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Use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine temporarily halted because of blood-clot cases

Illinois temporarily halted J&J's one-dose COVID vaccine per federal health authorities who will review six cases of a rare blood clot among the 6.8m J&J vaccine recipients. State Journal-Register

Use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine temporarily halted because of blood-clot cases

News Articles

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

J&J vaccine suspended statewide,city’s top doc says don’t be worried if you’ve already had your dose

Johnson & Johnson doses have accounted for less than 4% of the 7.3 million shots that have been doled out so far statewide. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations nearly double from one month ago

The state of Illinois continues to see COVID-19 hospitalizations rise. WREX/WSIL

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Design New Mask Guidelines to Better Protect More Workers

Federal officials announced new measures to help get new N95 masks to healthcare workers and expand use in other industries; scientists say they're essential to keep workers safe. Kaiser Health News

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • Member News Spotlight

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Chicago’s Medal Of Honor Recipients

We now know who will receive Chicago’s first ever Mayor’s Medal of Honor. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the recipients Tuesday morning. CBS Chicago

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 13

Illinois Expands Medicaid Coverage 12 Months Postpartum 

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

HHS expands Medicaid postpartum coverage for Illinois mothers up to a year after giving birth

HHS has approved expanded Medicaid postpartum coverage for mothers in Illinois, making it the first state to provide continuous coverage for up to a year after a birth. The Hill

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

FDA recommends pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after blood clot cases

FDA and CDC are recommending a pause in the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after several instances of a severe blood clot in recipients. Fox News

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

COVID-19 hospitalizations up 24% from a week ago

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are up 24% in Illinois from a week ago, with Monday bringing the largest single-day inpatient spike since mid-November, IDPH figures show. Daily Herald

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

CDC COVID racial disparity report does not surprise Chicago-area health officials

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showed the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities in 2020. "It was right on the target. WLS

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

Vaccination pace increases; state prisons reopening for visits

Over the past seven days, 132,188 doses of COVID vaccine had been administered daily on average in Illinois, an increase of more than 27,000 from the daily average a week ago. Capitol News Illinois

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 12

Urge Senate Committee to Pass SB 2153 on Nurse Staffing

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

Editorial: Those rules that got waived for the pandemic? Let’s get rid of them

Before the pandemic, anyone seeking medical care was obliged to go to a doctor’s office. Chicago Tribune

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

COVID-19 cases on the rise as Illinois continues to dole out vaccines at record pace

Illinois is seeing a troubling upward trend in coronavirus cases as the state continues to vaccinate residents at a record pace. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • IL Hospitals Doing More

Rush Medical Center celebrates 100K vaccinations, reaches milestone in fight against COVID pandemic

Medical staff and volunteers cheered as one nurse at Rush University Medical Center administered a shot to surpass the 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations mark. WLS

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

Pfizer asks to OK Covid vaccine for younger teens

Pfizer and BioNTech said they plan to submit similar requests to regulators in other countries in the coming days. Politico

  • Apr 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

Cunningham Township lacked standing to sue over OSF's tax exemption

A judge ruled Urbana and Cunningham Township lacked standing to file lawsuit related to state Dept. of Revenue decision awarding OSF Heart of Mary Medical Ctr property-tax exemption. News Gazette

  • Apr 09, 2021
  • News from the Web

Illinois Emergency Management Agency shares lessons learned from pandemic

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency was forced to adapt quickly for COVID; its director said work needs to be done to prepare for the event of another statewide disaster. Capitol News Illinois

  • Apr 09, 2021
  • News from the Web

COVID-19 resurgence worries Illinois' top public health doctor, who urges precautions

Tempering good news of COVID vaccines with the reality of rising cases and hospitalizations, Dr Ezike warned the public shouldn't let up on masks and social distancing. State Journal-Register

  • Apr 09, 2021
  • News from the Web

With vaccine arriving and eligibility widening, Pritzker urges Chicagoans to hit the suburbs

COVID vaccine providers will open 150,000 appointments across the Chicago suburbs next week when eligibility expands to all Illinois residents 16 or older, Gov. Pritzker announced. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Apr 09, 2021
  • News from the Web

Rural hospitals on the brink

Senator Dick Durbin, (D) Illinois, is warning many rural hospitals have been pushed to the brink financially in recent years. WAND

  • Apr 09, 2021
  • News from the Web

CDC Director Declares Racism A 'Serious Public Health Threat'

