Illinois hospitals are local employers that provide essential health services to their communities. IHA members rely on a highly-skilled and educated workforce, employing many with post-secondary degrees. Like hospitals across the nation, Illinois hospitals continue to face both an immediate need for qualified staff and a long-term shortage of health care workers.Illinois Health Care Careers Web Site
In 2009, IHA launched a career portal website, www.ilhealthcareers.org
, a comprehensive resource for those interested in learning about health care careers. In addition to career information, the site also provides individual hospital workforce development efforts.
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Innovation Grants
The DCEO is working with state agency partners in conducting innovative pilot projects to expand education, training and employment opportunities for Illinois veterans.