A Message From Our CEO – Fall 2023 Newsletter

The environment hospitals and health systems are navigating through today presents a host of challenges for healthcare leaders. Continued headwinds impacting operations, staffing, finances, and growing payor tensions demand providers’ focus.

Thank you to all of our members that contributed to our Semi-Annual Vacancy and Turnover Survey as well as our Fiscal Survey we collected this summer. The information that you submit to us is integral in our conversations with State leaders. IHA uses the data we collect to root our advocacy and frame the issues in a way that is undeniable. Healthcare needs help. We will continue advocating for our members in a strategic way, bringing together innovative solutions and paving the way for a brighter future in Upstate care.

I would also like to thank participants of our Fall Board Meeting at the Turning Stone Resort in September, where we were able to get together for productive discussions about our upcoming legislative priorities, as well as speak with Senator John Mannion from the Syracuse area about current challenges in healthcare. IHA will use these conversations to inform our knowledge of our members most pressing concerns and take them to the Capitol where we will continue to push tirelessly for increased planning, funding, and support.

IHA’s newsletter features highlights and updates on our advocacy efforts, programs & initiatives, United Iroquois Shared Services (UISS) group purchasing updates, as well as what’s happening inside IHA. We want to take a moment to fill you in on all the association is doing thus far in 2023. We hope you enjoy this edition!