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Syphilis cases are on the rise in Illinois. Here's how the state is trying to combat it

Syphilis cases are rapidly climbing in Illinois in newborns, according to the IDPH. IDPH is urging providers to take advantage of a new data collection process. The State Journal-Register
 

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  • Jun 17, 2024
  • News from the Web

31 injuries, 3 deaths reportedly tied to heart devices

Teleflex and its subsidiary Arrow International have received 322 complaints and reports of 31 injuries and three deaths related to nearly 17,000 intra-aortic balloon pumps. Becker's Hospital Review

  • Jun 17, 2024
  • News from the Web

'I don't ever trust Epic to be correct': Nurses raise more AI concerns

Nurses continue to voice concerns about artificial intelligence and its integration into EHRs, saying the technology is ineffective and interferes with patient care. Becker's Hositpal Review

  • Jun 17, 2024
  • News from the Web

Former CDC director predicts bird flu pandemic

Former CDC Director Robert Redfield said he predicts a bird flu pandemic will happen — it’s just a matter of when that will be. The Hill

  • Jun 17, 2024
  • News from the Web

Change cyberattack prompts CMS to extend dispute process

CMS is extending independent dispute filing deadlines through at least mid-October after the Change Healthcare cyberattack threw the process into disarray. Modern Healthcare

  • Jun 17, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 17

Hospital Funding for Opioid-Related Warm Handoffs Available

  • Jun 14, 2024
  • News from the Web

Gen X may have higher cancer incidences than previous generations

A National Cancer Institute study found that Generation X may be experiencing larger per-capita increases in the incidence of cancer compared to any prior generation.Becker's Hospital Review

  • Jun 14, 2024
  • News from the Web

Skin cancer alert: Melanoma cases are on the rise

Doctors are diagnosing more people with melanoma. Although melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers, it's responsible for the large majority of skin cancer deaths. AXIOS

  • Jun 14, 2024
  • News from the Web

CDC warns access to ADHD meds may be disrupted after arrests of health-care startup executives

People taking medications for ADHD, may face disruptions in accessing treatment after the arrests of two executives of a telehealth company that distributed such drugs to adults across the US. CNN

  • Jun 14, 2024
  • News from the Web

HHS announces $11 million to create rural medical residency programs

The Department of Health and Human Services gave $11 million to 15 organizations to create medical residency programs in rural communities across the United States. UPI

  • Jun 14, 2024
  • News from the Web

Drug-resistant "dual mutant" flu strains now being tracked in U.S., CDC says

At least two human cases of the new so-called "dual mutant" strains of H1N1 influenza have been detected in U.S. patients, the CDC said. CBS News

  • Jun 14, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 14

Enhanced Screening Requirements Begin July 1

  • Jun 13, 2024
  • News from the Web

Good news for hospital expenses

Inflation in the US declined for a second month in May, an encouraging sign for the Federal Reserve, which is looking for indicators that it can begin lowering interest rates. Becker's Hospital Review

  • Jun 13, 2024
  • News from the Web

Illinois' share of talc lawsuit settlement is $29 million

The state of Illinois will receive about $29 million from a nationwide settlement announced in a lawsuit over potentially cancer-causing baby powder.  WSIU

  • Jun 13, 2024
  • News from the Web

Why patients don't use online scheduling

Nearly half of patients have yet to schedule a medical visit online, according to a survey by healthcare communications firm Jarrard Inc. Becker's Hospital Review

  • Jun 13, 2024
  • News from the Web

Ransomware attacks surged after Change Healthcare hack

Ransomware attacks against health care organizations surged following the hack of Change Healthcare that crippled much of the U.S. health care system. AXIOS

  • Jun 13, 2024
  • News from the Web

Biden Administration advances plan to remove medical debt from credit scores

Americans would no longer have to worry about medical debts dragging down their credit scores under federal regulations proposed Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. KFF

  • Jun 13, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 13

Register: EMTALA Webinar Series Covers Recent Changes

  • Jun 12, 2024
  • News from the Web

What patients want from healthcare in 2024: Survey

As healthcare changes, what patients need from providers and hospitals is changing too and largely to do with communication. Becker's Hosptial Review

  • Jun 12, 2024
  • News from the Web

FDA issues shellfish warning for paralytic toxins

The FDA is warning against selling and eating certain shellfish from Oregon and Washington that may be contaminated with paralytic toxins. The Hill

  • Jun 12, 2024
  • News from the Web

AMA adopts new prior authorization reform policies

The American Medical Association House of Delegates approved new prior authorization reform policies during its annual meeting. Becker's Hospital Review

