Conference Partners

Hall Render:

                         

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. 

Contact:
Brain Bauer, Attorney
Email: bbauer@hallrender.com
Phone: (248) 740-7505
Website: hallrender.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/HallRender/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hallrender
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/hall-render/

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 Access Physicians:  

                     

Access Physicians is a physician-founded, multispecialty group that is improving outcomes by increasing access to exceptional care through telemedicine. We combine scalable clinical programs, elite physicians and the latest telemedicine tools to complement health facilities' existing physician workforce and improve comprehensive care.

Contact:
John Henry, Regional Vice President of Business Development
Email: john.henry@accessphysicians.com
Phone:(972) 449-0540
Website: https://accessphysicians.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/accessphysicians
Twitter: https://twitter.com/accessphysician
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessphysicians/ 

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Grand Valley State University:

                      

Grand Valley State University attracts nearly 24,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. GVSU serves students from across Michigan, dozens of other states, and foreign countries and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 300+ areas of study from campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, and regional centers in Battle Creek, Detroit, Muskegon, and Traverse City. The university is dedicated to going beyond the traditional classroom experience.

Contact:
Jean Nagelkerk, Vice Provost for Health; Rebekah Sabo, Clinical Initiatives Specialist
Email: nagelkej@gvsu.edu, sabor@gvsu.edu 
Phone: (616)331-2729
Website:https://www.gvsu.edu/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/grandvalley 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/gvsu 

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Coverys Insurance Services:

                            

Coverys Insurance Services is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance committed to offering innovative solutions, advanced analytics, education, and resources to help reduce distractions so healthcare professionals and organizations can focus on what matters most—patients. Please contact us at 800-313-5888 Option 3.

Contact:
Terry Johnson, Senior Director; Glenn Coughenour, Account Executive
Email: tjohnson@coverys.com, gcoughenour@coverys.com 
Phone: 800.313.5888
Website:https://www.coverys.com/ 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/coverys 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/coverys 

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Michigan State University College of Human Medicine:

                        

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to educating exemplary physicians and scholars, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing service at home and abroad. We enhance our communities by providing outstanding primary and specialty care, promoting the dignity and inclusion of all people, and responding to the needs of the medically underserved.

Contact:
Jerry Kooiman, Chief External Relations Officer
Email: kooiman@msu.edu 
Phone: (616)234-2810
Website:https://humanmedicine.msu.edu/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/msucollegeofhumanmedicine/ 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/msumd 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/michigan-state-university-college-of-human-medicine/ 

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The Compliance Team:

                         

Accreditation simplified. The Compliance Team specializes in Rural Health Clinic and PCMH accreditation. Our provider-centric approach focuses on your practice reduce time and costs. Let’s Talk.

Contact:
Kate Hill, Vice Preside Clinical Division
Email: khill@thecomplianceteam.org  
Phone: 215-654-9110
Website:https://thecomplianceteam.org/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheComplianceTeam.org/ 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/SandraCanally 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thecomplianceteaminc/ 

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Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center:

                         

The Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center provides a single point of contact for telehealth resources across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio through educational and outreach presentations, individualized technical assistance, facilitation, connection to local or distant providers, and archived resources via our website and staff.

Contact:
Kathleen Chelminiak, Project Director
Email: kchelminiak@indianarha.org 
Phone: (574)286-3839
Website:https://www.umtrc.org/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/umtrc.org/?modal=admin_todo_tour 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/UpperMidwestTRC 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/umtrc-upper-midwest-telehealth-resource-center/?viewAsMember=true 

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Health Service Associates:

                            

Health Services Associates Inc. (HSA) is a practice management consulting firm that promotes access to health care across the country. Whether you are just starting the RHC certification process or already established, WE CAN HELP! We specialize in: RHC Certification, Compliance, Cost Reporting, Rate Setting, Medical Billing, Credentialing, and General Consulting.

Contact:
Michelle Kruzel, RHC Certification/Credentialing Coordinator; Tressa Sacrey, RHC Compliance Analyst
Email: mkruzel@hsagroup.net tsacrey@hsagroup.net 
Phone: 231-924-0244
Website:https://hsagroup.net/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/healthserviceassociates 

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HealthMerch:

                           

HealthMerch works directly with rural health organizations to forge stronger, lasting ties with their communities that last beyond the immediate campaign or program. HealthMerch develops community health outreach products and designs that amplify your ability to care for and connect with your rural community. Learn how we’ve supported hundreds of rural health care organizations across the country at learn.healthmerch.com/ruralhealth.

Contact:
Kimberly Saavedra; Benjamin Sherman, CEO & Founder
Email: kim@healthmerch.com benjamin@healthmerch.com 
Phone: 562-457-5833
Website:https://www.healthmerch.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthmerch 

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U.S Food & Drug Administration:

                        

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on health care about issues impacting rural communities. They provide support to community organizations to improve health services delivery and strengthen health networks and encourages collaboration among rural health care pros: - Access to quality health care and health professions; - Viability of rural hospitals; and - Effect of the Department's proposed rules and regulations on access to and financing of health care in rural areas.

Contact: 
Dawn Pyant, Health Communication Specialist
Email: dawn.pyant@fda.hhs.gov 
Phone: 313-393-8196
Website:https://www.fda.gov/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FDA 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/US_FDA 

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CareerStep:

                          

For over 30 years CareerStep has served as one of the nation’s most trusted online healthcare training providers. With 100+ healthcare partners across the United States, we are trusted by many of the leading healthcare systems. CareerStep delivers quality training programs so employees can enhance their knowledge and skills, earn national certification, and prepare for career advancement. We provide our partners with training that helps them improve retention and increase employee satisfaction.

Contact:
Lori Mendicino, Strategic Partner Advisor/ Account Executive; Diana Olson, National Manager - Academic and Healthcare Partner Implementation
Email: lori.medicino@careerstep.com diana.olson@careerstep.com 
Phone: 630-877-7823
Website:https://www.careerstep.com/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CareerStep 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/CareerStep 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/careerstep/ 

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Caravan Health:

                         

Caravan Health is a privately held company formed to create a sustainable model for health systems to excel in value-based payment models. Today, Caravan Health’s team of more than 150 experts has supported more than 300 health systems with training, data, analytics, patient satisfaction surveys, and evidence-based medicine programs. Caravan Health has delivered more than 10 times the national average in real savings since 2015.

Contact:
David Latzer, Regional Vice President; Sue Deitz, Vice President, Business Development ACO
Email: dlatzer@caravanhealth.com sdeitz@caravanhealth.com 
Phone: 816- 800-8776 and 916-542-4709
Website:https://caravanhealth.com/ 
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CaravanHealth/ 
Twitter:https://twitter.com/caravanhealth 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caravanhealth/ 

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The Rybar Group

                        

The Rybar Group

Contact:
Caren Puvalowski, Rural Healthcare Reimbursement Manager
Email: cpuvalowski@therybargroup.com 
Phone: 810-750-6822
Website:https://therybargroup.com/ 

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Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

                      

Qualaris provides easy-to-use, affordable, auditing and reporting software for quality improvement, infection prevention & patient safety. Common topics include: Hand Hygiene, Falls Prevention, Leader Rounding, PPE checks, HAC Prevention and more. Rural and critical access hospitals can do more with less leveraging our software which is accessible from any internet connected device (no IT resources required).

Contact:
Sean Kelly, Head of Business Development
Email:skelly@qualaris.com
Phone: 720-382-4331
Website: https://qualaris.com/ 

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Questions?

Rachel Ruddock
Workforce Development Manager
kulasara@msu.edu
(517) 355-7758