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 15, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

Illinois Hospital Stepping Up Preps for Impending Flu Season

One small hospital is already gearing up for flu season after already treating two people who tested positive for the virus this month. KSDK TV

  • Oct 15, 2018
  • News from the Web

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Budget Plan Calls for Extra Spending on Garbage and Recycling Bins

Mayor Emanuel will use his final budget address to try to underline his legacy on big-picture issues such as financial stability, education and public safety. Chicago Tribune

  • Oct 15, 2018
  • News from the Web

Health, Immigration Advocates Oppose Rule

Several Catholic hospital and community leaders called on people in their networks to oppose a proposed immigration rule change. Chicago Catholic

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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