05/17/2022

NRHA names top critical access hospitals

The 20 highest-ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country, as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association. An awards…

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05/11/2022

Vizient offers mitigation strategy for Iohexol (Omnipaque) shortage

Vizient, an ICAHN Preferred Partner, offers the following mitigation strategy for handling ongoing drug shortages: Drug Shortage: Iohexol (Omnipaque) solution Information is compiled from mitigation strategies of institutions that serve…

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05/05/2022

Pat Schou named 'Outstanding Health Network Leader' by National Cooperative of Health Networks Association

ICAHN Executive Director Pat Schou of Princeton, IL was recently named "Outstanding Health Network Leader" by the National Cooperative of Health Networks Association. "Pat Schou is a true visionary in…

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05/04/2022

IDPH announces $3.7M in grants for COVID Health Equity Strategies

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced (May 2) up to $3.7 million in grants are available for communities outside of Cook County to address and implement…

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04/29/2022

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital named among Becker's "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare"

HIGHLAND - Becker's Healthcare recently released the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2022" list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the…

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04/28/2022

2022 Rural Health Fellowship Projects

The 2022 ICAHN Rural Health Fellows graduated Wednesday, April 27 at O'Shea University, Springfield, culminating six-months of study and an in-depth look at rural health and the challenges needed to…

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04/08/2022

Survey Solutions by ICAHN serves over 60 rural hospitals throughout the US

Survey Solutions by ICAHN is currently offering free ED Tablet Surveys (unlimited surveys and responses for one year) for those who sign a 2-year Survey Solutions HCAHPS contract now through…

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04/07/2022

Intalere is now Vizient: Keeping members at the center of all they do

This acquisition builds on the combined strengths of Vizient and Intalere and advances Vizient's ability to meet the growing needs of the increasingly diverse range of members served. In addition,…

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04/07/2022

Illinois Tobacco Quitline provides free telephonic tobacco cessation services

Since 2001, the Illinois Tobacco Quitline (ITQL) has been providing free telephonic tobacco cessation services. The ITQL is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health and co-managed with the…

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04/07/2022

Healthcare Accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Descriptive Study of Rural Health Care Systems

Submitted by Amanda Reinhart, BS, M2 Student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford Both my own past experience as an EMT and previous research into healthcare systems…

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04/06/2022

Mentors bring real world experience, leadership development to Rural Health Fellowship

Katie Meusel was not going to lose her opportunity this year. “By the time I decided to apply for the ICAHN Rural Health Fellowship in 2020, I was too late.”…

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04/06/2022

Illinois Rural Community Care Organization partners with national payer

The Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) took a giant step forward and entered into a partnership with national and publicly traded Centene and its management arm, Collaborative Health Systems…

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