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


Jolie Burris: Director- Client Relations


Phone:  800-798-2422

Email:  darrenr@consociate.com 

Web:  www.consociatedansig.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



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



Founded on the principles of empowering employees and valuing clients – equally, OS inc. has provided A/R analysis, staffing expertise and education for over 20 years to clients throughout the Midwest. Built out of necessity for a claims system, which combined a high level of performance yet cost-effective for rural health, critical access hospitals, and healthcare organizations, efficientC technology was developed by OS inc. in 2009. We’re proud to serve members of ICAHN including Midwest Medical Center, Sparta Community Hospital, Community Hospital, Kirby Medical Center and more.

  Contacts:  Lori Zindl, President, W237 N2920 Woodgate Road #100, Pewaukee, WI 53072 I Collette Pleva: Director of Client Experience, cpleva@os-healthcare.com I Chris Hegwood: Business Development Representative, chegwood@os-healthcare.com

Phone:  800-799-7469

Email:  lzindl@os-healthcare.com

Web:  www.os-healthcare.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


AthenaHealth, Inc.

AthenaHealth, Inc. partners with hospital and ambulatory clients to drive clinical and financial results. AthenaHealth offers medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services. AthenaHealth combines insights from their network of 99,000 providers and 83 million patients with deep industry knowledge and performs administrative work at scale.


Contact: Kelley Maher, Hospital Strategy, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02135

Phone: 617.402.1000

Email: kmaher@athenahealth.com
Web: www.athenahealth.com


The Compliance Team

The Compliance Team is the only nationally recognized healthcare accreditation organization to offer customizable, product-line and service specific accreditation programs that feature the industry’s first plain language quality standards in addition to including expert mentoring, manuals, self-assessment checklists, corporate compliance/anti-fraud plans, and electronic patient outcomes benchmarking. The Compliance Team is CMS accepted for MACRA-Patient Centered Medical Home accreditation.

  Contact: Sandra Cannally, P.O. Box 160, 905 Sheble Lane, Suite 102, Springhouse, PA 19477

Phone: 215.654.9110

Email: scanally@TheComplianceTeam.org

Web: www.TheComplianceTeam.org



HIPAAtrek's industry leading platform is a comprehensive and intuitive compliance solution designed to serve organizations of any size. HIPAAtrek's dashboard allows you to instantly know where the company stands. BAAs, policies, and forms are accessible and easily maintained. HIPAAtrek's automated security reminders, training, and user modules free clients to focus on the people rather than the process. The risk assessment tool identifies and alerts HIPAAtrek users to potential deficiencies and gives clear guidance on corrective actions to alleviate potential risks.


Contact: Chastity Werner, Director of Client Success, 114 Lincoln Place Court Suite 3, Belleville, IL 62221

Phone: 314.920.7938

Email: chastity@hipaatrek.com

Web: www.hipaatrek.com



Magnet Solutions

Magnet Solutions is based in western Nebraska and serves the 501(r) compliant self-pay needs of critical access hospitals to medium-sized providers. Magnet Solutions’ rural roots give them a unique perspective when exceeding the customer service intensive requirements of providers in small communities. Its approach helps to transform the business relationship between providers and patients into one of mutual respect and understanding of the financial obligations of each.


Contact: Richard Rogers, Vice President of Strategic Services

Phone: 414.690.6099

Email: richard.rogers@ar-solutions.biz

Web: www.magnetsolutions.biz


Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting provides clients with focused resources in strategy, service line planning, transaction support – compensation/valuation, supply chain, feasibility analysis, medical staff planning, physician compensation planning, telemedicine and operations. Pinnacle Enterprise Risk Consulting Services offers compliance program build, effectiveness reviews, documentation and reimbursement audits, revenue cycle assessment, operational support for revenue cycle efficiency and optimization as well as internal audit co-sourcing support. NorthGauge Healthcare Advisors leverages peer review and consulting expertise to advise healthcare leaders with physician performance, clinical operations, compliance, medical staff governance and operational strategy. The companies complement one another with our advisory client relationships which include with law firms, hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, physician groups, bioscience companies, long term care, outpatient medical businesses – dialysis, ASC, DME, etc.

