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.

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.

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.

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?

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.


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…