iBi - January 2014

by Sara Browning
Photography by David Vernon

The team at Advanced Medical Transport surpasses expectations in compassionate care and cutting-edge technologies to bring hope and healing… one life at a time.

A Defining Year Ahead

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

Nearly four years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, we are seeing that change does not come swiftly or painlessly.

Proctor and Methodist: Better Together

by Dennis R. Triggs

I believe that Proctor patients, employees and supporters deserve an answer to their questions: chiefly, why did Proctor decide to affiliate with Methodist? And why now?

No Easy Answers on Obamacare

by Tim Wyman
The Wyman Group

It’s 2014, and the healthcare industry—all $1.6 trillion of it—has not collapsed under the weight of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Yet.

Challenges Offer Opportunities

by Farrell Davies
Heartland Community Health Clinic

A transformation is required to meet the healthcare needs of the medically underserved.

CIHIE & Collaborative Healthcare

by Joy Duling
Central Illinois Health Information Exchange

CIHIE helps local providers bridge communication gaps in one of the most significant transformations to happen in healthcare.

Leading in Primary Care Graduates

by Dr. Sara Rusch
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

UICOMP is among the top producers of primary care graduates, but the national shortage continues.

Comprehensive, Compassionate Oncology Care

by Janet Varnes
Illinois CancerCare

State-of-the art facilities and treatments, a strong clinical research program, and new programs for palliative care and survivorship

Business Owners

by Glenda Eoyang & Royce Holladay

When it comes to employee healthcare coverage, “not deciding” is not an option. But what can you do when the rules keep changing and the future is as murky as mud?





Grave Robber… or Genius?

by Dr. Victoria Hineman Loberg

Many of us consider St. Francis Hospital to be Peoria’s first hospital, established in 1876. Yet few know the story of the hospital founded a quarter century earlier…

Got the Dot?

In the moments following a car crash, seconds count. When a collision results in trauma, the best chance for survival occurs when the injured are seen and treated within 60 minutes.

Also in this Issue...

Customer Rage On the Rise... National Trivia Day... Hello, New Year... Goodbye, Clutter!... A Measles Resurgence... Upgrading Office Space: Four Big Mistakes... What’s in a Name?... Color My Year... Unlock in a Heartbeat

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