Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM CST
Thursday November 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM CST

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Crowne Plaza Hotel 
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703

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ICAHN Member Attendee - $125 per individual
Non-ICAHN Hosptial Attendee - $150 per individual 


2015 CAH Conference 

Senior hospital leaders, department managers, and board members representing our 53 member hospitals will convene at the 2015 CAH Conference on November 11-12! Your participation at this conference could significantly benefit your business development goals through effective networking with the leaders and key decision-makers of these hospitals.

Conference Attendees

The November 11th Preconference agenda begins at 1 p.m. Michelle Rathman of Impact!Communications will present 'Good is Not Good Enough When Excellence is Required, followed at 3 p.m. by Dr. Kayur Patel of Access2MD, who will present 'Decreasing Risks Through Excellent Customer Services.' There will be a panel discussion focused on Illinois CAHs promotion of service excellence at 4 p.m. and the announcement of the 2015 Innovation and Young Leader Awards at 4:30 p.m. A reception for all attendees and vendors is slated for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

The November 12th Conference agenda begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a breakfast buffet. Dr. Jerry Teplitz, an attorney with a PhD in Wholistic Health Services, will speak on 'Strengthening Your Leadership Power to New Levels of Excellence.' Dr. Mark Lindsay of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine will speak on 'Rural Healthcare Opportunities and Strategies in Uncertain Times' at 10:45 a.m. The remaining afternoon speakers include Jodi Schmidt, NRHA Board of Trustees President; Katherine Murphy of Passport / Experian Health; Mark Clare of Purdue Healthcare Advisors; Steven Kennedy, Jr., of Lancaster Pollard; Jane Jerzak of Wipfli; and Lori Zindl of OS inc. Click here for more information.

'Innovation of the Year' Award Information

The 'Innovation of the Year' honors allow hospitals to share their stories and to learn from each other. A panel of outside judges will review the abstracts, which are due by October 7, 2015. Winners will be notified by October 23rd. Click here for the abstract and for more information.

Young Leader Award Information

The ICAHN Young Leader Award recognizes ICAHN member hospital leaders with up to five years of hospital experience, who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health or healthcare at their respective hospitals and within their local communities. Click here for the nomination form and for more information.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at a reduced rate for a limited time. Click here to make a reservation or for more information about other local hotels.