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 Our conference theme in 2017 was built around the Outdated Fee-for-Service payer models, Wellness Initiatives by employers, and the Hype behind Wellbeing.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  planned and will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018. It is entitles: "Stakeholder Engagement: "THE KEY" to Better Health & Healthcare". 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 - 2018 Conference Agenda

Click here - 2018 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.