Illinois hospitals prepare for all types of emergencies—infectious disease outbreaks, catastrophic weather and terrorism. IHA partners with hospitals to enhance their emergency preparedness efforts.
The federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) and the State of Illinois Disaster Proclamation are scheduled to sunset simultaneously on May 11, 2023. See our sunset webpage for information and updates.
IHA is working with health departments and government officials to ensure Illinois hospitals have the resources needed to respond to COVID-19. See our COVID-19 webpage for information and updates.
IHA’s annual Emergency Preparedness Exercise simulates a realistic emergency scenario for hospital and health systems. The interactive webinar helps IHA members fortify their plans and procedures.
Illinois hospitals are collaborating to improve emergency preparedness. Through regional healthcare coalitions, our members work together to prepare for, respond to and recover from incidents.
As more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than any other, IHA provides a wide variety of information focused on healthcare worker safety.
Increase your knowledge of Emergency Medical Services terms, including Hospital Health Alert Network, as part of your hospital's emergency preparedness.
View additional resources from the American Red Cross and other organizations.
To keep patients safe, we need to keep staff safe. From de-escalation training to enhanced protocols and case management, hospitals and health systems are committed to preventing violence and creating a secure environment for everyone.