Jessica is the Manager, Physician and Provider Recruitment for SSM Health - Illinois. Jessica joined SSM Health in 2008 to re-establish their in-house physician recruitment program in Illinois. With more than fifteen years of experience in recruitment, Jessica oversees the medical staff recruitment activities for most of SSM Health Illinois’s openings. Prior to joining SSM Health, Jessica worked for Community Health Systems (CHS) as the director of business development and later the Market Practice Manager for a 30 provider medical group in southern Illinois.
Jessica is a Fellow and active member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), currently sitting on their Fellowship committee and a member of the Illinois Association of Physician Recruiters (ISPR). She is also a previous recipient of the Jackson and Coker’s Staff Physician Recruiter of the Year Award in 2015.
Jessica is a native of Mt Vernon, IL. She a received a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Management from SIU –Carbondale, Illinois and a Master’s in Health Care Administration from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO.