plan reviews and discussions.

Contact:  Darren Reynolds, CEO & President, PO Box 1068, Decatur, IL  62525 

Julia Danbury: Director- Client Relations

juliad@consociate.com

Jolie Burris: Director- Client Relations

jolieb@consociate.com

Phone:  800-798-2422

Email:  darrenr@consociate.com 

Web:  www.consociatedansig.com

 

Intalere (formerly Amerinet)

Intalere’s mission focuses on elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers by designing tailored, smart solutions that deliver optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes. Intalere strives to be the essential partner for operational excellence in healthcare through customized solutions that address customers’ individual needs. Intalere assists its customers in managing their entire non-labor spend, providing innovative technologies, products and services, and leveraging the best practices of a provider-led model. Visit www.intalere.com to learn more.

 

Contact: Stacey Fiddes, Director Account Management, Two City Place Drive, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63141

Phone: 309-339-3720 (cell)

Email: stacey.fiddes@intalere.com

Web: www.intalere.com

   
   

 

  

Midwest Energy

Midwest Energy combines its expertise and knowledge of the energy market and energy contracts with the ability to leverage preferred pricing from suppliers on behalf of hospitals. This combination allows Midwest Energy to provide low cost electricity and natural gas supply to its more than 700 clients, including several critical access hospitals throughout Illinois. Midwest Energy serves as an advocate and resource for all energy needs of a health care provider and helps customers choose the lowest utility distribution rates while also offering tax saving strategies, utility rebates programs, and utility incentive programs – all value-added services provided to customers at no cost.

 

Contact:  Mark Beci, 485 Frontage Rd., Suite 303, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 

Phone:  630-887-8881

Email:  mbeci@midwestenergyinc.com

Web:  www.midwestenergyinc.com

 

 Blue Star Partners

   

 
Anders CPAs + Advisors

Anders is a CPA and advisory firm with approximately 175 partners and staff members. For over 50 years, Anders has delivered full service accounting, tax, audit, and advisory services to growth-oriented closely-held companies, organizations, and individuals. The Anders healthcare team specializes in diagnosing issues related to revenue cycles in both hospitals and medical practices and identifying opportunities to improve profitability. Anders' comprehensive view of the healthcare industry recognizes how everything you do in your organization impacts your bottom line, and will help you succeed in today's healthcare environment.

  Contact: Chastity Werner, RHIT, CMPE, NCP, 800 Market Street, Suite 500, St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314- 655-5500

Email: cwerner@anderscpa.com

Web: www.anderscpa.com

   
   

Joint Commission    

The Joint Commission

Achieving critical access hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission is a demonstration of a hospital's commitment to providing quality care and continuously improving that care.

 

Contact:  Donna Rutkowski, Associate Director, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 

Phone:  630-792-5690 

Email:  drutkowski@jointcommission.org

Web:  www.jointcommission.org

   
   
Clark Schaefer Hackett

Legato Healthcare Marketing

Many agencies market healthcare, some even specialize in it, but few focus on rural health. Legato Healthcare Marketing is a full-service healthcare marketing firm actively engaged in identifying solutions to address the unique challenges faced by rural health facilities. From traditional advertising to digital strategies, Legato has real world experience - and success - in helping rural and critical access hospitals build patient volumes, increase revenue, and develop strong community relationships.

 

Contact:  Mike Milligan, President, 2200 Dickinson Road, Unit 4C, DePere, WI 54115

Phone:  920.544.8102

Email:  mikem@golegato.com 

Web:  www.legatohealthcaremarketing.com

   
   

Stericycle

Since its inception in 1989, Stericycle's mission has been and is to combine integrated solutions with superior customer service to promote safety, compliance, and risk management for its customers. Stericycle specializes in the collection and disposal of medical waste, recalled and expired medical products and infection control management services.

 

Contact:  Brian Hanson, 1104 Wanda Way, Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone:  847-417-9033 

Email:  bhanson@stericycle.com 

Web:  www.stericycle.com

   
   
 

UltraGroup Healthcare

UltraGroup Healthcare is a behavioral health management corporation that specializes in the delivery of behavioral services dedicated to our elderly population. UltraGroup's senior programs are designed specifically for critical access hospitals and serve as a valuable resource to primary care physicians treating behavioral disorders in the elderly. The intensive outpatient programs use a group psychotherapy clinical model and are Medicare reimbursable. UltraGroup assists hospital departments/personnel with comprehensive support in delivering quality services.

