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Malpractice Information and Verification Requests

Verification and Claims History Requests

Malpractice insurance is provided by the resident's or fellow's employing hospital.  Please refer to the following list of contacts to find out where to send your verification or claims history requests based on where the resident/fellow did their training:  

Carbondale Based Residents and Fellows:

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
Amy Tozzi, Assistant VP, Underwriting & Insurance Brokerage
Phone:  630-276-5434


Decatur Based Residents and Fellows:

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Katie Anderson, Esq. VP, Legal Affairs and Corporate Compliance
2300 N. Edward St.
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: 217-876-2128

Quincy Based Residents and Fellows:

Blessing Health System
Kay Peters, Insurance Specialist, Risk Management
1005 Broadway, P.O. Box 7005
Quincy, IL 62305-7005
Phone: 217-223-8400, ext. 7215
Fax: 217-221-5546

Springfield Based Residents and Fellows

Since residents have separate insurance at each hospital, requests for malpractice verification must be sent to both entities.   Following is the contact information for each hospital:
Memorial Medical Center HSHS St. John's Hospital
Mary Ann Pyle
Phone: 217-788-3197
Fax: 217-788-5583
HSHS St. John's Medical Staff Office
Fax: 217-525-5673
Phone:  217-814-8438


Risk Management Information (Springfield Based)

Residents receive malpractice coverage from both HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center for any professional acts performed within the scope of training.  This coverage includes legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed during or after completion of training.  Insuring hospital is based on the site of any occurrence and employing hospital. A resident or fellow should never appear for or schedule a deposition without the assistance of the Risk Manager.

If a resident/fellow (current or past) receives a subpoena or notice to appear for a deposition, they should immediately contact the Risk Manager of their employing hospital. 

  • The Risk Manager will look into the case and determine where it occurred.
  • The Risk Manager will pass along the documentation to the appropriate entity if it is not a case that occurred in their hospital.
  • If it is an event that occurred in an SIU Medicine Clinic, the employing hospital will handle it.

The Risk Management contacts for the Springfield based residents/fellows are: 

Memorial Medical Center HSHS St. John's Hospital
Todd B. Riplinger
System Director of Risk Management
Memorial Health System
701 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62781
Randy J. Obert, JD
System Director of Litigation and Patient Safety Insurance
     & Risk Management Services
Hospital Sisters Health System
P.O. Box 19456
4936 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
Office: 217-492-9659
Cell: 217-414-9807