April 19, 2023 Agenda & Minutes


First section of meeting is open to the public.  Actual review of mortality review cases is closed to the public.


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.




  • Welcome
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes January 18, 2023
  • Hello and Goodbyes
  • Announcements

Meeting Notes


*  Dennis Beedle, MD, Chairperson

*  Anne Fitz, RN, Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities

*  Shane Burke, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Fellow

*  Scott Gershan, MD Northwestern Memorial Hospital

*  Justin Spring, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Fellow

*  Stacey Aschemann, Equip for Equality

*  Randy Malan, Retired OCAPS

*  Mary Keen, MD, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

*  Joyce Miller, MD, Cook County Health

  • Charles Wright, Deputy Inspector General in for Amy Tarr 
  •  Sue Hughes, DHS/DMH Administrative Support


* Chris Helfrich, RN, DD Homes Network

  •  Amy Tarr, DHS/OIG Legislation/Policy Development

Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Beedle welcomed Deputy Inspector Charles Wright.  Deputy Inspector Wright Introduced himself.  Dr. Beedle Briefly explained the purpose of the Morality Review Board (Brian's Law).

Dr. Beedle welcomed Dr. Scott Gershan, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital to the Board.  Dr. Gershan introduced himself.

Dr. Beedle thanked Drs. Shane Burke and Justin Spring, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Fellows for their service on the Mortality Review Board as this is their last meeting before completing their fellowship.

Case Reviews

  • Ten Level II cases reviewed.

The open meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m. and closed meeting began at 9:31 a.m.

Next Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2023, via Webex.