 

Contact: Teresa Miller, MSW, LCSW, University Tower, 651 E. 4th St., Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 618-237-2906

Email: tmiller@ultragrouphealthcare.com

Web: www.ultragrouphealthcare.com

   
   

Vizient

Vizient develops pooled employee benefit solutions for both Vizient and non-Vizient hospitals. Aggregating hospitals' purchasing power, Vizient can deliver immediate savings to your bottom line. By purchasing employee benefits as a group, Vizient dramatically increases leverage with insurance carriers to obtain better pricing, stable rates, and enhanced plan designs for hospitals.

 

Contact:  David W. Smith, Senior Director, 7415 W. 130th Street, Suite 200, Overland Park, KS 66213 

Phone:  913-319-6202

Email: david.smith@vizientinc.com 

Web:  www.vizientinc.com

 

 

WIPFLi

With approximately 1,100 associates and 24 offices in the United States and India, Wipfli LLP ranks among the top 25 accounting and consulting firms in the nation. Since 1930, Wipfli’s audit and consulting practice focused on critical access/rural hospitals. Our health care practice combines 18 partners and 100 associates who have not only an understanding of this market, but a depth of specialized expertise across the health care continuum. No other firm can provide that combination. Contact us for help in evaluating your opportunities as you build and maintain your relationships with critical access/rural hospitals. Put the power of our focus to work for you!

 

Contact: Kelly Arduino, Partner, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 350, Oak Brook, IL  60523

Phone:  773-771-4576

Email:  karduino@wipfli.com

Web:  www.wipfli.com/healthcare

 

 Organization Sponsors

 

 

 

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 694-bed premier teaching institution with more than 1,000 affiliated physicians, Advocate Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services, heart and kidney transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, and women's health.

 

Contact: Patrick Lawrence, International Health, 9401 S. Pulaski, Suite 202, Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Phone: 708-684-5733

Email: patrick.lawrence@advocatehealth.com

Web: http://www.advocatehealth.com/

   
   

Availity

Availity serves an extensive network of health plans, providers, and technology partners nationwide through a suite of dynamic products built on a powerful, intelligent platform aimed at driving revenue from both payers and patients. As ICAHN's preferred vendor for patient access, Availity is excited to offer ICAHN membership preferred pricing on their Patient Financial Responsibility Estimation Tool, in addition to their full suite of all-payer clearinghouse solutions.

  Contact: Dave Pape, Sales Executive, 510 East 96th Street, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 502-435-5021

Email: david.pape@availity.com

Web: www.availity.com

   
   
Clifton Larson Allen

CliftonLarsonAllen

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, is one of the nation's top 10 ranked accounting and consulting firms. CLA works with over 100 critical access hospitals nationwide to provide hands-on financial, strategic, reimbursement and operational advice. CliftonLarsonAllen is well positioned to bring its clients an exceptional level of knowledge, insight, and industry-specific consultation.

 

Contact: Rebecca Schaffer, 1301 W. 22nd Street, Suite 1100, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Phone: 630-368-3601

Email: rebecca.schaffer@cliftonlarsonallen.com

Web: www.cliftonlarsonallen.com

 

 

 

CMFI

CMFI

From brand/logo refreshment and marketing campaign development to quality apparel and promotional items, CMFI is a unique, full-service marketing group that blends high-level creativity with production expertise and efficiency, giving you the best solutions to grow your business.

 

Contact:  Cindy Perdun, 2602 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615

Phone:  309-683-2725

Email:  cperdun@cmfigroup.com     

Web:  www.cmfigroup.com

   
   
 

Credit Collection Partners

Credit Collection Partners (CCP) is a family owned/operated A+ BBB rated debt collection agency that’s been located inTaylorville, IL for close to 80 years. Under the direction of new ownership/leadership, the Credit Bureau of Christian County rebranded into Credit Collection Partners (CCP) in 2010. Leveraging modern technology and current business practices, CCP has experienced expansive growth and produced elite results for its clients. CCP has had the pleasure of serving multiple hospitals already within the ICAHN network for several decades and is excited to share its positive story of success with the rest of the network. Let Credit Collection Partners show you how they can elevate your revenues, assist in streamlining your patient accounts department, and eliminate any possible anxiety surrounding converting collection vendor partners.