Racism is a serious public health threat, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR

  • Apr 09, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 9

FFY 2022 Medicare Hospice and SNF Proposed Rules

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 8

FFY 2022 Medicare IRF and Psych Rules Proposed 

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • News from the Web

Illinois Wants to Use Federal Windfall to Reduce Debt, Bills

Illinois wants to use some of its $7.5 billion of federal aid from the American Rescue Plan to chip away at unpaid bills and short-term debt racked up during the pandemic. Bloomberg

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • News from the Web

3rd surge grows with 3,790 new cases, most in a day since January

Illinois health officials reported 3,790 new cases of COVID, the highest number of infections confirmed in one day since  January—and the latest red flag of a statewide resurgence. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • News from the Web

Illinois sending more vaccine to the Peoria area, among highest in nation for new COVID cases

Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties will receive extra resources from the state of Illinois this week in an effort to tamp down the growing surge of COVID-19 cases. Peoria Journal Star

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • News from the Web

A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders: study

One in three COVID survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months. Reuters

  • Apr 08, 2021
  • News from the Web

Hospitals, which are so crucial during a pandemic, are suffering

Congress recognized the critical role hospitals play as the backbone of healthcare and swiftly took steps to provide support to ensure hospitals would remain resilient. Washington Post Opinion, AHA

  • Apr 07, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 7

Action Required for COVID-19 Telehealth Funding Program 

  • Apr 06, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 6

State, Chicago to Receive More than $120M for Vaccinations 

  • Apr 05, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 5

County Health Rankings Updated 

  • Apr 05, 2021
  • IL Hospitals Doing More

Anderson first Illinois hospital taking vaccinations to homebound residents

On March 31, Anderson Hospital EMS began providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the homebound in its area, the first hospital to do so in Illinois. The Telegraph

  • Apr 02, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 2

Support IHA/ANA-IL Nurse Staffing Initiative – SB 2153 

  • Apr 01, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: April 1

Repayment of COVID-19 Advance Payments Begin 

  • Mar 22, 2021
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center Unveils New Website

The Illinois Poison Center's newly redesigned website provides easy access to reliable health and safety information for the public and healthcare providers.

  • Mar 01, 2021
  • Press Release

March Is Illinois Poison Prevention Month

In March, Illinois Poison Prevention Month, IPC encourages all Illinoisans to learn about the potential hazards lurking in homes, schools and workplaces. 

  • Feb 22, 2021
  • Press Release

Telehealth Legislation Protects Virtual Healthcare Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coalition to Protect Telehealth announced support for a legislative proposal to protect Illinoisans’ access to the innovative telehealth services they have relied on during the COVID pandemic.

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • Press Release

Statement from IHA Re: Hospital and Healthcare Transformation – Senate Bill 1510

IHA and the Illinois hospital community want to thank Representative Greg Harris, Senator Heather Steans, and HFS Director Theresa Eagleson for their leadership in moving this legislation forward.

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • Press Release

Statement from IHA Re: Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch

IHA congratulates State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch on his historic election as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 102nd General Assembly. 

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Press Release

Illinois Health and Hospital Association Elects New Board

IHA is pleased to announce its newly elected 2021 Board of Trustees. Board officers serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Press Release

Karen Teitelbaum to Chair 2021 Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Karen Teitelbaum, president and CEO, Sinai Chicago, is the chair of IHA's 2021 Board of Trustees as of Jan. 1, 2021. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for IHA.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • Press Release

Avoid Toxic Drug Combinations This Flu Season

Experts at the Illinois Poison Center are alerting the public to dangerous drug combinations that could interact poorly with HIV medication, or cause a rapid increase in blood pressure.

  • Dec 16, 2020
  • Press Release

IHA Chief Says Vaccine Delivery ‘on Track' to Illinois County Health Departments

Illinois hospitals are working around the clock with Gov. Pritzker, IDPH, the entire state pandemic response team and local health depts. to ensure the vaccine is administered. We urge patience.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • Press Release

Leading Business and Health Care Groups Urge Safe Holiday Celebrations

The state’s leading business and healthcare organizations are urging Illinoisans to safely celebrate the holidays and help slow the spread of the coronavirus by following all health guidelines.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • Press Release

