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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 11, 2018
  • News from the Web

What Do Immigrants Contribute to Chicago?

The city's immigrant population is shrinking faster than Chicago's as a whole, but it still accounts for a disproportionate share of local spending and tax contributions. Crain's Chicago Business

  • Dec 11, 2018
  • News from the Web

The Myths and Truths About Chicago's Guns and Murder Rate

Chicago police are wrestling with gun violence, blamed largely on gangs. Associated Press

  • Dec 11, 2018
  • News from the Web

'We're Still in the War': Chicagoans Battle Flow of Firearms

Ke’Shon Newman’s daily routine is guided by guns the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. Associated Press

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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