Merritt Hawkins White Paper: The Cost of a Physician Vacancy

What are healthcare facilities likely to spend on physician recruiting?   What are the financial benefits of recruiting a physician?   And what is the opportunity cost attached to not having a doctor in place?

Merritt Hawkins, a Business Partner of the Iowa Hospital Association & the nation’s leading physician search firm, examines these questions in a white paper entitled, The Cost of a Physician Vacancy.  

Now celebrating 30 years of service to the healthcare industry, Merritt Hawkins provides the most comprehensive, resource-based physician search and consulting services in the industry. Click here to see Perry Meyer, Executive Vice President of the Iowa Hospital Association and ServiShare speak to their success.

If you have questions about the white paper, or if you would like to discuss your current physician recruiting needs, please contact Nathan Piller at 469-524-1618 or email at

IHA Trust Self-Funded Pooled Stop Loss Program
Every year, large claims are more frequent and costly than ever before. Combined with the dramatic rise in specialty drug costs, a self-funded hospital’s exposure to risk is rising.

Please see the flyer outlining a new health insurance trust self-funded pooled stop loss program based on highly successful IHA Fully Insured Trust. It allows Iowa self-funded hospitals to pool their specific excess loss coverage to help mitigate increased exposure to large claims. Contact Fred Bounds ( or Brynna Dooley ( with LMC at (800)677-1529 to inquire.

ServiShare Partner Webinars
ServiShare will be continue to host a series of webinars with our partners to keep you up to date on new products, services and value added benefits. Check the website, the IHA FridayMailing, and periodic ServiShare email announcements for new dates and times. Recordings of these webinars will also be added in the future for your utilization.

Remember – Every piece of business an Iowa hospital places with a ServiShare business partner supports IHA, which supports you, our Iowa hospitals!

Upcoming Events

ServiShare Risk Management ConferenceMarch 27, 2018 at the Iowa Hospital Association

ServiShare Workers' Compensation Conference: May 2, 2018 at the Iowa Hospital Association


Please contact Jake Kercheval with any questions.



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United Heartland
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ICE Technologies

Allstate Benefits
Martin Bros. Distributing


About ServiShare

ServiShare is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Iowa Hospital Association. ServiShare provides Iowa hospitals with carefully selected business partnerships to make important decisions easier, more efficient and more economical. The revenue support from ServiShare to IHA approaches $1M annually, combining revenue from services and sponsorships.

Every piece of business an Iowa hospital places with a ServiShare business partner supports IHA, which supports Iowa hospitals. The more we share, the more we succeed!




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