  Contact:  Rick Bonitzer, 905 W. Spresser Street, Taylorville, IL 62568

Phone:  217-287-2400

Email:  rick@creditcollectionpartners.com    

Web:  www.creditcollectionpartners.com

  

Eide Bailly

Eide Bailly LLP

Eide Bailly LLP is a CPA and Business Advisory firm with a national health care practice. Its services go beyond cost reports, audit and tax, to help you drive results and plan for a strong future. From finance to patient access, strategy to implementation, business offices to HIM, Eide Bailly approaches health care with real-world experience. Its professionals specialize in revenue cycle, strategic financing, information technology, operational process improvement, organizational consulting, and health care payment strategies. Learn more at www.eidebailly.com/cah

 

Contact: Jared Heim, 1545 Associates Drive, Suite 101, Dubuque, IA 52002-2299

Phone: 563-557-1790

Email: jheim@eidebailly.com

Web: www.eidebailly.com/cah

   
   
 

HealthTechS3

Since 1970, HealthTechS3 has worked with community hospitals across the United States to help them improve financial strength, build professional excellence, and grow to meet the needs of their communities. HealthTechS3 provides hospital consulting, turnaround, supply chain management, mangement support, executive and physician recruitment services to more than 50 hospitals and health systems nationwide, including some ICAHN hospitals. Our mission is to provide effective solutions, strategy and support for our client hospitals and systems.

 

 

Contact:  Beth Davis, 5110 Maryland Way, Suite 200, Brentwood, TN 37027 

Phone:  615-309-6053 

Email:  beth.davis@healthtechs3.com

Web:  www.healthtechs3.com

 

 

 

 

     
 

Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen

A sophisticated and experienced law firm, Heyl Royster partners with its healthcare clients to generate innovative strategies designed to achieve client goals. Heyl Royster’s attorneys have the experience and expertise to handle matters arising in the operation of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, and individual and group physician practices throughout Illinois. Its Healthcare Practice Group frequently collaborates and shares knowledge with its Employment Law and Professional Liability Practice Groups to serve specific client needs, In addition, many of Heyl Royster's lawyers have been selected by their peers as among the top five percent of Illinois lawyers and have been named as Leading Lawyers and Super Lawyers in Illinois.

 
 

Contact:  Roger Clayton, 300 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria, IL 61602

Phone:  309-676-0400

Email:  rclayton@heylroyster.com

Web:  www.heylroyster.com

 
     
   

Integritas Emergency Physician Services

Integritas staffs emergency departments, hospitalist programs, and urgent care centers throughout southern Illinois. Integritas' central purpose is to comfort and heal people in crisis. To do this, they approach each of their hospital and provider partnerships as unique relationships with individual needs and opportunities. By meeting their partners' needs and helping them achieve their goals, Integritas is able to provide excellent, compassionate care to people throughout their communities.

 

Contact:  Caleb Sutton, 2250 N. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone:  309-676-0400

Email:  csutton@iephysicians.com

Web:  www.iephysicians.com

   
   

LP Management Services

LP Management Services provides site-specific, technical, and safety training. They take pride in offering industry leading safety programs and risk management services to an ever-changing workforce. LP Management Services has over two decades of experience developing and delivering high quality training and loss prevention programs to a variety of facilities, including data centers and hospitals. They also offer facility safety audits, workforce assessment, and lockout tagout procedure development.

 

Contact: John Kovalan, President, 15B Pasfield Parkplace, Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: 219-508-4564

Email: jvkovalan@lpmgmtservices.com

Web: www.lpmanagementservices.com

   
   

MLT Medical Coding, Inc.

