Strength Through Collaboration
New Board Education Video Series
ICAHN Institute debuts first governing board video,
features conversation on conflict of interest

The newly created ICAHN Institute debuts its first of four hospital governing board education videos. Attorney Steve Moore, Partner-in-Charge of Hinshaw Law's Rockford Office, addresses Conflict of Interest in this 10-minute education video. Mr. Moore identifies key areas that hospital boards should address as they develop their own policies and how to manage the situation when such a conflict arises. TAG Communications, Davenport, IA, produced the video under the direction of Randy Jacobs, president. Additional videos will focus on provider contracts, board member liability, patient satisfaction surveys, and quality improvement. These other videos will be available by the end of August and later archived on the ICAHN website.

Joint venture partnership
IRCCO and Collaborative Health Systems partner
to expand value-based care throughout Illinois

The Illinois Rural Community Care Organization, LLC (IRCCO), the first statewide Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to serve rural Illinois, recently announced it is partnering with Collaborative Health Systems, a management services organization, to expand value-based care in the state.

Through the agreement, rural and critical access hospitals and providers have agreed to enter into a joint venture partnership with IRCCO and Collaborative Health Systems to help improve quality outcomes and lower healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries living in Illinois rural communities. The new joint venture – called Rural Community Health Services – will be headquartered at the ICAHN office in Princeton.

Telling Your Rural Story
ICAHN seeks videos from all member hospitals

We all know that critical access and small, rural hospitals are an integral part of the rural healthcare system and the well-being of their respective communities; however, our member hospitals often do not have the stage to sufficiently tell their story. Following overwhelming consensus at ICAHN's recent Member Meeting, we are again asking for all member hospitals to submit a video that tells their rural story or just offers insight into their people, services, and rural populations. Those that have already submitted videos will already be placed on our website and featured in social media, but each hospital is encouraged to send one or more videos so that we can adequately showcase everyone. We will accept your submissions any time, but if we could have as many videos as possible by November 1, 2021, we would be most appreciative. For further information or questions, call Stephanie at 815,719.6200.
OSF HealthCare welcomes PMH
Princeton's OSF Saint Clare Medical Center
becomes 15th HealthCare hospital

OSF HealthCare Saint Clare Medical Center is now part of the OSF HealthCare Ministry. The former Perry Memorial Hospital became the 15th hospital in the Peoria-based integrated health system on July 1.

"While the signs may change, the care that's going to be provided is still from those same people that have been serving the community for years," said Jackie Kernan, President, OSF Saint Clare Medical Center. "They're still taking care of their friends, family, and neighbors, and that's not going to change."

Please invite your local coalitions
ICAHN encourages community coalitions, healthcare providers to participate in 'Opioid Crisis Next Door' event

ICAHN invites all interested healthcare providers, community coalitions, and other rural community stakeholders focused on combatting opioid misuse, heroin use, and substance use disorders to participate in our next "Opioid Crisis Next Door" event slated for Wednesday, August 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza and Conference Center, Springfield. "Experiences from the Field: Community Projects and Coalitions Speak Out" will be facilitated by Dr. Stacy Grundy, Research Assistant Professor, SIU School of Medicine.

Social Determinants of Health Conference
What's Happening at the National, State, and Local Level

By looking at what policy makers and community advocates are doing nationally, statewide, and locally, participants will gain insight and explore answers on how to best address health inequalities that happen in rural Illinois. Highlights of this conference include: addressing social determinants of health at the national level, creating a drug-free America, the Build Health Challenge, building community-based organization's infrastructure for public health, the SIU Community Health Workers Program, the SIH Community in Action program, and population health in Illinois.

Vendor Education: Adkisson Search Consultants
What to expect when hiring a recruitment firm

When a hospital decides to use the services of a recruitment firm it is most likely due to the complexity of the search or they have tried to recruit on their own and have not received the results they were aiming for.

Recruitment firms are hired to increase the ability to meet high-quality candidates. You gain access to a large diverse pool of applicants who are vetted and referenced before you spend time engaging the candidate. Only those candidates who are in good standing and have a vested interest in the hospital, location, and culture are presented. This is accomplished by the recruitment firm investing time in understanding the hospital’s culture, i.e., who are they, where are they, what are the demographics of the environment, is it culturally diverse, is it inclusive, and if so how. An experienced recruitment firm can skillfully discover and understand who best complements the hospital’s values.

ICAHN hosts 2021 Expo on August 27
Reserve your spot today, sponsorships still available

Join senior hospital administrators, department managers, ancillary department personnel, nursing teams, hospital leadership, HR, and a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals at our annual member Expo!

We invite you to connect with colleagues, participate in interactive workshops, visit with corporate exhibitors, and help us improve the future of rural health. ICAHN Executive Director Pat Schou will present "What's Happening on the Hill: State and Federal Updates," Brian "Fox" Ellis, a storyteller, will offer "Leadership Lessons on Lincoln," and Becky Mills, Management and Leadership Instructor, Bradley University, will present "Limitless Opportunities: Creating a Better Tomorrow.

2021 CPI Training: Creating a Culture of Safety
ICAHN and The Crisis Prevention Institute are offering a two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training on August 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on August 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign. This opportunity is primarily funded by the Flex grant enabling ICAHN to offer this training for only $60 per individual. Additionally, participants may receive $30 per individual for hotel or travel expenses on a first-come, first-served basis.
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