IHA Statement on Governor Pritzker's Action Today to Mitigate COVID-19 Surge

IHA and our member hospitals and health systems commend Governor Pritzker for his exceptional leadership in this extraordinary time, including his action to mitigate the alarming surge in COVID-19.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • Press Release

MAPS PSO Presents Patient Safety Champion Award to DuPage Medical Group

MAPS PSO awarded the MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champion award to DuPage Medical Group in Downers Grove and gave an Honorable Mention to Pinckneyville Community Hospital.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • Press Release

Hospitals, Doctors and Nurses Plead: “Don’t Let Your Guard Down. Keep Your Mask Up”

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surging, IHA has launched a new statewide campaign to communicate the importance of taking reasonable precautions to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

  • Nov 02, 2020
  • Press Release

Jordan Powell Joining IHA to Lead on Health Policy and Finance

Jordan Powell joins IHA as Senior Vice President of Health Policy and Finance on Dec. 14. He will provide leadership on strategic policy, payment system, health equity and healthcare reform issues.

  • Oct 05, 2020
  • Press Release

IHA Letter re: Graduated Income Tax Proposal

IHA urges Illinoisans to vote Yes on a proposed constitutional amendment for a graduated income tax.

  • Sep 30, 2020
  • Press Release

Healthcare Providers, Advocates Urge General Assembly to Protect Telehealth

The Coalition to Protect Our Telehealth, which includes IHA, urges the General Assembly to protect telehealth approaches so Illinoisans can access critically needed, affordable care beyond COVID-19.

  • Sep 16, 2020
  • Press Release

IHA Opinion: Hospitals Committed to Serving Everyone

Illinois hospitals of all shapes and sizes are the cornerstones of their communities and provide some of the highest quality healthcare in the world.

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • News from the Web

Lowest positive COVID-19 test rate since July ‘definitely encouraging,’ but officials give warning

Illinois public health officials on Monday reported 1,373 new COVID-19 cases and a seven-day positivity rate of 3.6%. Chicago Sun-Times
 

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • News from the Web

Coronavirus Positivity Rate Declines Across Most Of Illinois

Coronavirus positivity rates declined in seven of Illinois' 11 COVID-19 resurgence mitigation regions during the first week of September. Patch
 

  • Sep 14, 2020
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center Leader Named President-Elect of AAPCC

Carol DesLauriers, PharmD, DABAT, Assistant Vice President of the Illinois Poison Center (IPC), has been named president-elect of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

House calls for the homeless with OSF street nursing program

 “A lot of the people I’m working with now, I had seen at Sophia’s Kitchen, but they didn’t speak to me or use my services for various reasons. Rockford Register Star
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

UChicago's Center For Asian Health Equity Awarded $4.25M CDC Grant To Prevent Colorectal Cancer

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Asian Health Equity has received a five-year, $4.25 million federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WBBM Radio
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Half a million US children have tested positive for coronavirus

Roughly half a million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Hill
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Doctors studying why obesity may be tied to serious COVID-19

In the early days of the pandemic, doctors noticed something about the people severely ill from COVID-19: Many were obese. Associated Press
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Coronavirus patients still had lung damage, breathlessness, weeks after leaving hospital: report

Patients hospitalized with a severe coronavirus infection still had lung damage and breathing problems weeks after leaving the hospital. Fox News
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Pharma CEOs Counter Trump By Promising Safety Over Shortcuts In Coronavirus Vaccine Development

The chief executives of nine pharmaceuticals signed a pledge Tuesday saying they won’t submit their coronavirus vaccines for regulatory approval . Forbes
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Astra Pauses Covid Vaccine Trial After Unexplained Illness

AstraZeneca Plc stopped giving shots of its experimental coronavirus vaccine after a person participating in one of the company’s studies got sick. Bloomberg News

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Mental Health Providers Take Steps To Meet Growing Need During The Pandemic

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are reporting symptoms of depression. Illinois News Room
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Senate to vote Thursday on GOP coronavirus bill

The Senate will vote Thursday on a scaled-down GOP coronavirus relief bill. The Hill
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

NPR Poll: Financial Pain From Coronavirus Pandemic 'Much, Much Worse' Than Expected

In America's four largest cities, at least half of people say they have experienced the loss of a job or a reduction in wages in their household since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. NPR
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Pritzkers highlight impact of pandemic relief fund as private fund winds down

