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 22, 2019
  • News from the Web

Amid Departures and Upheaval, Progressive Candidates see Path to Chicago City Council

Chicago progressives once proudly considered Ald. Joe Moore one of their own. Chicago Tribune

  • Jan 22, 2019
  • News from the Web

Local Hospitals Among Those Adopting 'Enhanced Recovery' After Surgery

Just two hours before Jessica Arnold delivered her third child in a planned cesarean on Nov. 16, she finished off a 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade. State Journal-Register

  • Jan 22, 2019
  • Member News Spotlight

Palos Heights Community Health Care System has Signed a Non-Binding Letter of Intent to Join Loyola

Independent Palos Health has signed a non-binding letter of intent to join Loyola Medicine, a non-profit three-hospital system owned by Catholic giant Trinity Health. Crain's Chicago Business

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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