Addressing rising healthcare costs and risk factors will require a collaborative, community-wide approach from policymakers, health providers, public organizations and the business community—employers are a large part of the solution.
For years, we’ve known about the many dysfunctions of our nation’s fragmented healthcare system. Much of the impetus behind federal healthcare reform was to address some of these problems in order to better coordinate care.
After many years of leadership in Proctor Hospital’s Addiction and Behavioral Services Division and as vice president of Proctor Health Care’s Ancillary Services Division, Rick Zehr was named the new president of IPMR, succeeding Ric Erickson, who retired on December 31, 2011.
The environment in which healthcare organizations operate is changing. I believe it is changing for the better. With the help of Methodist Medical Center, I want to be a part of that positive change in central Illinois.