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his sister Penny Pritzker announced that a private fund formed to provide relief to communities hard hit by the pandemic will wind down.  The Southern/Capitol News Illinois
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Illinois DPH: 1,392 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 additional deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. KWQC TV
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Edward Hospital's Coronavirus Numbers Back In Double Digits

The number of new coronavirus inpatients at Edward Hospital in Naperville is back in the double digits. Patch
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Bradley University orders all students to quarantine for 2 weeks due to coronavirus cases

Bradley University is imposing a mandatory two-week quarantine on all students and switching to remote learning only due to an outbreak of coronavirus on campus. WGN TV
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

COVID-19 cases rise in U.S. Midwest and Northeast, deaths fall for third week

Several states in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast have seen new COVID-19 cases increase for two weeks in a row. Reuters
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally linked to 20% of US coronavirus cases in August: researchers

Nineteen percent of the 1.4 million new coronavirus cases in the U.S. between Aug. 2 and Sept. 2 can be traced back to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. MSN
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

More than half a million healthcare workers don't have health insurance

Almost 600,000 healthcare workers are uninsured, with workers in Texas having the largest uninsured rate. Becker’s Hospital Review
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

With Schools Starting Online, Vaccinations Head for Recess

Schools play a pivotal role in U.S. vaccination efforts. Laws require children to have certain immunizations to enroll and attend classes. Kaiser Health News
 

  • Sep 09, 2020
  • News from the Web

Lawsuit seeks halt to planned strike of University of Illinois Hospital nurses

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees filed a lawsuit seeking to stop nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital from going on strike this weekend. Chicago Sun-Times
 

  • Aug 09, 2020
  • Press Release

IHA Statement on IDPH Emergency Rules on Face Coverings

A statement from IHA President and CEO A.J. Wilhelmi urges the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to allow emergency rules on face coverings to move forward to help ensure health and safety.

  • Aug 03, 2020
  • Press Release

Christopher Jessup Joins Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Christopher Jessup has joined the Illinois Health and Hospital Association as Community and Local Government Relations Manager, effective August 3.

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • Press Release

Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Showcase Quality Improvement Initiatives

Eighty quality improvement projects from Illinois hospitals and health systems represent the dedicated efforts of healthcare professionals to advance quality care and enhance health and well-being.

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • Press Release

Illinois Business and Healthcare Groups Encourage Use of Face Masks to Save Lives, Protect Jobs

A diverse coalition of business groups renewed calls for Illinoisans to wear face masks when in public to save lives and protect the state’s economy.

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • Press Release

Summer Plants: Safe or Not?

As Illinoisans venture outside for summer fun, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) reminds you that some of the season’s most attractive plants can be harmful—or even deadly.

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • Press Release

IHA Statement on Health Disparities

Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, which has highlighted glaring health disparities. Illinois’ hospital community is engaged on this issue.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • Press Release

Health Care Organizations Speak Out Against Legal Challenge to Stay-at-Home Order

IHA, along with ANA, ISAPN and ISMS, submitted an amicus brief on April 29 in the legal case challenging Governor Pritzker's stay-at-home executive order.

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • News from the Web

Please Do Not Eat Disinfectant

There is no evidence that sunlight can cure coronavirus on the human body. New York Times

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • News from the Web

Hospitals Take Huge Financial Hits Because Of COVID-19

Many hospitals are struggling financially right now, and in some cases, jobs are on the line. CBS 2 TV

  • Apr 13, 2020
  • Press Release

IPC Cleaning Product Exposures Up 30%

The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) urges people to use caution with cleaning products, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Mar 23, 2020
  • Press Release

Help Us Help You: A Message From Illinois Hospitals and Health Systems During COVID-19 Pandemic

IHA along with its 200 member hospitals and nearly 40 health systems called on all Illinois residents to help hospitals prevent a surge of COVID-19 patients.

  • Mar 19, 2020
  • Press Release

Illinois Hospitals Issue Plea for Medical Supplies

IHA issued a plea to the construction industry, dentists, veterinarians and other groups that may be able to help Illinois’ more than 200 hospitals protect staff as they care for COVID-19 patients.

  • Feb 27, 2020
  • Press Release

Illinois Hospitals and Health Systems Infuse More Than $100 Billion Annually Into State’s Economy

Illinois hospitals and health systems infuse more than $100 billion in state and local economies. They are the number one creator of jobs supporting working families.

