New Merritt Hawkins Blog - Medical school debt keeps rising

As the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm & Endorsed Business Partner of the Iowa Hospital Association, Merritt Hawkins maintains a web site that offers a wide range of data and analysis pertaining to physician recruiting, physician supply and demand, physician compensation and related topics.

Below is a link to a blog on our newly redesigned site indicating that average medical school debt recently reached an all-time high of $179,000.

If you take a few minutes to peruse Merritt Hawkins’ site( you will find a number of surveys, white papers, blogs and articles that may prove useful.

If you have any questions about the resources available or if you would like to discuss your current physician recruiting needs, please contact Stephanie Zafiroff, Marketing Consultant at 469-524-1423 or

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 Today 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 Workers' Compensation Conference: May 1, 2019 at the Iowa Hospital Association

Please contact Reagon Worthington with any questions.



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