MLT offers medical coding and cancer registry services to acute care facilities and critical access hospitals. MLT Medical Coding is dedicated to providing the highest level of reliable, accurate health information management and cancer registry services. MLT hires only credentialed coding and cancer registry professionals with at least 3-5 years of experience. All employees must meet continuing education requirements to maintain their credentials. Customer satisfaction is the number one priority at MLT, and they work to become strategic partners with their clients. 

  Contact:  Holly Welch, 115 Campbell Street, Suite 202, Geneva, IL 60134

Phone:  630-208-0280

Email:  holly@mltcoding.net

Web:  www.mltcoding.com

 

 

 

   
 

O'Shea Builders

O'Shea Builders is a professional construction services provider, specializing in pre-construction planning, general contracting, construction management, and design-build. O'Shea Builders' mission is advancing its clients' goals and building lasting relationships through quality construction projects.

 

Contact:  Tom Fitch, 3401 Constitution Drive, Springfield, IL 62711 

Phone:  217-522-2826   

Email:  tfitch@osheabuilders.com 

Web:   www.osheabuilders.com

   
   
 

Pain Management Group

Pain Management Group (PMG) is the leading provider of balanced, hospital-based, primary care pain management centers. PMG establishes hospital-based joint ventures to develop, build, and operate pain management facilities that provide partners with the highest level of healthcare.

 

Contact:  Christina Muryn, 123 East Crawford Street, Findlay, OH 45840 

Phone:  419-306-2855  

Email:  cmuryn@painmgmtgroup.com 

Web:   www.painmgmtgroup.com

   
   
 

Pearl Insurance

Over the last half century, Pearl Insurance has developed numerous strategic partnerships with national organizations, state associations, and networks to deliver customized insurance solutions for their members. Pearl Insurance has a 55 year history working with their carrier partner, CNA, the eighth largest insurance carrier and one of the largest warranty carriers in America. Distributed through Pearl Insurance, CNA has partnered with REMI Group, the leading provider of equipment maintenance management programs across the country, serving more than 2.200 clients. CNA, partnered with Remi, provides a lower cost alternative solution to equipment manufacturer service agreements and extended warranties. The maintenance of healthcare equipment assets is an area that offers tremendous potential for cost reduction. CNA’s equipment maintenance management program offers an alternative to higher priced, restrictive vendor service agreements. The CNA program saves money, provides broader coverage, and gives hospitals the freedom to utilize their preferred service provider for each service event.

 
  Contact: Randy Cupp, VIce President, Medical Malpractice Division, 1200 E. Glen Avenue, Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Phone: 309-679-0291

Email: randy.cupp@pearlinsurance.com

Web: www.pearlinsurance.com

 

   

 

Shive-Hattery Architecture & Engineering

Shive-Hattery creates healing environments by providing healthcare facility planning, programming, architecture, interiors, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering, site design and roof design. From master planning through building commissioning, Shive-Hattery’s goal is to help hospitals and related healthcare facilities provide a stimulating and safe environment for patients and their families, and for staff.

 

Contact: Mark Anderson, 2103 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone:  800-798-8992

Email:  manderson@shive-hattery.com 

Web:  www.shive-hattery.com

 

Contact:  Brian Hanson, 1104 Wanda Way, Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone:  847-417-9033 

Email:  bhanson@stericycle.com 

Web:  www.stericycle.com

 

 

Swank HealthCare

Swank HealthCare is a leading distributor of online healthcare education for hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities. Swank HealthCare distributes regulatory training courses as well as hundreds of accredited CE/CME (Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education) courses for 17 licensed disciplines, including nursing. Swank HealthCare also offers specialized training modules in topics, such as HCAHPS preparation.

 

Contact: Tony Frierdich, 10795 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63127

Phone:  877-227-0325

Email:  tfrierdich@swankmp.com 

Web:  www.swankhealth.com

 

TAG Healthcare Marketing

TAG serves clients by first developing strategies that will drive preference, revenue, and community support. TAG uses best practices to craft and implement messages using strategic deployment digitally as well as traditional media...messages that use an integration of delivery systems that resonate with the intended target. The result? Retention and Growth.

 

Contact: Randy Jacobs, President, 230 East Second Street, Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: 563-355-2200

Email: randyj@tagmarcom.com

Web: www.taghcm.com