The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), with offices in Chicago, Naperville,
Springfield, and Washington D.C., represents more than 200 hospitals and health systems as
they care for their patients and communities. Its members range from major academic medical
centers and teaching hospitals that train tomorrow’s doctors and nurses, to community hospitals
that transform advances in m...edicine and technology into better lives for patients, to rural and
critical access facilities that bring high-quality patient care to the less populated regions of
Illinois, to specialty institutions that care for patients in need of behavioral health, long-term
care, or rehabilitation services.
Since IHA was formed in 1923 (and combined with MCHC in January 2016 to form an
integrated, statewide organization), its mission has been to strengthen and unite hospitals and
make high-quality, affordable health care available to all Illinois residents at the right time and in
the right setting. To make this possible, IHA advocates for a redesigned health system and
sustainable funding -- including new models of healthcare delivery and payment -- that support
the Triple Aim of healthcare.
IHA’s core role is to be the trusted voice, resource and partner for Illinois hospitals representing
their interests at the local, state and national levels to ensure sustainable resources, the highest
level of quality care and transformation of healthcare delivery. In addition to its advocacy and
policy work on behalf of its members, IHA’s Midwest Healthcare Institute provides innovative
business and performance solutions, services and tools, including patient care and quality
improvement initiatives and collaboratives, data analytics, purchasing and insurance services.
IHA also provides a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs for members on critical
healthcare issues and challenges.
The President & CEO and a Board of Trustees of 23-28 members, direct IHA advocacy and
member priorities. Member forums for safety net hospitals, small and rural hospitals, behavioral
health, investor-owned hospitals, and volunteers, as well as councils and task forces, provide
members opportunities to participate in the Association’s policy development process.