Illinois hospitals prepare for all types of emergencies—infectious disease outbreaks, catastrophic weather and terrorism. IHA partners with hospitals to enhance their emergency preparedness efforts.
IHA is in close contact with the Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Chicago Dept. of Public Health as they respond to the novel coronavirus, named “COVID-19.”
IHA’s annual Emergency Preparedness Exercise simulates a realistic emergency scenario for hospital and health systems. The interactive webinar helps IHA members fortify their plans and procedures.
As more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than any other, IHA provides a wide variety of information focused on healthcare worker safety.
Illinois hospitals are collaborating to improve emergency preparedness. Through regional healthcare coalitions, our members work together to prepare for, respond to and recover from incidents.
To comply with federal regulations, hospitals must plan for natural and man-made disasters in coordination with federal, state, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.
View additional resources from the American Red Cross and other organizations.
Increase your knowledge of Emergency Medical Services terms, including Hospital Health Alert Network, as part of your hospital's emergency preparedness.
To keep patients safe, we need to keep safe staff. From de-escalation training to enhanced protocols and case management, hospitals and health systems are committed to preventing violence and creating a secure environment for everyone.