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Centegra Culture

Magnet Status

Centegra Health System achieved Magnet status in 2013 as part of the American Nurses CredentialiMagnet-logo-for-webng Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. This is the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice.

Centegra Health System is just the second health system in Illinois to earn this prestigious recognition. This means all three of Centegra’s hospitals have achieved this advanced designation. Our patients will receive the same level of excellent nursing care at every Centegra hospital. Fewer than 400 hospitals in the world have achieved Magnet status.

Working for Centegra Health System

Welcome to Centegra Health System, one of the leading employers in the McHenry County area. Our Associates enjoy a nationally recognized workplace that celebrates professionalism, experience and creativity.

Join our dynamic team of caring, passionate and dedicated healthcare professionals who believe excellence is a way of life and the standard for serving our patients, community members and co-workers. Centegra Associates:

  • Go above and beyond to serve patients and team members
  • Embrace real teamwork and supportive leadership
  • Communicate openly and effectively
  • Are guided by our strong value system

No matter what your role, as a member of the Centegra team, you are a specialist in making every patient and family member feel genuinely respected and cared for. Our hiring teams are devoted to bringing top talent into our organization. Centegra Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. When it comes to hiring, we seek individuals who will share our commitment to the Centegra values: genuine respect, passionate caring and a joyful spirit, every day. Imagine the possibilities of being a part of a truly unique healthcare system.

Communication at Centegra

We believe open, two-way communication is critical to our success. Three times per year, we conduct Open Forums led by our executive team and held at all main Centegra campuses. Our Open Forums are designed to inform our Centegra family about the happenings in our system, in our community and in the healthcare industry. The forums are conducted at various times and locations to ensure every Associate has an opportunity to attend.

Associate Recognition

Centegra Shining Stars Recognition Program

Our “Shining Stars” Program celebrates Associates who go above and beyond to serve our patients, community members and co-workers. Shining Stars are recognized at our Leadership Development sessions and Open Forums. Check out our latest Shining Stars on the Centegra Youtube Channel.

Gratitude at Centegra

Gratitude never grows old! Our leaders and Associates appreciate one another and the efforts we all make. We recognize our team members through verbal words and written words. Our “thank you” notes and High “5” cards support ongoing, meaningful appreciation of one another.

Celebrating Life’s Accomplishments at Centegra

Celebrating accomplishments is just plain fun; with a joyful spirit, we celebrate professions, teams and individuals. Some of our wildly popular celebrations include Nursing Week, Healthcare Week, our Annual Service Award Dinners honoring those with milestone anniversaries, holiday events and retirements. On a departmental level, our teams celebrate birthdays, graduations, certifications, meeting departmental goals and more.

All Star and Superstar Recognition Programs for Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers

Our All Star recognition allows everyone an opportunity to be recognized and appreciated on a weekly basis. Associates and members complete “I Made a Difference” cards to recognize those Associates who made a positive difference. On a monthly basis, our leaders nominate an Associate for a Superstar award for going above and beyond to serve our member(s). The Superstar not only receives recognition from his or her team but a gift and certificate, as well as their photo proudly displayed in a Superstar frame!

Social Responsibility: Centegra Gives Back

Our values of genuine respect, passionate caring and a joyful spirit mean that we care about giving back to our community and making it a better place to live. We take great pride in being socially responsible through a variety of spirited events and programs. Volunteer opportunities are offered system-wide on an ongoing basis and include participation at galas, festivals, golf outings, booster clubs, Kiwanis, art programs, chamber events, community events, supply drives, and toy drives just to name a few. Additionally, many of our departments band together to give back in their own ways, including community food drives, clothing drives, school drives, and participation at charity races and events.

Centegra also offers internal volunteer opportunities through our hospitals. For more information on volunteer opportunities at Centegra, contact our Volunteer Services Department at (815) 759-4334 (Centegra Hospital-McHenry) or (815) 334-3187 (Centegra Hospital-Woodstock).