Advancing Illinois Healthcare

2019 Member Advocacy Events

2019 Member Advocacy Events

Be part of IHA’s 2019 advocacy efforts by participating in our four member advocacy events. We’ll kick off our outreach in February with our State Legislative Reception. Then, in April we have three events: Quality Advocacy Showcase, Federal Advocacy Day and State Advocacy Day. Make your voice heard—join us in advocating for strong Illinois hospitals serving patients, families and communities.

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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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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • Member News Spotlight

Riverside Healthcare: Phillip Kambic Named Chair-Elect to Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Phillip M. Kambic, Riverside President and CEO, has been named Chair-elect to the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s 2019 Board of Trustees. Kankakee Times

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • News from the Web

Trump Wants to Bypass Congress on Medicaid Plan

The Trump administration is quietly devising a plan bypassing Congress to give block grants to states for Medicaid. Politico

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • News from the Web

Oversight Launches Major Drug Pricing Investigation

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is launching a sweeping investigation into the prescription drug industry’s pricing practices, a major priority of new Chairman Elijah Cummings. The Hill

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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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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