Kip Aitken, CGH Medical Center
Kip is the Director of Physician Recruitment at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL, an independent, city-owned, community healthcare organization in operation since 1909. CGH operates a Hospital and Multi-Specialty clinic at its Main Campus location in Sterling along with 7 satellite facilities in Sterling/Rock Falls and 7 satellite clinics in more rural locations. ... Kip has achieved the CPRP credential from the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) and is the President of the Illinois Staff Physician Recruiters (ISPR). He has been in Physician Recruitment since 2012. Kip earned his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago and his BA from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. He enjoys the small town lifestyle that Sterling has to offer with his wife, Julie, and two daughters, Abby and Ellie. In his free time, Kip plays an active role in the local tennis community coaching the Sterling Golden Warriors tennis teams, is an elected Commissioner for the Sterling Park District, and also serves on the boards for the Woodlawn Arts Academy and the Sterling/Rock Falls Childcare Center.
Carrie Galbraith, DaVita
Carrie Galbraith is joining GoHealth Urgent Care from DaVita Nephrology Practice Solutions provider recruitment team. She is a certified provider recruitment professional (CPRP). Carrie has been recruiting physicians and advanced practitioners for health systems and physician practices for 19 years and has been involved in full-cycle provider recruitment and onboarding. ... Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from the University of Arkansas. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), is Secretary and Marketing Chair for Illinois Staff Physician Recruiters (ISPR) and is an elected Board Trustee in her home community. Carrie lives in southern Illinois with her husband, John, 12-year-old twins Matt and Leah, and 15-year-old son Ryan. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys working out, reading, genealogy, attending her kids’ activities; community and professional activities; and spending time with family.
Tom Farrington, Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC
Tom is currently the Director of Physician and Provider Services. He has nearly 20 years of experience helping providers with their career planning.
Kyle Lewis, OSF Healthcare System
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers
I have worked in different healthcare environments for the last 19 years, which has included 10 years of full cycle recruitment for physicians and advanced practice professionals. Working with a rural healthcare organization over the last 7 years makes it possible to also become responsible with details around on-boarding, incentive analysis, provider payment processes, compensation research & reporting, acquisitions, medical staff credentialing needs, and other aspects around provider contracts. ... I have a genuine love for people and wholeheartedly respect and have a passion for candidates' medical journey as they go through finding the best practice at which to work. Plus, the decision is not just from them, but seeing if we're a good fit for their family too. If you love provider recruitment you most likely get a thrill out of finding the right candidate and making connections internally from their CV and with local commerce and interests. Physician & APP Recruitment is an extremely detailed continuum that shows different ways to learn, prioritize, improve and align better with other supportive departments through a multi-disciplinary approach as we transition and retain providers as incredible assets to the communities in which they'll serve.
Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC