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"We have to act now": Biden outlines economic rescue legislative package

President-elect Joe Biden outlined his COVID-19 relief proposal in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday. CBS News

"We have to act now": Biden outlines economic rescue legislative package

News Articles

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • News from the Web

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief to Lead Federal Vaccine Efforts

President-elect Joseph R. Biden chose Dr. David Kessler to help lead Operation Warp Speed to accelerate development of Covid vaccines and treatments according to transition officials. New York Times

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • News from the Web

SIU researchers discover new, dominant variant of US COVID-19 virus

A team led by a researcher at SIU Carbondale discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 virus specific to and dominant in the US, adding to the growing list of mutations. The Southern

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • News from the Web

Positivity rate back down to Christmas levels as Illinois logs 6,652 new cases, 88 more deaths

Illinois’ COVID testing positivity fell to its lowest point since Christmastime as public health officials on Thursday announced 6,652 new cases and 88 more deaths. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • News from the Web

Chicago opening more COVID-19 vaccination sites as city prepares to ramp up distribution

Chicago is opening more mass vaccination sites as the city prepares to expand COVID-19 vaccine availability to essential workers and people over 65. WGN TV

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

New $150 million state fund to address health care disparities: ‘It’s literally going to save lives’

A pair of coalitions of hospital and community leaders hope to tap tens of millions of dollars in just-approved state money to fund initiatives to address healthcare inequities. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

Welch elected House speaker; Black Caucus agenda achieves victories

State Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, a Democrat from suburban Chicago, became the first Black speaker of the Illinois House, succeeding longtime Speaker Michael Madigan. State Journal-Register

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

Some at-risk older Chicagoans could start getting vaccines next week says public health commissioner

Small numbers of at-risk older Chicagoans could start getting COVID-19 vaccines as soon as next week, the city’s health commissioner said Wednesday. Chicago Tribune

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

Why hospitals are vaccinating employees who don't care for patients

As soon as COVID vaccines began arriving at hospitals across Illinois in mid-December, doses were put into the arms of healthcare workers at the greatest risk of virus exposure. Daily Herald

  • Jan 14, 2021
  • News from the Web

Hamilton Memorial Hospital to get new roof thanks to USDA funding

Hamilton Memorial Hospital District announced Tuesday that it received more than $500,000 through the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program to replace its roof. The Southern

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 13

General Assembly Wraps Up “Lame Duck” Session

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

IDPH Posts COVID-19 Vaccination Data: Illinois Has Distributed 869,625 Vaccines

IDPH is now reporting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination data on its website, with data to be updated daily and additional data to be provided as available. River Bender

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

Essential workers, 360K residents 65+ could face long wait for COVID vaccines, health official says

Chicago is at least a month or two from vaccinating essential workers and initially there won’t be nearly enough shots for the large group that includes teachers, police and more. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

Chicago relaxes travel advisory

Chicago on Tuesday relaxed and simplified its emergency travel order, convinced the city has turned the corner on the second wave of the coronavirus. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

U.S. to require negative COVID-19 tests for arriving international air passengers

Nearly all air travelers will need to present a negative coronavirus test to enter the United States under expanded test testing requirements announced on Tuesday. Reuters

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • News from the Web

US cancer deaths hit ‘single-year record drop,’ American Cancer Society says

Cancer death rates in the US hit a record 2.4% decrease in 2018, marking a record for the second year in a row and contributing to a 31% drop since 1990, the American Cancer Society said. Fox News

  • 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 12, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 12

Competing Versions of Black Caucus Healthcare Bill

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

Illinois lawmakers advance legislation to end Medicaid managed care

A House committee advanced a bill to end hiring private insurance companies to manage the state’s Medicaid program and replace it with a fee-for-service system. Capitol News Illinois
 

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

Pritzker to announce this week when vaccine will be available to people 65 and older

State health officials hope to make significantly more progress in vaccinating citizens before a COVID-19 mutation that is thought to be 50% more contagious takes root in Illinois. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

Chicago’s affluent zip codes have higher vaccination rates than poorer ones

One zip code on the Gold Coast has less than half as many COVID-19 cases than Chatham, but seven times more vaccinations than the predominately South Side neighborhood. Chicago Crusader

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • News from the Web

Lightfoot extends stay-home advisory to Jan. 22, same as state mandate

If Chicago Public Schools are safe enough to re-open for pre-K and special education students, why are the rest of us being advised to stay home through Jan. 22? Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • News from the Web

Statewide rolling COVID-19 positivity rate hits one month below 10%

COVID-19 one-day positivity rate was 6.5 percent Saturday as Illinois reached one month since the seven-day rolling positivity rate was above 10 percent. State Journal-Register

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • News from the Web

Biden's Plan To Release More Vaccine Is A Gamble. Is It Worth The Risk?

President-elect Biden is planning to take a dramatic step aimed at increasing the amount of vaccine available to states. NPR

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • News from the Web

Chicago expands next round of vaccinations to residents 65 or older

The city of Chicago will follow the state’s lead and offer the next round of vaccine shots to people 65 and older. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • News from the Web

Healthcare Sheds 502K Jobs in 2020

In December, healthcare added 39,000 jobs, including 32,000 jobs in hospitals and 21,000 jobs in ambulatory services. Health Leaders Media
 

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • News from the Web

Pregnant or postpartum Black women 45% more likely to die in hospital, higher risk of heart problems

In her last trimester, in the midst of dealing with family and work issues as well as preparing for a new baby, Michelle Emebo felt stressed. Chicago Tribune

  • 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.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 11

2021 IHA Board of Trustees Announced

  • Jan 08, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 8

IHA Opposes Health Bills as Currently Proposed

  • Jan 07, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 7

Illinois Hospital Leader Named to AHA Rural Council

  • Jan 06, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 6

Governor Announces Next Phase of Vaccine Plan

  • Jan 05, 2021
  • News from the Web

Illinois once again averaging 6,000-plus new COVID-19 cases daily

Illinois COVID-19 cases are inching up to average more than 6,000 new cases a day, even as testing for the respiratory disease dropped sharply over the last few weeks. Daily Herald
 

  • Jan 05, 2021
  • News from the Web

COVID-19 Vaccines continue to roll out

About three weeks ago, we saw history being made as OSF HealthCare employees got their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. WEEK TV

  • Jan 05, 2021
  • News from the Web

Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?

New rules require hospitals to post price information they have long sought to obscure: the actual prices negotiated with insurers and discounts they offer cash-paying customers. Kaiser Health News

  • Jan 05, 2021
  • News from the Web

What does Northwest Community HealthCare-NorthShore merger mean for patients?

The merger of Arlington Heights-based Northwest Community HealthCare and Evanston-based NorthShore University HealthSystem took effect Friday. Daily Herald

  • Jan 05, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 5

Updated PRF FAQs and Single Audit Requirements

  • Jan 04, 2021
  • News from the Web

HHS says drugmakers must provide 340B discounts to contract pharmacies

HHS' general counsel on Wednesday [Dec. 30] advised drugmakers that they must provide 340B discount prices to pharmacies that contract with covered entities. Modern Hlthcare

  • Jan 04, 2021
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Jan. 4

HHS Issues Advisory Opinion on 340B Discounts

  • 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

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

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

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 the State’s Econom

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.

  • Aug 07, 2019
  • News from the Web

Doctors Argue Plans To Remedy Surprise Medical Bills Will ‘Shred’ The Safety Net

Chances are, you or someone you know has gotten a surprise medical bill. Kaiser Health News

  • Aug 06, 2019
  • News from the Web

Medicaid managed care reforms signed into law

Gov. Pritzker said people applying for Medicaid benefits in Illinois will see those applications processed more quickly and healthcare providers will be paid more promptly. Capitol News Illinois

  • 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.