Back in spring training, a group of diehard “crazy” Cubs fans took it upon themselves to help eliminate the “Curse” that has hung over the Chicago Cubs for over 100 years. Matt, Kyle, PJ, Blake, Phillip, and Wrigley the goat decided to pilgrimage from Mesa, AZ to Wrigley Field in Chicago…on foot… The group is also raising $$$$ for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as well as part of their exploits. The trek began in late February, and three months later, they are on the home stretch. This morning, they continued their march on Route 66 through Pontiac on their way to the Windy City. All kinds of media have interviewed along the way. most notably Johnathan Branmeier of WGN on Monday. The group plans to be in Chicago on Memorial Day, walking around 25 miles per day along their route. They will cntinue on Route 66 all the way to Chicago and plan to walk down Michigan Avenue on Monday on their way to the ball park.
Long-time suffering Cub fan, Mick Peterson (Growth & Development Director for Champion), got a chance to pet Wrigley, hoping that some of the vibes would eliminate the losing that the Cubs are going through. The cart is the mode of transportation for Wrigley, who seemed to enjoy his meal of grass at the Pontiac Post Office.
Wrigley gets to ride in style!
The group would love to share their story with one and all, especially anyone who is willing to donate towards their cause of eliminating cancer. Just click on Crack the Curse
Champion Fitness Physical Therapy has announced that Danielle Edens has been named as the new Compliance and Ethics Officer for the company. Eden’s duties will be to design, develop and lead the company-wide compliance and standards of conduct programs. She will also monitor and report results of the compliance/ethics efforts of the company and provide guidance for the Corporate team on matters relating to compliance. Champion Fitness Physical Therapy currently has seventeen clinics in central and southeastern Illinois.
Champion Fitness Physical Therapy owner Jeff Schade is delighted to have Ms. Edens as a member of his Corporate team. “Danielle’s experience with our company was crucial in making this decision,” Schade said. “Regardless of the job she has held, she has always been the type of person who has exceeded the expectations of her co-workers. She is extremely detail-oriented, but she is also a ‘people-person,’ both of which will be critical in this new position.”
With almost thirteen years of experience with Champion Fitness Physical Therapy, Edens has served in several capacities, including Wellness Manager, Administrative Assistant, Facility Management, Marketing Officer, a two-time member of the President’s Council, and a Certified Athletic Trainer. Originally from Carlyle, IL, she graduated from Eureka College in 1999 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training. She and her husband Kevin live in Flanagan, IL and are parents of Brennan, Kora, and Aubry.
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Cumberland High School's Paige Willenborg (L) received her award from Champion PT (and CHS alum) Cory Hanley.
2012 Pontiac winners Kristin Eggenberger (M) and Cailyn Carstens (R) are pictured with Presenters Kris and Junior Lambert, along with Ella Bane, the daughter of the late Jill and Parker Bane.
The 3rd Annual Champion Fitness Physical Therapy/Jill Bane Memorial Scholarship winners were presented recently to the 2012 winners during Awards Ceremonies at their respective high schools. These scholarships were selected from high school entries from all across Illinois where a Champion Fitness Physical Therapy clinic is located. Prospective candidates must meet several criteria, most importantly planning to study either physical therapy or athletic training at the college level, completing a writing prompt, and have a letter of recommendation included from a non-family member.
A pair of recipients was named from Pontiac High School. Calyn Carstens will be attending Western Illinois University to become an athletic trainer while Kristen Eggenberger will be studying physical therapy at St. Ambrose University. Their awards were presented by Kris and Junior Lambert, along with Ella Bane, the daughter of the late Jill and Parker Bane. Paige Willenborg from Cumberland High School, the 2012 Class Valedictorian, will be on the campus of Millikin University in Decatur to study physical therapy as well. Her award was presented by PT Cory Hanley of Champion’s Casey clinic, Cory himself a graduate of Cumberland HS.
Each of the winners will receive $1000 towards their educational pursuits. A total of $9000 has been awarded in the three years the scholarship has existed.
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PT Cory Hanley and Referral Director Joan Sporrer visit with a local nurse at the Newton Grand Opening.
Close to 100 people attended the “Grand Opening” of the Newton Clinic for Champion Fitness Physical Therapy
on April 27. City officials, area dignitaries, several current and past patients, as well as a goodly number of Jasper County residents stopped by to visit with PT Cory Hanley, PTA Daniel Weiler, and members of the Champion Corporate staff. A big draw was the excellent meal of pork burgers and pulled pork sandwiches prepared by Hartrich Meats. Several door prizes were awarded as well!
HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE & ETHICS OFFICER
Champion Fitness Physical Therapy is looking for a Compliance & Ethics Officer to design, develop and lead our company-wide compliance and standards of conduct programs. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record as an in-house professional in a public or private company, as well as experience in a client service business. Superior professional judgment, analytical abilities, a collegial approach to problem-solving, and a polished, diplomatic presentation style are all critical to this role. This incumbent must work effectively with a broad array of highly credentialed client-focused professionals, as well as, senior management.
- A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s desired.
- Must be certified in Healthcare Compliance through HCCA or obtain certification within 9 months of hire CPC, CCS-P preferred, but not required.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in practice management, practice compliance, or a combination of the above.
- Must have experience preparing and providing training.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Tools; especially Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
- At a minimum, must have a working knowledge of practice operations, coding and billing, HIPAA, False Claims Act, Anti-kickback Statute, Stark Law, Civil Money Penalty Provisions, and EMTALA.
All interested individuals should send resumes and references to one of the following:
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org , or
Fax to: 815-844-5318 – Attention: Human Resource Manager, or
Mail to: Champion Fitness Physical Therapy – 924 W. Custer Ave., Pontiac, IL 61764