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.
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.
Illinois’ healthcare heroes have undertaken herculean efforts to care for patients in the wake of COVID-19, while hospitals are leading efforts to prepare for surges and protect staff.
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.
To comply with federal regulations, hospitals must plan for natural and man-made disasters in coordination with federal, state, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.
View additional resources from the American Red Cross and other organizations.
To keep patients safe, we need to keep safe staff. 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.