A passion for caring for communities drives Illinois hospitals to do more. IHA supports their efforts to improve lives—as care providers, job creators, innovators and more.
Improving health within hospitals and beyond their walls—that’s what Illinois hospitals are doing every day to enhance individual health and community well-being. By providing $5.8 billion in community benefits, hospitals are serving the most vulnerable and communities as a whole. They're also developing programs and partnerships focused on wellness and access to care.
Illinois hospitals and health systems play a critical and irreplaceable role in the health of patients, communities and local economies.
Illinois receives less federal funding per Medicaid beneficiary than any other state and has one of the lowest Medicaid matching rates in the country.
Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in America, killing about 140,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WTTW TV
Running from patient room to patient room, it can be surprisingly easy for doctors and nurses to forget to wash their hands, especially if they’re dealing with an emergency. Chicago Tribune
On any given day, nurses provide compassionate, and, often, life-saving care to their patients. The Telegaph