HHC Programs & Events

General Membership Meetings

The Heartland Healthcare Coalition conducts four (4) general membership meetings a year that are
held in varying locations ….Morton, Peoria, and Bloomington/Normal. These luncheon meetings are
scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. so as to minimize disruptions from the normal work day. A
brief business meeting is followed by a presenter who addresses topics of interest to our members.


Annual Conference

Our 2017 Annual Conference entitled "Engagement: The Secret to Improving Payment Reform, Population Health and Payer Initiatives" was held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the East Peoria Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center , East Peoria, IL. Our conference theme in 2017 was built around the Outdated Fee-for-Service payer models, Wellness Initiatives by employers, and the Hype behind Wellbeing. Pictures are: (L-R) Doug Emery, Altarum; Todd Bisping (HHC Board) CAT and Tom Cox, OSF-Saint Francis Medical Center - circle of Excellence Award winning hospital;Deidre Serum, Best Buy speaking on Workplace Wellness Program.

2016 Annual Conference

 (Bottom Left) Circle of Excellence Award winning facilities:Andy Andresen, MD- Genesis Medical Center; John Thorson (City of Rock Island) HHC Board; Kelli Livingston (HNI Inc) HHC Board; Kyle Scheuer- OSF-St. Joseph Medical Center; Jennifer Keigher-Wilson (Town of Normal) HHC Board; Todd Bisping (CAT) HHC Board; Robyn Reising- Decatur Memorial Hospital; Eric Thome (State Farm) HHC Board Chair; Matt Yarnell- HSHS-St. John's Hospital Springfield; Tom Cox- OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Peoria; Lynn Ripple- UnityPoint-Trinity; Tony Schierbeck- UnityPoint Methodist; Katie Peterson-Advocate Bromenn Medical Center; Jim Wilkerson- Memorial Medical Center. (Bottom Right) :2017 Vendor break


Our 2018 Conference is being planned and will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018. Keep on the lookout for more details. Early registration is available soon. The conference will wrap up is at 1:45 pm. Lunch is included; $50.00 for members and $75.00 for non-member organizations. 

Click here - 2017 Conference Agenda

Click here - 2017 Conference Registration

Task Force Groups

We also have smaller groups meeting every other month that focus on issues associated with a given community. Currently, the Bloomington/Normal Task Force Group is active with a breakfast meeting (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) during the months of March, May, August, and December. These meetings are held at the Illinois Wesleyan University Memorial Center Building, or other various locations.