  • Jun 12, 2024
  • News from the Web

Biden admin moves to keep medical debt off credit reports

The Biden administration moved to prevent medical debt from affecting people's credit scores, potentially leading to $49 billion in liabilities being wiped from 15 million credit reports. AXIOS

  • Jun 12, 2024
  • News from the Web

Alzheimer’s drug that can slow disease gets backing from FDA advisers

A closely watched Alzheimer’s drug won the backing of federal health advisers, setting the stage for the treatment’s expected approval for people with mild dementia. AP

  • Jun 12, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 12

Register: HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp – UR Version

  • Jun 11, 2024
  • News from the Web

Illinois lawmakers approve bill creating legal protections for Illinois certified pathologists

A plan to protect certified pathologists from legal action is heading to Gov. JB Pritzker's desk. WAND

  • Jun 11, 2024
  • News from the Web

New initiative to expand gender-affirming care across Illinois

A new initiative aims to help organizations serving LGBTQ+ communities by expanding gender-affirming care across Illinois. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jun 11, 2024
  • News from the Web

Supreme Court to review DSH pay formula

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling that sides with HHS on how it calculates disproportionate share hospital payments for Supplemental Security Income benefits. Becker's Hospital Review

  • Jun 11, 2024
  • News from the Web

Nursing doesn't look so glamorous on TikTok, GenZ is noticing

Not only does the nursing profession have a shortage, but according to Gen Z social media users, the career path also has an image problem, a June 4 report found. Becker's Hospital Review

  • Jun 11, 2024
  • News from the Web

Gun suicides account for most firearm-related deaths in U.S.

Gun suicides consistently outstrip gun homicides in the U.S., despite drawing less attention than other forms of gun violence. AXIOS

  • Jun 11, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 11

IHA Comments on Fiscal Year 2025 IPPS Proposed Rule

  • Jun 10, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 10

Medical Solutions Survey: 24% of Nurses Say Compensation Isn’t Unfair

  • Jun 07, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 7

Study: More Calls to U.S. Poison Centers End in Disability or Death

  • Jun 06, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 6

Cybersecurity Session at IHA Small & Rural Hospitals Meeting on June 27

  • Jun 05, 2024
  • IPC Group Purchasing

Riverside Earns Highest Certification for Workplace Mental Health for Third Year in a Row

When it comes to mental health, Riverside recognizes the importance of supporting its employees through the challenges healthcare can bring.

  • Jun 05, 2024
  • IPC Group Purchasing

U.S. News releases its first ratings of ambulatory surgery centers. Here’s how and why they did it.

For 34 years, U.S. News & World Report has evaluated America’s hospitals, and its ratings have gained wide attention from consumers and the healthcare industry.

  • Jun 05, 2024
  • IPC Group Purchasing

4 Premier updates

In 2024, healthcare supply improvement company Premier has been steadily racking up partnerships with group purchasing organizations, health systems and drugmakers.

  • Jun 05, 2024
  • Press Release

IHA Statement on Governor JB Pritzker’s Signature of Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

The following statement can be attributed to A.J. Wilhelmi, President and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, in response to the signing of the Fiscal Year 2025 budget package.

  • Jun 05, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 5

IHA Leadership Summit on Sept. 26-27: Registration Will Open in June

  • Jun 04, 2024
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: June 4

IDPH Declares Northeast Illinois Measles Outbreak Over

  • May 24, 2024
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center Encourages the Public to Celebrate Safely This Summer

With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday marking the unofficial start to summer, IPC encourages Illinoisans to take precautions against poison exposure while enjoying fun in the sun.

  • May 07, 2024
  • Press Release

Illinois Hospital Leaders to Meet with State Legislators During IHA’s Advocacy Day in Springfield

On Wednesday, May 8, nearly 100 leaders of hospitals and health systems from across Illinois will meet with legislators from their respective districts during Hospital Advocacy Day organized IHA.

  • Apr 29, 2024
  • IPC Group Purchasing

64 Federally Qualified Health Centers Partner with MHN To Transition to Medicare Value-Based Care

Medical Home Network (MHN) is partnering this year with 64 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in seven states to participate in two CMS value-based programs: ACO REACH and MSSP.

  • Apr 29, 2024
  • IPC Group Purchasing

Humboldt Park Health first in Midwest to get health equity certification

When Norwegian American Hospital became Humboldt Park Health three years ago, it adopted the tagline "Advancing Health Equity."