  • Feb 26, 2020
  • Press Release

MAPS PSO Releases White Paper on Top 10 Patient Safety Issues for 2020

MAPS PSO has released Patient Safety Focus: Top 10 Safety Issues for 2020, a white paper offering strategies to address some of healthcare’s top challenges.

  • Jan 02, 2020
  • Press Release

Illinois Health and Hospital Association Elects New Board

IHA is pleased to announce its newly elected 2020 Board of Trustees. Board officers serve a one-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

  • Dec 16, 2019
  • Press Release

Holiday Plants Are Not on the Menu

The Illinois Poison Center--the nation's oldest poison center--warns of gastrointestinal distress from three common holiday plants.

  • Nov 18, 2019
  • Press Release

Illinois’ Rural Hospitals Celebrate National Rural Health Day

Over 1.4 million Illinoisans live in rural regions and rely on their local hospital as a vital—and often only—source of care. IHA and ICAHN are proud to recognize National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21.

  • Nov 04, 2019
  • Press Release

MAPS PSO Presents Patient Safety Champion Award to a Rush Copley Medical Center Employee

MAPS PSO awarded Suzanne Khoury, a senior medical technologist at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, with the MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champion award for preventing patient harm.

  • Oct 07, 2019
  • Press Release

Is That a Mouse In Your House?

Nation’s oldest poison center offers rodent removal and prevention safety tips

  • Sep 26, 2019
  • Press Release

IHA Honors Illinois Hospitals and Health Systems for Quality Initiatives with Significant Impact

Hospitals and health systems in Illinois devote significant resources to advancing patient care and safety. IHA recognizes those dedicated efforts through its Quality Excellence Achievement Awards.

  • May 01, 2019
  • Press Release

Illinois Hospital Leaders Urge Legislative Action on Needed Medicaid Managed Care Reforms

Hospital and health system leaders from across Illinois are urging the General Assembly to pass legislation on needed reforms to the state’s Medicaid managed care program before it adjourns May 31.

  • Apr 04, 2019
  • Press Release

Illinois Hospital Leaders to Showcase Quality Improvement Initiatives at the State Capitol

4th Annual IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase on April 3 highlights statewide efforts to advance patient care, improve communities and reduce costs.

  • Feb 28, 2019
  • Press Release

March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month

This week, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) kicks off Illinois Poison Prevention Month, which serves as a timely reminder of the substantial harm poisoning can cause to people of all ages.

  • Feb 21, 2019
  • Press Release

IHA Innovation Challenge: Partners in Progress Award Presented

Patients in Illinois are benefiting from reduced sepsis infection rates and enhancements in antimicrobial stewardship due to the efforts of two exceptional IHA members.

  • Feb 15, 2019
  • Press Release

Comprehensive Medicaid Managed Care Reform Legislation Will Strengthen Illinois Medicaid Program

A comprehensive legislative package of Medicaid managed care reform bills strongly backed by the IHA and the hospital community has been introduced in the General Assembly.

  • Feb 15, 2019
  • Press Release

Karen Harris Named IHA Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Karen Harris will join the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective March 1.

  • Jan 28, 2019
  • Press Release

IHA's Longest Serving Employee Retires

On Jan. 31, IHA will lose its longest serving employee.

  • Jan 02, 2019
  • Press Release

IHA Elects New Board

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association is pleased to announce its newly elected 2019 Board of Trustees.

  • Dec 17, 2018
  • Press Release

IHA Statement on Texas District Court Ruling on the ACA

Illinois hospitals and health systems are extremely deeply disappointed by the district court's decision. This ruling threatens access to healthcare coverage for one million Illinoisans.

  • Nov 19, 2018
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center Warns About "Silent Killer" in Homes

The Illinois Poison Center notes an increase in carbon monoxide poisoning in the winter.

  • Oct 17, 2018
  • Press Release

Sarah Macchiarola Named IHA Vice President, Federal Government Relations

Sarah Macchiarola will join the Illinois Health and Hospital Association as its Vice President, Federal Government Relations, effective Nov. 29.

  • Sep 20, 2018
  • Press Release

Statement from A.J. Wilhelmi Re: Illinois Supreme Court Ruling in Oswald v. Beard

We are pleased that the Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s hospital property tax exemption law.

  • Jun 06, 2018
  • Press Release

MAPS PSO Presents Patient Safety Champion Award

The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Patient Safety Organization (PSO) awarded Valerie Skroch of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers with the MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champion award.