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Author: Jack Kelly

IHA Innovation Challenge: Partners in Progress Award Presented

Naperville – Patients in Illinois are benefiting from reduced sepsis infection rates and enhancements in antimicrobial stewardship due to the efforts of two exceptional Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) members. In recognition for their hard work to improve patient care in the communities that they serve, IHA’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality […]

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Swedish Covenant Health Receives $950,000 DOJ Grant to Support Violence Prevention Program

Swedish Covenant Health has been chosen as one of eight organizations nationwide by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime to receive a $950,000 grant. Over the next two years, funds will support the enhancement of hospital-based victim services in the Violence Prevention Program (VPP) to better identify survivors of domestic violence, […]

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital becomes the first Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department in Illinois

CHICAGO, IL, February 20, 2019 – An estimated 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day increasing the demand for geriatric healthcare. The nation’s emergency departments are on the frontlines of providing care to an aging population with an estimated 20 million people 65 and older visiting emergency departments each year. Northwestern Memorial Hospital was among […]

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Pritzker announces new leader for Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Governor J.B. Pritzker has named Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, to head the Department of Veterans’ Affairs after his previous appointment, Jaime Martinez, executive director of Illinois Joining Forces, asked to have his name removed from consideration.

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