IRHA Legislative Receptions

IRHA Spends a "Night in Hollywood"
IRHA hosted it’s annual legislative reception for legislators and state agency officials on April 30, 2014 at Saputo’s Restaurant in Springfield.  This year’s theme was “ A Night in Hollywood”.  The reception was well attended and provided a great opportunity for IRHA members to become better acquainted with state officials in a relaxed setting.  Thanks to all who made the special trip to Springfield to attend.

Pictured left to right: Laura Vaught, Sen. Mike Noland (D-Elgin), Rep. Kay Hatcher (D-Yorkville) , Rebecca Bunge, Rep. Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore). Seated: Melissa Macomber, Margaret Vaughn

Pictured left to right: Marcia Rosenthal, Rep. Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) & Doris McFarlin

2013 "Rural Health Roundup" in Springfield

Every year IRHA hosts a reception in Springfield to give members a chance to mingle with legislators in a relaxed setting.  This year's theme was the Wild West. 

Pictured above: State Rep. Don Moffitt (R-Gilson), IRHA President-Elect Janet Collopy, State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), Executive Director Margaret Vaughn, State Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago),  State Rep. Josh Harms (R-Watseka) and IRHA President Mark Stevens.

    The event was very well received by agency officials and lawmakers, who represent rural areas as well as  legislators who represent large metropolitan areas and who were able to  order to  gain a better understanding of health care challenges faced by rural residents.

Pictured below: Leia Morrison of Hickory Grove/Memorial, venue staff, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Bob Flider, Margaret Vaughn, Mark Stevens, Laura Kessel of the Lt. Governor's Office, Janet Collopy, and Kim Sanders of SIU. 





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