Our Network

ICAHN is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in 2003 for the purposes of sharing resources, education, promoting efficiency and best practice and improving healthcare services for member critical access hospitals and their rural communities. ICAHN, with 56 member hospitals, is an independent network governed by a nine-member board of directors.

The mission of our organization is to strengthen Illinois critical access hospitals through collaboration. ICAHN will accomplish its mission through core network activities by:

  • Ensuring appropriate funding and financial resources
  • Continuing efforts to be the recognized resource on critical access hospitals in Illinois
  • Promoting efficient use of information technology services for the network and members alike
  • Maintaining and further developing specific-type peer networks, activities, and listservs that promote hospital operational efficiencies and connectivity
  • Offering ongoing educational opportunities and resources
  • Developing and offering projects that are self-sustaining and which add value to the organization and its members
  • Developing and offering shared services that offer value to members