Advancing Illinois Healthcare

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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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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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Nov 20, 2018
  • Press Release

Tragic Event at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association expresses our condolences to the family and friends of the victims.

  • Nov 20, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

University of Illinois Hospital Nurses Suspend Strike, Return to Work

Nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics suspended their strike, returning to work after the system’s CEO agreed to participate in contract negotiations. Chicago Tribune

  • Nov 20, 2018
  • News from the Web

House Democrats Target DOJ Decision Not to Defend Obamacare

Democrats will scrutinize the Trump administration's decision not to defend Obamacare in federal court, when Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year. Reuters

2018 IHA Quality Excellence Achievement Awards

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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