Advancing Illinois Healthcare
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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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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Oct 23, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

Northwestern Expands in Northwest Indiana with New Partnership

A new partnership between Northwestern Medicine and Franciscan Health aims to improve access to quality care for patients with neurological conditions in Indiana. Crain's Chicago Business

  • Oct 23, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

New Behavioral Health Program is Being Created in Central Illinois

UnityPoint Health, the Human Service Center, and the Tazewood Center for Wellness are teaming up to improve behavioral health care services in central Illinois. Peoria Journal-Star

  • Oct 23, 2018
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SIU Medical Students Weigh Small Town Work, Life

Long before she knew she wanted to go to medical school, Bailey Flamm knew that Southern Illinois didn’t have enough doctors. The Southern

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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