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Year-End Legislative Priorities


IHA’s year-end legislative priorities urge federal lawmakers to address the unprecedented challenges facing Illinois hospitals—from severe staffing shortages to record inflation for drugs, supplies and equipment. IHA is asking Congress to prevent 4% Medicare PAYGO cuts to hospitals, extend rural and virtual health programs, and invest in the workforce pipeline. Join IHA in advocating for these critical issues and more.

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Making Your Voice Count

Become an effective advocate for hospital priorities

Become an effective advocate for hospital priorities: Participate in “Making Your Voice Count,” an advocacy skills development training program offered by IHA and the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network. Designed for hospital leaders, the program consists of four modules held over six months. Seasoned advocacy experts will lead the training, offering practical tips, strategies and to-dos. Get insight to strengthen your advocacy skills!

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Nov. 23

New National Broadband Map for Public Review

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • News from the Web

Implant delivering chemo to brain may help patients with incurable cancers

Researchers have found a way to safely deliver chemotherapy directly to brain tumors -- in what they hope will be an important advance for patients with currently incurable cancers. UPI

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • News from the Web

Study: Eating a serving of dark, leafy greens daily may slow memory decline

People who eat and drink more foods with flavonols -- found in certain fruits and vegetables, may have slower memory decline in older age, a study published Tuesday suggests. UPI

2022 IHA PAC Awards

Three Illinois hospital and health system leaders honored by IHA

Three outstanding hospital and health system leaders were honored at IHA’s 2022 Leadership Summit for their exemplary work advocating on behalf of all Illinois hospitals. Dr. James Leonard, President & CEO, Carle Health; Jim Skogsbergh, President & CEO, Advocate Aurora Health; and Dave Schreiner, President & CEO, Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital were recognized for their work to advance Illinois healthcare. 

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Powerful Economic Drivers

Healthcare workers

Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and individuals impacted by HEAL hospitals

A third-year report on U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin's Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership (HEAL) initiative shows how the 10 HEAL health systems are effecting positive change in the 18 HEAL neighborhoods. By partnering with neighborhood organizations, HEAL health systems are creating opportunities for individual advancement and building a better future for the communities they serve.

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