The UI Health OVCHA Business Development team works closely with clinical and executive leadership across the health system and external clinical partners to evaluate, develop, promote and implement clinical growth strategies. OVCHA Business Development activities include:
- New Ambulatory Site Evaluation/Planning
- Service Line Development
- Physician Recruitment
- Clinical Growth Strategy
- Corporate Health
- Business Plans
If you would like to reach OVCHA Business Development, please call (312) 996-3992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Burkiewicz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Development & Chief Strategy Officer, Community Based Practice
Peter Burkiewicz leads business development for UI Health, in partnership with senior leaders from across the health system including the University of Illinois College of Medicine, UI Hospital, Mile Square Health Center and the UIC health colleges. He helps oversees the development, coordination and implementation of partnerships & affiliations, external provider relation activities, clinical service line development, planning, strategy, new business ventures, and network/market expansion. He coordinates external market analysis and financial analysis to develop clinical growth plans. He also serves as the Strategy Officer for Community Based Practice, overseeing strategy and business development for 10+ Mile Square Health Centers and school based clinics.
Peter earned a Masters of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Health Management & Policy (HMP) program. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of the HMP Program at the University of Michigan. He has also written and taught case studies in health management and has mentored masters students at the University of Michigan and Rush University in Chicago.
Mariel Yekich, Director of Business Development
The UI Health provider relations specialists represent UI Health to the physician community of the greater Chicago region. They provide information to referring physicians about UI Health’s clinical programs, assist with the patient referral process, solve patient access issues, and strengthen relationships with referring hospitals, clinics, managed care and workers’ compensation companies.
The provider relations specialists at UI Health look forward to assisting you with:
- Information about UI Health and its clinical services
- Referral assistance
- Coordination of physician outreach visits to physician offices
- Clinical trial information
- Faculty Speakers Bureau and Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities
- Assistance with ways to contact physicians on the medical staff
- Tours of UI Health facilities and site visits
If you would like more information or are interested in any of our services, please call (312) 996-3992 or email email@example.com
Brian Dempsey, Provider Outreach Liaison
Brian joined the UI Health in 2009 and has nearly 20 years of healthcare management experience. Brian serves as the lead for all UI Health workers’ compensation accounts with employers and health insurers, as well as provides support to UI Health’s breast cancer screening program. Brian also provides business development support to UI Health’s Urgent Care Clinic in Terminal 2 at O’Hare International Airport. Previous to his role within the OVPHA, Brian served as Director of Marketing & Operations for Insight Health Services, a national diagnostic imaging services corporation. Brian earned a bachelors in business administration from the Concordia University Wisconsin.
Ryan Krapf, Provider Outreach Liaison
Ryan Krapf has over twelve years of experience within the healthcare industry. His background includes working for a leading pharmaceutical/biotech company as a cardiovascular sales professional and as a physician liaison for both community based and academic based healthcare institutions with a primary focus in hematology oncology. Ryan’s primary role as a Provider Relations Liaison is to educate community physician’s and staff about the clinical services available to their patients, offer assistance with the referral process, and increase referrals to UI Health. Ryan also conducts the analysis of referring physician data to assist the Provider Relations Team in developing market strategies. Ryan earned a bachelors in marketing from Indiana University.