Advancing Illinois Healthcare

Small and Rural Hospitals Backgrounder

Small and Rural Hospitals Backgrounder

Advancing Rural Healthcare

Illinois’ small and rural hospitals treat more elderly patients than other hospitals and rely more on government payers, especially Medicare. IHA’s backgrounder, Advancing Rural Health in Communities Across Illinois, illustrates the important role of small and rural hospitals and the challenges they face.

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IHA Leadership Summit

IHA Leadership Summit

BE Inspired BE Engaged BE Transformed BE Informed

Join us for an engaging 1½ days of programming that will tackle the big questions, strategies and issues in healthcare today. You'll learn how to meet patient needs in our consumer-driven marketplace; you'll hear from a bipartisan panel of state legislators on the future of health policy in Illinois; and you'll gain insight into healthcare’s top transformational challenges.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Aug 17, 2018
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SSM Health in talks to sell multiple Missouri hospitals outside St. Louis market

SSM Health is in discussions to sell several Missouri health facilities in Jefferson City, Mexico and Maryville. St Louis Post Dispatch

  • Aug 17, 2018
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ACTION plan hopes to improve Adams County health

When Chad Rodgers first saw the figures earlier this year, he felt the findings were alarming. And like others, Rodgers knew something needed to be done. Herald Whig

  • Aug 17, 2018
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GOP’s midterm peril: What if they win on killing Obamacare?

Republican candidates are trying to have it both ways on Obamacare. Politico

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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