  • Apr 29, 2024
  • IPC Group Purchasing

HGPII Details GPOs’ Efforts to Reduce Prices and Increase Transparency Amid Marketplace Challenges

An annual survey has found that healthcare GPOs are adhering to best business practices and exploring innovative methods to address supply disruptions while promoting cost savings and quality.

  • Apr 11, 2024
  • Press Release

IHA, Hospital Leaders Advocate for Legislative Reforms to Address Inappropriate Denials of Care

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association and its member hospitals support legislation to reduce barriers to healthcare services for Illinois' most vulnerable population.

  • Mar 15, 2024
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center to Participate in National Poison Center Prevention Week March 17-23

The Illinois Poison Center (IPC), the nation's oldest poison center, joins poison centers around the country to raise awareness about poison dangers during National Poison Prevention Week.

  • Mar 13, 2024
  • Press Release

IPHCA, IHA Applaud 8th Circuit Decision Upholding Law Protecting 340B Contract Pharmacy Partnerships

IHA joined IPHCA to applaud the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit’s March 12 decision upholding Arkansas’ 340B Drug Pricing Nondiscrimination Act.

  • Mar 13, 2024
  • Press Release

Gov. Pritzker Highlights Health Insurance Reform Initiatives

Today, Governor JB Pritzker joined doctors, patients, stakeholders and legislators to highlight efforts to reform predatory health insurance practices and protect patients.

  • Mar 06, 2024
  • Press Release

$117.7 Billion: State Economic Impact of Illinois Hospitals and Health Systems

Illinois’ more than 200 hospitals & nearly 40 health systems are powerful economic drivers for their communities and for Illinois, generating a statewide economic impact of $117.7 billion annually.

  • Feb 21, 2024
  • Press Release

IHA Statement on Gov. JB Pritzker's FY2025 State of the State, Budget Address

The following statement can be attributed to A.J. Wilhelmi, President and CEO of IHA, in response to Gov. JB Pritzker's State of the State and Budget Address.

  • Feb 12, 2024
  • Press Release

Illinois Healthcare Leaders Seek Legislative Action to Protect Access to Life Saving Medication

Legislation aims to stop big pharma from restricting patients’ ability to fill prescriptions at local pharmacies.

  • Nov 14, 2023
  • Press Release

IHA, ICAHN to Celebrate National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16

Illinois' small and rural hospitals continue to transform the delivery of healthcare, provide access and offer quality care to rural communities.

  • Oct 16, 2023
  • Press Release

IHA Statement on the Passing of Silver Cross Hospital President and CEO Ruth Colby

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Ruth Colby, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois.

  • Sep 18, 2023
  • Press Release

Youth Suicide Risk Due to Overdose Rises During School Year

Illinois Poison Center Offers Parents & Caregivers Suicide Prevention Resources, Ways to Mitigate Risk During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • Apr 18, 2023
  • Press Release

Hospital Leaders to Discuss Healthcare Priorities with State Legislators During IHA’s Advocacy Day

Illinois hospital and health system leaders are calling on the General Assembly to pass several bills that will increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for hospitals. 

  • Mar 15, 2023
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center Joins National Effort to Raise Awareness About Poison Dangers

For 70 years, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) has provided vital information and resources to families to help reduce the threat of poisoning and save lives.

  • Mar 02, 2023
  • Press Release

IHA part of coalition to urge reforms to Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act

IHA joined leading business, healthcare and technology groups at a Springfield press conference, urging the Illinois General Assembly to enact reforms to the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act.

  • Jan 30, 2023
  • Press Release

Illinois Health and Hospital Association Names Gerald "J.P." Gallagher Board Chair

Gerald "J.P." Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthShore -- Edward-Elmhurst Health, has been elected Chair of the Board of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association for 2023.

  • Jan 30, 2023
  • Press Release

Dr. Thomas Shanley Elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Thomas Shanley, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, has been elected to the Board of Trustees.

  • Jan 30, 2023
  • Press Release

Tracy Bauer Elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Tracy Bauer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Medical Center, Galena, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Health and Hospital Association. 

  • Jan 23, 2023
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center: Keep Cannabis Edibles Out of Reach of Children

Children ages 5 and younger are accidentally ingesting cannabis edibles at an alarming rate, according to a new study recently published in Pediatrics

  • Dec 05, 2022
  • Press Release

Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO announces 2022 Patient Safety Champion Awards

The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Patient Safety Organization (PSO) announced the recipients of two MAPS PSO Patient Safety Champion awards.

  • Nov 16, 2022
  • Press Release

IHA, ICAHN to Celebrate National Rural Health Day on Nov. 17

In recognition of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 17, IHA and ICAHN are celebrating Illinois' rural hospital community for their tireless efforts to provide high quality care. 

