2012 HSHS Medical group, inc. – An affiliate of hospital sisters health system
Our Leaders Are Dedicated To Outstanding Patient Care
Senior Leadership Team
Melinda Clark joined HSHS in 2010 after serving as the President and CEO of the Texas Region of St. Joseph Health System in Orange, CA. Prior to joining SJHS in 2007, she served for 12 years in the SSM Health Care System in various leadership positions, including President of DePaul Health Center, President of SSM Rehab, and Vice President of Operations, SSM Rehabilitation Institute. Melinda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in California.
Loren Hughes, MD
Janet Seiler, MBA
Andrew Bland, MD, MBA
Dr. Andrew Bland completed medical school at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria. He trained in a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at St. Francis Medical Center and a nephrology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2007, he earned Academic Achievement in Medical Management from the American College of Physician Executives, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2010. At HSHS Medical Group, Dr. Bland is responsible for quality, coding, credentialing, risk management and compliance activities as well as advanced medical home.
James Schaefer, MSHA, CPA
Jim Schaefer brings more than 20 years of health care experience to the medical group. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Medical Group Management Association. Prior to joining the group, Jim served as Executive Director at Premier Health Group in Tupelo, Mississippi. Jim received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from University of Wisconsin, and a Master’s of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
James Bock, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. James Bock received his education and completed residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford. Dr. Bock has been serving the health care needs of the Decatur area community since 1990. Dr. Bock is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society.
Kelly Ford, MBA
Penny McCarty, MHRIR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Penny McCarty holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Administration. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute. A member and past president of the Central Illinois Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Penny received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Robert Farmer, MD
Dr. Robert Farmer graduated from the University of Illinois before attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed a family practice residency at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. Prior to assuming the role of Medical Director in HSHS Medical Group’s Southern Division, Dr. Farmer practiced family medicine in New Baden.
Vincent Noel, MHI
Craig Brace, FACHE
Craig Brace brings more than 30 years of experience in health care management, strategic planning, business development and marketing communications to the role. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Baptist University and is board certified in health care management by the American College of Healthcare Executives. Craig is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.