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Small & Rural Backgrounder

Small & Rural Backgrounder

Illinois’ small and rural hospitals contribute $13.7 billion to the state economy annually and account for two of every five hospitals in the state. Nearly half of small and rural hospitals, though, operate on negative or thin margins and many are the sole providers of health-related services in their communities. Despite the challenges, these hospitals are enhancing community-based services and responding to a reduction in obstetric beds. See how in IHA’s “Advancing Rural Health” backgrounder.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Jan 26, 2023
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 26

Updated Behavioral Health Best Practice Guide

  • Jan 26, 2023
  • News from the Web

US mental health shows little improvement since depth of pandemic anxiety, isolation and depression

LifeWorks today released its monthly Mental Health Index ™ revealing minimal improvement since the depth of pandemic anxiety, isolation and depression. WSIL

  • Jan 26, 2023
  • News from the Web

BJC Healthcare invests in minority entrepreneur fund, aims to reduce health inequities

BJC Healthcare has made an anchor investment in a local minority entrepreneur support company in a bid to raise generational wealth in underserved communities. Becker's Hospital Review

2022 IHA PAC Awards

Three Illinois hospital and health system leaders honored by IHA

Three outstanding hospital and health system leaders were honored at IHA’s 2022 Leadership Summit for their exemplary work advocating on behalf of all Illinois hospitals. Dr. James Leonard, President & CEO, Carle Health; Jim Skogsbergh, President & CEO, Advocate Aurora Health; and Dave Schreiner, President & CEO, Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital were recognized for their work to advance Illinois healthcare. 

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Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and individuals impacted by HEAL hospitals

A third-year report on U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin's Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership (HEAL) initiative shows how the 10 HEAL health systems are effecting positive change in the 18 HEAL neighborhoods. By partnering with neighborhood organizations, HEAL health systems are creating opportunities for individual advancement and building a better future for the communities they serve.

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