Advancing Illinois Healthcare

2019 Member Advocacy Events

2019 Member Advocacy Events

Be part of IHA’s 2019 advocacy efforts by participating in our four member advocacy events. We’ll kick off our outreach in February with our State Legislative Reception. Then, in April we have three events: Quality Advocacy Showcase, Federal Advocacy Day and State Advocacy Day. Make your voice heard—join us in advocating for strong Illinois hospitals serving patients, families and communities.

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Illinois Poison Center

Illinois Poison Center

2018 marked the 65th year of the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) safeguarding children and adults across the state from poisoning harm. As the first poison center in the U.S., IPC blazed a trail that led other states to create their own poison centers. Hear from IPC leaders and clinicians throughout Illinois in our video on IPC’s powerful impact on healthcare.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • News from the Web

Inside the $1B Restoration of the Old Cook County Hospital, 'A City Unto Itself."

The old Cook County Hospital’s grand, beaux-arts fa├žade is mostly obscured by a white tarp-like covering as construction crews work at demolishing some of the old features. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • News from the Web

American Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donors

A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood donors to prevent a shortage from continuing throughout winter. The Times

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • News from the Web

Chicago has a Mental Health Crisis. Reopening 6 Clinics Isn't Enough

For those seeking mental health services, the city of Chicago is one large waiting room. Chicago Tribune Opinion

2019 Quality Advocacy Showcase

2019 Quality Advocacy Showcase

Submissions are open for the 4th annual IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase at the State Capitol in April. The event offers your organization an opportunity to meet with legislators about a quality improvement project that has positively impacted patients and communities while reducing costs.

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Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Addressing Illinois' Opioid Epidemic

IHA led an effort to develop opioid prescribing guidelines to assist clinicians in treating patients with acute and chronic pain in the emergency department. Last year, hospital emergency departments saw a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits.

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