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

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • News from the Web

County Board to Take on Taxes, Toilets at Wednesday Meeting

The Cook County Board of Commissioners will plunge into two driving issues in the race for governor: taxes and toilets. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • News from the Web

Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Call for Marijuana Legalization, Casino to Pay for Pensions

Mayor Emanuel will call for state lawmakers to legalize marijuana, allow a casino and approve a state constitutional amendment to help the city address a looming pension crisis. Chicago Tribune

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

Elmhurst Hospital Honored for 'Person-Centered' Care

Elmhurst Hospital has been awarded a Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. Daily Herald

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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