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IHA Responds to FY2023 Budget Address

Today, Governor Hochul delivered her Fiscal Year 2023 budget address. Although we are awaiting details, we applaud the Governor for making such a strong commitment to healthcare and the healthcare workforce.

IHA commends Governor Hochul for taking bold and long overdue action by proposing a $10 Billion investment in New York’s healthcare system. IHA has been a leader in regularly sharing industry data with policymakers to demonstrate the need for this kind of investment. We are gratified that our message is resonating.

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IHA Responds to 2022 Hochul State of the State 

Today, Governor Hochul delivered her first and historic State of the State address. I commend Governor Hochul on outlining a very ambitious and much need healthcare agenda for New York in the coming year and beyond.

IHA is very pleased that Governor Hochul has outlined in her address several major policy priorities that IHA has been advocating. These are long-held priorities that have been overlooked for far too long.

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Keep Up With IHA In The News 

IHA President, Gary Fitzgerald, continues IHA’s strong advocacy ahead of the 2022 legislative session for significant state investment to combat the health care workforce crisis. His op-ed was published in The Troy Record, The Saratogian, and

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Workforce Training Programs

for Acute Care Providers

Building upon the work of the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization (IHA WIO), IHA applied for and received funding from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to extend our WIO workforce training programs to acute care providers in Upstate New York.

While we have focused our initial efforts on our IHA membership, we now have funding left for non-IHA members in UNY. 

Is your organization interested in participating in this program? Click below to learn more.


Join the NYS Donate Life Registry Partner Program

Every day, hospitals and healthcare systems help create a donation-friendly New York by engaging in activities to increase organ and tissue donation. In 2020, nearly 2,500 lifesaving organ transplants were performed in NYS, and the lives of thousands of others were healed through tissue and corneal donation. Thanks to your commitment, each year between 500 and 600 families are provided comfort knowing their loved ones’ legacies live on in patients whose lives were saved or healed through their selfless gift of donation.

To further support hospitals and healthcare systems’ efforts to increase organ and tissue donation, Iroquois Healthcare Association is collaborating with Donate Life NYS to introduce the New York State Donate Life Registry Partner Program

We hope you will support the efforts of Iroquois Hospital Association and Donate Life NYS to increase enrollment in the NYS Donate Life Registry. Click below to learn more.

PPE and Surge & Flex Regulations Extended  


The Hospital and Nursing Home PPE Requirements and Surge and Flex Health Coordination System emergency regulations have been extended for a 90-day period beginning October 28, 2021.

The emergency regulations were initially adopted in their current form by the Public Health and Health Planning Council on July 29, 2021.

A summary of the regulatory provisions by be read here.

Read more for additional details.

The Iroquois Mission

To serve as a resource and leader to support our members and the communities they serve through advocacy, education, information, cost-saving initiatives and business solutions.