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Limited supply of primary-care docs sparks competition among healthcare providers

June 18, 2016

| Industry News

“Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural communities have always had a tough time recruiting physicians. And now, it’s getting even harder…” Read full article.

FTC appeals Chicago-area merger loss

June 15, 2016

| Industry News

“The Federal Trade Commission will appeal a judge’s decision to allow a merger between two Chicago-area health systems, the FTC said in court filings Wednesday. The FTC didn’t waste any time deciding to appeal. A federal judge Tuesday denied the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop a merger between Advocate Health Care ...Read More

The 50 Most Powerful Questions Leaders Can Ask

June 12, 2016

| Industry News

“The best leaders don’t engage in monologues; they stimulate conversations. They understand conversations are not competitions to be won, but opportunities to enrich, inspire, challenge, illuminate and learn. So, what makes for great dialogue? Great questions…” Read full article.

The Popularization of Population Health: Enduring Traits & Current Challenges

May 24, 2016

| Industry News

“Population Health is the latest topic talked about in every innovation and investor setting, yet it has been in the making for decades…” Read full article.

Overtime pay rules will affect millions of healthcare workers

May 19, 2016

| Industry News

“Millions of full-time healthcare workers will be eligible for overtime pay under a new federal rule that nearly doubled the threshold at which companies can deny it. But not all in the healthcare industry are cheering the news. The new Obama administration rule is expected to affect a total of 4.2 million workers. The increase ...Read More

Illinois state board OKs University of Chicago expansion, trauma center

May 17, 2016

| News

“The South Side of Chicago might finally get back a trauma center to treat the most severely injured adults. Illinois regulators approved University of Chicago Medicine’s nearly $270 million campus expansion that includes a trauma center. The decision caps a relentless campaign among activists who long have called for such a specialized service in an ...Read More

Chief Administrative Officer – Medical Associates, Clinton, IA

February 26, 2016

| Stratum News

Stratum is happy to announce that Jay Collier has officially accepted the Chief Administrative Officer position at Medical Associates in Clinton, IA.  Although California natives, Jay Collier and his wife have spent the majority of their adult lives in the Midwest.  Mr. Collier currently serves as the Director, Physician Practice Operations for OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians, ...Read More

OSF Medical Group – Vice President

February 25, 2016

| Stratum News

Stratum is excited to share that Dr. Clifford Martin has accepted the Vice President, Southern Region position with OSF Medical Group.  He will sit on the OSFMG Leadership Council, but will be located in Alton, IL working closely with OSF’s most recent acquisition, Saint Anthony’s Health Center and Physician Group. An OB/GYN physician, Dr. Martin comes ...Read More

Stratum Welcomes Nikki Smith to the Team

December 22, 2015

| Stratum News

Nikki Smith supports the Executive Search Division as the new Executive Search Consultant. Through engagements with clients and shareholders, she provides recruitment services for high-level executive and physician leadership roles. She has more than ten years of customer service experience and strongly believes in the value of integrity within all client relationships. Nikki holds a Bachelor’s ...Read More

Survey: Physician Practices Remain Optimistic About Ability To Meet ICD-10 Deadline.

February 27, 2015

| Industry News

“Physician practices remain optimistic about their ability to meet the ICD-10 deadline and are slightly more prepared to meet that goal than last year, according to a new survey from…Navicure.” But, the “survey…found that only 21 percent feel they are on track with preparation efforts.” The article points out that “a report from the American ...Read More

Stratum Listed as a Top Amerinet Member

October 24, 2014

| Stratum News

In a recent update presented by Amerinet, Stratum Med, Inc. was listed as the leader within their Non-Acute Care membership. Stratum, a collaborative alliance of physician-owned and health system-employed physician groups has reached impressive aggregated contract tiers due to their size and buying power.  Amerinet estimates Stratum’s 2014 sales to be nearly $70M.

Stratum Welcomes Ruth Meyer to the Team

October 19, 2014

| Stratum News

Ruth Meyer is joining Stratum as the new Business Relations Associate.  She brings with her a strong Customer Service background and a team player mentality.  Ruth provides support to Stratum’s Executive and Physician recruitment division and also assists in business development activities. Ruth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Management from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ...Read More