IHA Constituency Sections

Members of IHA constituency sections serve in a variety of capacities, including meeting with legislators, third-party payers and accrediting bodies. They also offer recommendations to the Board.

Behavioral Health

This specialized group identifies strategies to improve the quality and effectiveness of psychiatric and substance abuse care, and their integration and coordination with other areas of healthcare. For more information, see Behavioral Health section.

Investor-Owned Hospitals

This group provides input on the key issues impacting investor-owned hospitals, a growing segment among hospitals, and seeks to build greater understanding of their role in communities. View facts and a list of investor-owned hospitals.

Safety Net Hospitals

Safety net hospitals provide essential health services to individuals who would otherwise lack access to care. This group addresses the challenges of these hospitals, mainly due to economic conditions. View facts about Illinois safey net hospitals.

Small & Rural Hospitals

With 85 hospital members representing 42 percent of Illinois hospitals, this group supports the work of small and rural hospitals to provide needed healthcare services to the communities they serve. For more information, see Illinois Small & Rural Hospitals: Backbones of Their Communities.

Volunteers

IHA's Constituency on Volunteers works to expand hospital volunteerism through education and offers scholarships to aspiring healthcare professionals. Participation is open to elected auxiliary/volunteer leaders, auxilians, volunteers and hospital staff. For more information, see our volunteer resources.