Member Information


The ICAHN membership is comprised of the 55 small and rural hospitals located across the state of Illinois. Together, Illinois critical access hospitals provide emergency, diagnostic, and primary care to 1.1 million rural residents living in 60 percent of the counties in Illinois. Illinois CAHs have 10,250 employees, 1,250 hospital beds, and combined gross patient revenues of $2.1 billion dollars.

A CAH is a licensed acute care hospital with 25 inpatient beds or less, maintains an average length of stay of no more than four days and provides 24/7 emergency services. A CAH must be located in a designated rural area and certified by the Medicare program. CAHs have many active outpatient programs, inpatient swing bed programs that provide skilled nursing care, and may operate rural health clinics and medical practices. In turn, CAHs receive 101 percent cost-based reimbursement from Medicare and 100 percent outpatient cost based reimbursement for Medicaid patients.



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Greta Wetzel, Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director,  accepts ICAHN's 2016 "Innovation of the Year" award from Mark Rossi, ICAHN Board President. Memorial Hospital was honored for its creation of an outdoor fitness park.
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Sara Wells of Kirby Medical Center and Emmy Combs of Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center were named ICAHN's 2016 "Outstanding Young Leaders.' Rising Stars included Kayleigh Bondurant, Susan Chenoweth, Jessica Delost, Rachael Prather, and Laura Seitz.
Steve Tenhouse, a founding ICAHN member, received ICAHN's President's Award for being a leader in transformational change, best practice and patient experience, and for instilling a culture of wellness in general.

ETC LogoPerry Memorial receives ICAHN's 'Service Award'

Annette Schnabel, CEO, Perry Memorial Hospital, receives ICAHN's 'Service Award' from Mark Rossi, ICAHN Board President, and Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director. Perry Memorial Hospital has been extensively involved with ICAHN in leadership and other roles since it became a critical access hospital in 2004.

ETC LogoGAHHS named 'Rural Health Hero'

Rob Schmitt, CEO, of Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services received the NCRHP's "Rural Health Hero" award on National Rural Health Day.