Illinois Rural Health Association Happenings

IRHA 32nd Annual Educational Conference

IRHA's 2021 recent Annual Educational Conference in Champaign turned out great.  Attendees were able to choose from over 20 educational sessions and learn about the products and services offered by our 34 exhibitors.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors and exhibitors who made the Conference possible. 

Congrats to our 2021 Health Care Award Winners

Award of Merit Winner Ted Rogalski, Administrator
Genesis Medical Center – Aledo

Pictured left to right: NRHA COO Brock Slabach, Ted Rogalski, IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn, Nominator Louise Johnson and IRHA President Terri Agin

Administrator of the Year John Giertz
Jerseyville Community Hospital

Pictured left to right: IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn, Cami Giertz,
John Giertz, and IRHA President Terri Agin 

Student of the Year James Sparks

Pictured left to right: Student of the Year James Sparks with family and IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn

Appreciateion Award to outgoing IRHA President Terri Agin
Pictured with with IRHA Board


About the IRHA

First organized in 1989, the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) is a collaborative association whose mission is to strengthen health systems for rural residents and communities through advocacy, education, networking and leadership.

IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn can be reached at 217-280-0206 or


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