Health Care Issues

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Illinois has top-notch hospitals, health systems and health care professionals - who are part of a well-established, long-standing elaborate statewide emergency preparedness and response system - with extensive experience in preparing for and responding to emergencies, including potential outbreaks of infectious diseases. Illinois hospitals and health systems prepare for all types of emergencies every day and have plans and processes in place, with appropriate staff, equipment and supplies to care for patients and to ensure the safety of their staff and communities. With the recent Ebola situation, the Illinois Hospital Association and the hospital community continue to work closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health and other key health care agencies and organizations to provide the necessary resources and information to hospitals and health systems in preparing for and safely and effectively responding to potential Ebola infections. IHA Staff Contact: Cathy Grossi; 630.276.5706

Ebola (see below for updates from IHA, CDC, IDPH & others)

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)


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