Illinois Hospitals join together to improve quality

Nearly 200 hospitals across Illinois have joined the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) “Raising the Bar” initiative, designed to raise the level of health care quality and make Illinois a national leader in quality care and patient safety. Working through IHA’s new Quality Care Institute, hospital leaders will share best practices and implement new methods to prevent and reduce infections and other complications and unnecessary hospital readmissions.

(Sources: Illinois Hospital Association Press Release, http://www.ihatoday.org, September 9, 2010; The Advisory Board Daily Briefing, http://advisory.com, September 14, 2010)