Spotlight on Services

IHA’s Endorsed Business Partner Program provides cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions to hospitals. It was designed to generate value-added benefits for members and offer products or services that help health care facilities minimize costs, recover revenue, create operational efficiencies, improve management and quality, increase productivity, develop staff resources, and apply new strategies.

Each issue of Harmony highlights several Endorsed Business Partners. This issue turns the spotlight on, Lincoln Financial Group, Merritt Hawkins, and SUNRx.


The competition for health care professionals is fierce, and hospitals need a quick and easy way to give their job postings greater reach and increased exposure. IHA has partnered with, the online job board powered by the American Hospital Association, to provide members with a simplified experience for managing their recruitment advertising.

Through, hospitals can connect with nearly 3 million health care professionals in local and national markets through online job posting packages, email offerings and employment branding solutions. In addition, they can search nearly 100,000 resumes from candidates in all health care job disciplines.

Jack Lafferty
Talent Solutions Consultant
312-895-2507 |


A strong retirement plan is an integral part of any employer’s compensation package. IHA Endorsed Business Partner Lincoln Financial Group makes it easy for hospitals to offer a valuable, highly competitive recruitment plan benefit that helps them recruit and retain top talent.

Built on Abraham Lincoln’s ideals of courage, strength, and optimism, Lincoln Financial Group is a leader in providing retirement plan solutions for the health care industry and has been a leading employer in Indiana since 1905. The company offers tailored service, personal attention for participants, and a flexible investment program.

Jonathan L. Gomes
National Director of Consultant Relations
260-446-7340 |


The Association of American Medical Colleges projects the total physician shortage in the United States to be between 40,800 and 104,900 doctors by 2030. IHA Endorsed Business Partner Merritt Hawkins provides physician search and consulting services to help hospitals fill these key roles.

Merritt Hawkins is the nation’s leading permanent physician and allied jobs search and consulting firm. With more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, Merritt Hawkins specializes in matching health care organizations with providers seeking opportunities to enhance their professional careers and personal lives.

Benjamin Jones
Regional Vice President
469-524-1652 |


Thousands of Hoosiers struggle to pay for health care, whether they are uninsured or underinsured or suffer from chronic conditions that drain their resources. For these vulnerable people, safety net providers—supported by the 340B Drug Pricing Program—make all the difference.

IHA has endorsed SUNRx to help hospitals manage their 340B programs. SUNRx offers complete 340B drug program management. These programs expand access to affordable medications, provide financial benefits to hospitals and their uninsured patients, and meet the highest levels of regulatory compliance. SUNRx works with local pharmacies, hospitals, and health centers to allow patients to fill prescriptions where it is most convenient for them.

John M. Bretz
Director of Strategic Relations
267-800-5390 |

IHA’s Endorsed Business Partners (EBPs) undergo an extensive vetting process before earning the coveted designation. IHA evaluates each potential partner by examining the company’s financials, conducting background checks, and contacting references. Visit or contact CathyArmold at for more information about the Endorsed Business Partner program.