Preferred Vendors

IHCA members enjoy exclusivity within the Association. Our IHCA Preferred Vendors are an elite group of Associate Member companies who offer members specialty products or services that are not widely accessible, or they answer specific, special needs of the IHCA membership. 

CE Solutions

More than just online education courses, CE Solutions is a customizable learning management system that allows administrators to easily manage educational requirements for the staff, while allowing the staff the flexibility of completing their education when they have time in their schedule. Hundreds of courses and more information at

Contact Jena Jackson for more information at 877-575-6625 or

FIRM Systems Background Checks

FIRM Systems has been a leading provider of fingerprint services in Illinois since 2003. Approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health to capture fingerprints for health care workers* they are IHCA’s preferred vendor for background check and fingerprinting services.
  • FIRM Systems handles all IDPH requirements for the Health Care Worker Registry.
  • Retention and storage of all background check information for future audits.
  • OIG checks available in bulk runs to create a simple and accurate annual audit.
  • Available to act as the PRA for your facility, assuming all Web Portal data entry responsibilities.
*FIRM Systems Fingerprinting Partnership Program information available upon request.

M.E.S./HPSI Group Purchasing

M.E.S./HPSI partners in group purchasing. Group purchasing means the combining of purchases from many separate buyers to ensure the best possible pricing, service and quality from suppliers. M.E.S./HPSI offers a unique approach to group purchasing through mutually beneficial partnerships between long term health care facilities and suppliers that save both parties time and money. M.E.S./HPSI provides the benefits of volume buying along with purchasing independence and freedom of choice. The analytical reporting allows one the tools to manage purchases by product category and the impacts on per resident day expenses.. M.E.S./HPSI helps you in every aspect of your transactions.

For more information contact Rick Leskovisek at 217-720-9248 or

NRC Health

NRC Health has helped health care organizations illuminate and improve the moments that matter to patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff for over 35 years. Our empathetic heritage, proprietary methods and holistic approach enable our partners to better understand the people they care for, and in turn, design experiences that inspire loyalty and trust.
For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to, or visit