The Future of Healthcare

The next few years the weather of the healthcare industry will be dominated by pervasive change. We’ve invited local experts to discuss the future of healthcare in the next few years.

Our guest panel includes:
– Annette Kenney of Edward-Elmhurst Health
– Dr. Kevin Most of Northwestern Medicine & Central DuPage Hospital
– Patrick Gallagher of the Illinois Hospital Association

Edward-Elmhurst Health
Edward-Elmhurst Health is one of the larger integrated health systems in Illinois. The system was created by the merger of Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare in 2013.

Our goal is to make every moment you spend at Edward Hospital as comfortable and stress-free as possible. This mindset dates back to 1991, when Edward became the first hospital in Illinois to offer all private rooms. In the years since, we’ve introduced more innovations in comfort, like space for family to spend the night, peaceful healing gardens, and a pediatric ER designed with a fun nautical theme.

Northwestern Medicine & Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized, 333-bed acute-care facility located in Winfield, Illinois. We are a leading center for medical technology and one of the most extensive surgical hospitals in Illinois.

With more than 1,040 physicians representing 90 specialties, CDH is a regional destination for oncology, neurology, orthopaedic, pediatric and cardiology care. We earned Magnet®1 recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2010 and were re-designated in 2015.

Illinois Hospital Association
The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) represents more than 200 hospitals and health systems throughout the state, including 23 health systems, 52 safety net hospitals, 54 teaching hospitals – including 5 academic medical centers – 88 small and rural hospitals – including 51 rural critical access hospitals – 27 specialty hospitals and 191 community hospitals.

IHA provides its members with leadership, advocacy and representation in Springfield and in Washington, D.C., regarding health care legislation and regulation; quality and patient safety improvement and health care transformation activities through its Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality; and data, tools, education, and information. IHA’s goal is to work collaboratively with key partners – including the Illinois General Assembly and the Illinois Congressional Delegation – and stakeholders to ensure a sustainable health care system for all Illinoisans for today while transforming Illinois health care for tomorrow.

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