« Previous Feb 2017Next »Digital Edition Archives About iBi Moving Mountains in Mental Healthby Liz Scoville Increased public awareness has reshaped the way society deals with mental health, erasing stigmas and opening doors to new treatment methods.Read more » The Journey Continues… Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi With a new administration in Washington, Americans are focused on the changes that lie ahead for the Affordable Care Act… and the effects it will have on all of us. Compounding Talk with Bill Kalman Essential Wellness Pharmacy iBi and the new owner of Essential Wellness Pharmacy discuss the process of compounding, bio-identical hormones and other industry trends. Race to the Top: Pushing the Survival Rate Higher by Andrew Rand Advanced Medical Transport Victims of sudden cardiac arrest are more likely to survive due to a multi-faceted, nationally recognized strategy. Better Together: UnityPoint Health Debbie Simon, UnityPoint Health The affiliation of UnityPoint Health – Pekin enhances healthcare access, efficiencies and value. Healthcare Reform in the Trump Era Tim Wyman, The Wyman Group Keeping the good and fixing the bad… healthcare reform is gearing up for major surgery. The ACA: Preparing for the Great Unknown by Bill Shock Unland Companies Changes to the Affordable Care Act are on the horizon… though their timing and nature is unknown. An Expanding College of Medicine by Dr. Sara Rusch University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria While the expansion is exciting, what really matters are the wonderful opportunities it will create. Meeting Critical Needs Amidst Healthcare Reform by Charles Bandoian Heartland Health Services Access to health insurance and healthcare services has dramatically improved individual and community health. Solutions Amidst the Opioid Epidemic Mike Kennedy, Human Service Center It takes a community coming together to help prevent and treat addictions. Opening Doors (and Hearts) in Greater Peoria by Henry Vicary Caterpillar Inc. The impact of exponential technologies is amplified further by collaboration—something Greater Peoria does quite well. Brain Training for Optimal Human Performance by Dr. Ted Chapin Neurotherapy Institute of Central Illinois Technological advances in neuroscience can help you recover—and perhaps even exceed—your previous level of performance. Win-Win Changes for Patient and Provider Dr. Mike Cruz - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center At the center of changes in healthcare delivery are changing reimbursement models. Responding to Caregiver Burnout in Colleagues, Friends and Family by Jennifer FitzPatrick Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude. Could Efforts To Expedite Drug Approval Cause More Harm Than Good? by Dr. Pawan Grover Will it lower the high cost of medications for the people who need them? That’s the real hardship facing patients. Region Good Government Begins at HomeMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria Tossing the Political Football Jeff Griffin, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Finance Long-Term Care: What's Covered and What's NotCathy Butler - Morgan Stanley Checking Up on Your Financial HealthWilliam J. Phillips, Commerce Bank New ACA Law Offers Relief from Reimbursement Penalties by Andrew Biebl CliftonLarsonAllen Workplace Invest in Your Leaders… Or Lose Themby Ed Grelle AAIM Employers’ Association Hospital Employee Lawfully Terminated for Refusing Flu ShotMichael R. Lied, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC The Hiring Mistake Most Every Company Makesby Alexandre Pachulski, Talentsoft More... The Truth About Food Safety DatesLisa Strickland Daily Laboratories Proctor: The Great Philanthropistby Donna Malone, Proctor Place Photography by Jim Bateman I Walk Amidst the Treesby Molly Crusen Bishop One-Up Extreme Makeover: LeTourneau Edition The Steel House Revival is working to rehabilitate one of R.G. LeTourneau’s unique steel houses to become an exhibit at Wheels O’ Time Museum.