Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

As frontline providers and leaders, physicians and advanced practice providers bring important insights to quality improvement. IHA supports policies that enable medical teams to operate effectively.

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Mar 16, 2021

Providing a Safe Haven - Staff Response to a Simulated Infant Relinquishment in the ED

Safe Haven Laws exist in each state across the country. Authors from Rush University Medical Center explore a hospital’s responsibilities under these laws as well as a simulated infant surrender.

May 29, 2020

IHA Comments on Rural Maternal and Infant Healthcare

IHA addresses improving access, quality and outcomes for mothers and infants in rural communities, identifying barriers including financial resources, staffing requirements and workforce shortages.

Oct 10, 2019

New Training Requirements Enacted for Phlebotomists

Legislation requires certain initial and ongoing training for phlebotomists in hospital settings to ensure they’re trained in the most current blood drawing methods for patients with disabilities.

Sep 06, 2019

New Enacted Maternal Health Laws Impacting Hospitals

The 2019 legislative session saw passage of an unprecedented number of maternal health legislation. IHA will send out further communication to the membership as those rules are developed.

Jun 26, 2019

IHA Summary: APRN Written Collaborative Agreements and Full Practice Authority

IHA's summary provides information on APRN Written Collaborative Agreements and Full Practice Authority under new rules effective June 14.

Apr 16, 2019

IDPH Adopts Rules for Mandatory Hearing Testing for Newborns

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health has adopted rules requiring newborn hearing screenings in hospitals. The adopted rules add to Section 250.1830–General Requirements for All Obstetric Departments.

Aug 02, 2018

DCFS Rescinds Vitamin K Procedure

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) rescinds position that refusal of Vitamin K is considered medical neglect. DCFS procedures will be updated to reflect the rescission.

Jul 12, 2017

Hospital Licensing Amendments

Amendments to Hospital Licensing requirements allow for two or more separately licensed hospitals in a health system to consolidate medical staffs.



Medical Executive Forum

Designed for IHA-member Chief Medical Officers, the forum fosters robust discussion on addressing the critical issues and concerns of physicians in today’s challenging healthcare environment, including the physician’s role across the care continuum, physician-hospital engagement, quality of care, community engagement, and physician leadership and education. Contact us for more information.


Chief Nursing Officer Forum

Comprised of IHA-member Chief Nursing Officers and Executives, the Forum meets periodically to share insights that help inform, formulate and advance IHA’s quality and safety work and advocacy agenda, as well as informing and advancing their own organization’s quality, safety and advocacy efforts. The Forum also offers opportunities for learning and networking. Contact us for more information.