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Trailblazer Initiative Meeting


August 27, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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O’Shea Builders Training Facility, Springfield, IL
3401 Constitution Drive
Springfield, IL United States
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Intended Audience:  CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and Physician Recruitment


9:00 am           Networking/Continental Breakfast
9:30 am           Welcome – Pam Pfister, Chair
9:30 am           Recruitment – Foreign Nurses to Fill Rural Hospital Nursing Gaps
                          -Stacey Katz, Connectics USA, Certified by CGFNS Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices

10:30 am         Rural Physician Hospitalist and Surgery Staffing Model
                           -Dr. Pannu, CEO and Grant Mills, recruitment specialist; national placement organization – covering 16 states

11:30 am              J I Visa – What do I need to know?  Time is Now to Hire a J 1 Physician
                              -Michelle Houchin, MSL, CMPE, President, Adkisson Search Consultants, Bloomington, IL                               

12: 00 noon     Rural Health Services – Program Ideas for the Future – General Discussion -Pam Pfister and Pat Schou,

12:30 pm         Next Steps/Plan of Action/Adjournment

Lunch provided


 Please register in advance of the meeting to account for food and materials. 

This is a great opportunity to share new ideas and learn more about successful programs.

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