Telehealth Leadership Awards

2017 Awards for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership

In Partnership with the American Telemedicine Association


Thursday, November 9, 2017


Guest Speaker:

Dr. Sabrina Smith

Interim Chief Executive Officer

American Telemedicine Association


McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Chicago, IL 




Improved Care for Underserved Populations

Leadership Award: Illinois Telehealth Network 



(from left to right) Maria Clark, ITN Finance Director; HSHS St. Francis Hospital (Litchfield); Julie D. Edwards, MBA, ITN Network Director (Springfield); David Mortimer, MDiv, ITN Administrative Director; Innovation Institute Director, Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation (Springfield); Gurpreet S. Mander, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, ITN Executive Director and Board Member, Chief Medical Officer, HSHS St. John's Hospital (Springfield); Patricia L. Fischer, RN, MBA, FACHE, ITN Board Member, COO, HSHS St. John’s Hospital (Springfield); Erin F. Kochan, MBA, ITN Project Director (O’Fallon)


Achievement Award: Rush University Medical Center Tele-Stroke Network










Joshua Bock, Neuro Emergency Response Program at Rush and Dr. James Conners, Medical Director-Rush Telestroke Network, with Tony Licata, PCI Board Chairman


Policy Changes to Advance Telehealth

Leadership Award: Presence Health









Laura Messineo, System Director of Telehealth Strategy & Development with Tony Licata, PCI Board Chairman


Advancing Telehealth by Innovation

Leadership Award: Regroup Therapy










Justine Mitchell, Chief Clinical Officer with Tony Licata, PCI Board Chairman


Achievement Award: TelePharm


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