  Contact:  David V. White, Principal, 9085 East Mineral Circle, Suite 110, Centennial, CO 80112 

Phone:  800.834.8156 

Email:  dwhite@AskPHC.com

Web:  www.AskPHC.com



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 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




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


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: Joe Kukolla, Western Region Vice President, 510 East 96th Street, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 317.814.6713

Email: joe.kukolla@availity.com

Web: www.availity.com

Clifton Larson Allen


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: Josh Wilks, 600 Washington Avenue, Suite 1800, St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314.925.4309

Email: joshua.wilks@claconnect.com

Web: www.claconnect.com






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


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



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






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


LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services

Founded and guided by pharmacists, LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services focuses on increasing access to lifesaving therapies and expanding personal service while also embracing technological efficiencies. LDI makes it their mission to provide affordable, yet world class integrated and advanced pharmacy services to hospitals, medical centers, multi-specialty physician clinics, and onsite pharmacies. Services include disease management, wellness programs, patient education, therapeutic substitution, mail order convenience and support products, comprehensive pharmacy benefit solutions, an integrated specialty bio-injectable program, and medical pharmacy claims repricing.


Contact: Ziad Rubaie, 701 Emerson Road, Suite 301, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Phone: 314.652.2121

Email: zrubaie@ldirx.com

Web: www.ldirx.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


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


P.J. Hoerr, Inc.

P.J. Hoerr, Inc., was established in 1914 and has been involved in healthcare construction for over 30 years. Its resume of past and current healthcare projects number well into the thousands. P.J. Hoerr  has partnered with many healthcare providers to develop increased efficiencies in the planning, design, and construction process. Along the journey, they have established a track record of trust, value, service, trouble-shooting ability, and quality workmanship that is unrivaled in the industry.


Contact: Scott Rinkenberger, Vice President / Director of Healthcare, 107 N. Commerce Place, Peoria, IL 61604

Phone: 309.688.9567

Email: scott@pjhoerr.com

Web: www.pjhoerr.com



Swank HealthCare A Relias Learning Company

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


Contact: Joel Schnoenecker, 12250 Weber Hill Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63127

Phone:  314-202-5851

Email:  jschoenecker@reliaslearning.com

Web:  www.reliaslearning.com



Whether it is a new facility, a building renovation, addition, or building systems project, Shive-Hattery can help you create healing environments for your patients, their families, and your staff. Shive-Hattery provides healthcare facility planning, programming, architecture, interiors, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering, site design, and roof design.


Contact: Amy Anderson, Marketing Information Coordinator, 2103 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone:  309.662.8992

Email:  aanderson@shive-hattery.com

Web:  www.shive-hattery.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




TCS United

TCS United, Inc. understands the "big picture" healthcare facilities face as they manage the entire revenue cycle. TCS serves healthcare clients by helping them reduce AR days, achieving revenue cycle goals through first party solutions. TCS' customized program is focused on insurance follow-up recovery from all commercial carriers, minus Medicaid and traditional Medicare. TCS contacts the appropriate payers to follow-up on claim status through adjudication. Throughout the process, TCS functions as an extension of your revenue cycle department. Their team has over 100 years of combined experience.


Contact: Bobby Fagin, Senior Director

Phone: 314.514.7500

Email: rfagin@tcsunited.net

Web: www.tcsunited.com


Vervocity Interactive

Vervocity Interactive is a full-service digital marketing and interactive agency specializing in website development, custom programming, mobile apps, and digital marketing services. Vervocity Interactive develops stunning websites, and they will take any customer's business process and turn it into a software-based program or mobile app that is much more user-friendly and efficient. Vervocity Interactive's digital marketing services include strategy, search engine optimization, pay-per-click, and social media marketing.


Contact: Eric Thomas, President, 3701 East Lake Centre Drive, Suite 9, Quincy, IL 62305

Phone: 217.222.1451

Email: ethomas@vervocity.io

Web: www.vervocity.io