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 21, 2018
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Aug. 21

Guv Signs Bill on 'Medically Fragile' Children

  • Aug 21, 2018
  • News from the Web

Prison Hospital Groundbreaking Planned

An announcement about plans to build a 200-bed hospital in Joliet shows the state is serious about improving care to an estimated 11,000 mentally ill inmates. Pantagraph

  • Aug 21, 2018
  • News from the Web

Predictable Work Schedules are Better for Employees - and Employers

The [Chicago] City Council has the chance to make life more stable and predictable for hundreds of thousands of workers. Chicago Tribune Op-Ed

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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