Southern Illinois Healthcare

“The Croes~Oliva Group helped us breathe life into our physician integration and employment strategy – ensuring that we structured for aggressive growth, tapped the right leadership, assigned appropriate accountability, and aligned goals for operational excellence. We couldn’t afford a strategic misfire. With their insight, rigor and expertise, The Croes~Oliva Group provided a management and operational structure with flexibility and vision enough to meet our immediate challenges and accommodate future goals."
Philip L. Schaefer, FACHE, Vice President and Administrator
Ambulatory and Physician Services
Southern Illinois Healthcare

Together with SIH leadership, The Croes~Oliva Group created a physician practice that, years after rollout, continues to be flexible in operation and strategic in vision.

The Croes~Oliva Group Contribution at Southern Illinois Healthcare

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) was set to embark on an ambitious physician acquisition strategy, and recognized the need to create a robust infrastructure to provide practice management and contracting support. Creating a wholly owned subsidiary called SIMS – Southern Illinois Medical Services – leadership worked with The Croes~Oliva Group to achieve:

  • A high-performing, effective and productive ambulatory organization, with the ability to attract and retain providers and staff
  • An return on investment for SIMS’ physician acquisition strategy
  • Financial viability
  • Operational consistency

The challenge was to create an infrastructure nimble enough to support immediate acquisitions, and visionary enough to accommodate future growth, without duplication of effort, by tapping, consolidating, expanding or creating key services, roles and functions.