ICAHN's committees build upon shared strengths and serve as the building blocks for all aspects of our network. We welcome your service on any of our committees, which are described below. Click on the link for a brief description of each committee and a list of its current membership or contact Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director, at (815) 875-2999 or email her at [email protected].


ICAHN's committees, their chairs and co-chairs:

Standing Committees

Education Committee

The Education Committee conducts an annual assessment of member's educational and resource needs and provides recommendations at the annual meeting. The Education Committee meets quarterly and as needed.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is empowered to make decisions in the event immediate action must be taken and the Board of Directors is not able to meet for a regular or special meeting. The Executive Committee meets as needed and is comprised of network officers including the President, President Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Past President.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for preparing the annual budget, advising the corporation on financial matters, and monitoring the corporation's financial statements. The Finance Committee meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday of January, April, July and October. The Secretary/Treasurer serves as Chair.

ICAHN Rural Recruitment Committee

The ICAHN Rural Recruitment Services Committee serves as the advisory body on behalf of the ICAHN Board and provides guidance and oversight to the critical access recruitment program. The ICAHN Rural Recruitment Services Committee minimally meets semi-annually and reports periodically to the Board.

Network or Operations Committees

Business Services Committee

The Business Services Committee evaluates potential new member services and business partners and recommends appropriate selections to the ICAHN Board of Directors for deliberation. The Business Services Committee meets as needed.

External Peer Review Network Committee

The External Peer Review Network Committee credentials physician reviewers who serve on the peer review panel. The EPRN Committee determines the categories of peer review services to offer, as well as the policies and procedures to be followed by the EPRN. The EPRN Committee meets quarterly and as needed.

Information Technology Committee

The Information Technology Committee provides general oversight to the IT Services Business Plan. The Information Technology Committee meets three times a year in February, July and October.

Issues Committee

The Issues Committee evaluates current issues and challenges that affect the CAH community and develops strategic action recommendations for the ICAHN Board of Directors. The Issues Committee meets quarterly on the first Thursday.

Operational Benchmark Steering Committee

The Operational Benchmark Committee designs and evaluates performance and quality reports completed by ICAHN members. The Operational Benchmarking Committee meets as needed.

Regulatory and Legislative Committee

The Regulatory and Legislative Committee communicates state and federal regulatory and legislative information to the ICAHN membership and is the advocacy voice for the membership. The Regulatory and Legislative Committee meets monthly by conference call, which is open to all member CEOs, CFOs and CNEs to better reflect the concerns of the membership.

Special Projects Committees

IRCCO Committee Members

The IRCCO (Illinois Rural Community Care Organization) Committee meets as needed.

Peer Network Advisory Chairs

The Peer Network Advisory Chair oversees current issues and challenges that affect the CAH community and develops strategic action recommendations for the peer network group. The Peer Network Advisory Chair conducts meetings with their committees as needed.

Quality Performance Committee

The Quality Performance Committee meets as needed.

Trailblazer Initiative Committee

The Trailblazer Initiative Committee meets as needed.

Wellness Committee

The Wellness Committee meets as needed.