The sponsors listed on this page support the Michigan Center for Rural Health mission to “coordinate, plan and advocate for improved health for Michigan’s rural residents and communities".

Berner Medical Systems, Inc.

Professional Medical Building
Contact: William Berner
(989) 892-7722
Fax: (989) 892-7455

RHC billing specialists since 1992. Clinic management and consulting, electronic medical records, and assistance with cost reporting also available. Visit our website at or call 989-892-7722.

First American Healthcare Finance

Contact: Michael Haines, Assistant Vice President
(585) 643-3318
Fax: (585) 598-0908

First American develops custom leasing and financing solutions for healthcare organizations. Whether its a single purchase or a complex project we make it easy and cost-effective. 

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Contact: Brian F. Bauer. Attorney
(248) 740-7505
Fax: (248) 740-7501

As the nation's largest health care-focused law firm, Hall Render is distinguished by its attorneys' extensive knowledge and experience. 200 health law attorneys in ten offices across the country provide the nation's best health systems, hospitals, physician organizations and other health care industry partners with legal and strategic counsel on all aspects of health care regulatory, business, compliance, litigation and operational matters. Commitment and experience complement the firm's genuine understanding of the evolving landscape of today's health care industry, distinguishing Hall Render as one of the nation's preeminent health care law firms. Learn more at

Health Services Associates, Inc.

Contact: Chris Christoffersen
(231) 924 - 0244
Fax: (231) 924 - 4882

Health Services Associates, Inc.
Promoting Access to Health Care
Assisting with the Development of Operations and Management of RHC's and FQHC's meeting all of your RHC Cost Report, Policy and Procedure manual, Billing and feasibility analysis needs. We also offer all insurance credentialing services and CMS855a revalidation, change of ownership and information form completion.  We offer customized billing services to Michigan rural health clinics to include preparation of year end cost report information needed for filing the cost report and HMO logs for submission with your Medicaid report for settlement.
Visit our website at or call us at 231-924-0244.

iNDIGO Health Partners

Contact: Susan Willis, PhD, PA-C, FHM
(810) 923.5939
Fax: (231)922-7203

Bringing innovation and leadership to deliver sustainable, exceptional care for our communities.

iNDIGO Health Partners was founded in 1993 by a group of physicians serving a community hospital. We develop and implement customized hospital medicine programs tailored to our partner hospitals’ specific needs.  We’re driving innovation, like iNDIGO Telehealth, to bring care closer to home.  And partnering with skilled nursing facilities to create seamless transitions for patients across the continuum of care.  To learn more visit:

Medical Advantage Group

Contact: Carrie Spunar
(734) 302-2128
Fax: (734) 686-3012

Medical Advantage Group simplifies the delivery of efficient, high-quality health care for medical practices, health centers, ACOs, independent physician associations, hospitals, and health systems. Our value-driven health care solutions include: PCMH, care management, HIPPA compliance, EHR implementation and optimization, quality measures performance improvement, population health IT platforms, contract negotiation and more. Working within any size practice or organization, we bring insight, knowledge, and expertise right to you, while empowering you to provide better care. The result- personalized solutions that decrease the cost of care and improve quality. We are your advantage. To learn more, visit

ProAssurance Corporation

Contact: Jordon Hubbard, Market Manager
(800) 282-6242 ext. 6254 

Choose professional liability insurance from a company healthcare professionals have relied on for decades. ProAssurance treats you fairly, making it easier to navigate today’s changing healthcare environment—with single-source coverage that meets your unique needs. We make insurance simpler. ProAssurance Group is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best.


Robert W. Baird

Contact: Rachel Eubanks
(517) 371-2652
Fax: (614)629-6959

Baird is the top underwriter of tax-exempt bonds and understands that your financing and refinancing needs are critical to your short and long-term success. We have the depth of experience to provide you with multiple financing options, which proactively align with your strategic goals. Please contact us for strategic assistance with your financing needs.

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John Barnas
Executive Director 
(517) 432-9216