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Author: Tim Stumm

UnityPoint Health taps new leader for central Illinois

UnityPoint Health recently named Dr. Keith Knepp CEO for central Illinois. Knepp, a family medicine doctor, succeeds Debbie Simon, who is retiring after more than four decades with the organization. Knepp currently serves as president of UnityPoint’s hospitals and clinics in Peoria.

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Hospital Sisters Health System celebrates 40 years of incorporation

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is commemorating the 40th anniversary of its incorporation, which took place on December 26, 1978.  A celebration was held at the System Services Center in Springfield, Ill. on January 22, 2019 to recognize the vision and leadership of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis and the historic milestone […]

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Health Care Service Corporation launches food delivery service in Chicago

Health Care Service Corporation, the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, launched a food delivery service in Chicago last week that it hopes will lead to a decrease in avoidable hospital and emergency room visits.

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Legislators, comptroller push for greater transparency in managed care payments

Managed care organizations would be required to publish quarterly reports on their websites detailing provider payment information, under legislation unveiled last week by Sen. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, and Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills - and spearheaded by Comptroller Susana Mendoza.

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Pritzker releases healthcare transition report, announces bigger than expected budget gap

Gov. J.B. Pritzker released a series of reports from his transition committees Friday, previewing potential healthcare priorities. The reports came on the same day that the administration announced the state faces a $3.2 billion budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year, $400 million higher than previous estimates.

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Guzzardi expecting “broad spectrum” of proposals from prescription drug committee

In a recent interview with Health News Illinois, Guzzardi said lawmakers will unveil a package of proposals later this month focusing on “as many of the actors in the supply chain as we can.”

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