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

  • Sep 20, 2018
  • Press Release

Statement from A.J. Wilhelmi Re: Illinois Supreme Court Ruling in Oswald v. Beard

We are pleased that the Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s hospital property tax exemption law.

  • Sep 20, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

At Lurie Children's Hospital, Teaching is Part of the Healing Process

For longtime educator Pat Ebervein, teaching is about more than advancing her students academically. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Sep 20, 2018
  • News from the Web

[Chicago] City Council on the Verge of Major Change

There’s a sea change happening in Chicago politics, not just with the mayor’s race, but with many of the 50 City Council races. WTTW Chicago Tonight

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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