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 18, 2018
  • News from the Web

Emanuel Applauds Aldermen Who 'Took the Tough Votes' in Final Budget Address

In his final budget address, Emanuel asked his allies to take a bow for making the tough decisions that have begun to solve the city’s $28 billion pension crisis. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Oct 18, 2018
  • News from the Web

A Look at the State of Mental Health Services in Chicago

Chance the Rapper announced [last] Thursday that he’s donating $1 million dollars to help beef up mental health services in Chicago. WBEZ

  • Oct 18, 2018
  • News from the Web

McConnell says Senate Republicans Might Revisit Obamacare Repeal

Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month. Reuters

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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