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • Press Release

Illinois’ Rural Hospitals Celebrate National Rural Health Day on Nov. 17

IHA President & CEO A.J. Wilhelmi and ICHAN Executive Director Pat Schou recognize Illinois' 86 small and rural hospitals and the vital role they play within Illinois communities. 

  • Nov 07, 2022
  • Press Release

Beware of 'Silent Killer' in Homes: IPC Urges Residents to Purchase Carbon Monoxide Detectors

With cold weather on the horizon, Illinois Poison Center (IPC) wants to remind the public that heating your home to combat the icy temperatures also increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Oct 17, 2022
  • Press Release

Illinois' Poison Center Offers Safety 'Tricks' to Prevent Poisoning This Halloween

According to the Illinois Poison Center (IPC), accidential poisonings from Halloween candy is rare, but IPC manages cases each year involving dry ice, glow sticks and more. 

  • Oct 04, 2022
  • Press Release

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris was presented the "Outstanding Leadership Award" last week at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association's (IHA) Leadership Summit.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • Press Release

IPC Warns Public of Fake Prescription Pills, Drug Substitutions as Fentanyl Use Rises

Now that summer is in full swing, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is warning the public to stay safe by avoiding recreational drugs, especially synthetic recreational drugs.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • Press Release

IHA’s Annual Meeting Highlights Ways to Innovate, Strengthen Rural Healthcare

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association today kicked off the start of our Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting entitled “Inspiring Connections” at the Crowne Plaza Springfield.

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • Press Release

IHA to Host Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association will host our Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting, “Inspiring Connections,” on June 16-17 at the Crowne Plaza Springfield.

  • May 23, 2022
  • Press Release

IPC Offers Tips to Help Families Celebrate Summer Safely

The Illinois Poison Center encourages Illinoisans to take precautions against poison exposures, including foodborne illness, while enjoying fun in the sun this summer.

  • May 09, 2022
  • Press Release

Media Advisory: IHA Health Equity Action Day Is May 13

IHA will host its second annual Health Equity Action Day, Accelerating Health Equity Across Illinois, on Friday, May 13 from 9-11:30 a.m.

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • Press Release

IHA Health Equity Action Day Is May 13

Bestselling author and policy expert Heather McGhee will deliver the keynote address at IHA’s second
annual Health Equity Action Day on May 13.

  • Jan 26, 2022
  • Press Release

Ted Rogalski Chairs 2022 IHA Board of Trustees

Ted Rogalski, Administrator, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, became Chair of IHA's 2022 Board of Trustees on Jan. 1, 2022. The Board is the policymaking body for IHA.

  • Jul 21, 2021
  • Press Release

Beware of Fake Prescription Pills This Summer

The Illinois Poison Center has a warning for anyone who may purchase pills that were not prescribed by a doctor: Chances are, the drugs are counterfeit and you may be ingesting fentanyl.

  • Jun 18, 2021
  • Press Release

IHA Launches the Racial Equity in Healthcare Progress Report

IHA launched the Racial Equity in Healthcare Progress Report during IHA’s Health Equity Action Day on June 18. The report is a long-term tool to document progress toward racial health equity.

  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Press Release

IHA Health Equity Action Day: Media Advisory

IHA Health Equity Action Day will be live streamed on June 18 at 9 a.m. Speakers include Michelle Silverthorn, founder of Inclusion Nation, Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

  • May 18, 2021
  • IL Hospitals Doing More

18 vulnerable Chicago neighborhoods. 10 leading health systems. One powerful goal.

More than three years ago, a meeting with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and the CEOs of 10 major hospitals in Chicago sparked the Chicago Hospital Engagement, Action, and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative. 

  • Mar 22, 2021
  • Press Release

Illinois Poison Center Unveils New Website

The Illinois Poison Center's newly redesigned website provides easy access to reliable health and safety information for the public and healthcare providers.

  • Mar 01, 2021
  • Press Release

March Is Illinois Poison Prevention Month

In March, Illinois Poison Prevention Month, IPC encourages all Illinoisans to learn about the potential hazards lurking in homes, schools and workplaces. 

  • Feb 22, 2021
  • Press Release

Telehealth Legislation Protects Virtual Healthcare Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coalition to Protect Telehealth announced support for a legislative proposal to protect Illinoisans’ access to the innovative telehealth services they have relied on during the COVID pandemic.

  • 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 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 10, 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.

  • 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

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 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 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 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 State’s Economy

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.