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Ebola Preparedness at Centegra Health System


Centegra Health System has worked with the McHenry County Department of Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health to prepare for the unlikely possibility that a person with Ebola would arrive at one of our facilities. We have closely followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines read more

Depression screening is the first step toward wellness


Everyone has felt sadness at some point in their lives.  Depression, however, is a clinical condition that affects an estimated 19 million Americans each year.  It is one of the most common mental illnesses yet continues to be swept under the table, not spoken about, stigmatized and ignored.  Depression can read more

Change a Life and Ask, Are You OK?


The tragedy of Robin Williams’ death by suicide has had a profound effect on so many. People are becoming increasingly aware that even those who appear strong, “together” or even happy on the outside may be hurting on the inside. Nationally, the suicide rate of middle-aged men has increased 27 percent read more

July 2014 Centegra Hospital-Huntley Construction Update

Centegra Hospital-Huntley

We are very excited to say the project is on time and is about 10 percent complete. So far, we have broken ground, begun building the foundation, installed new utilities and installed steel beams. By the end of 2014, construction on the inside of the building will begin and the community will read more

People with psychiatric challenges make our world better

Light Bulb

Do you use a cell phone? How about a radio? Have you ever screwed in a light bulb or had an X-ray? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," you have benefited from the contributions of a person with a serious psychiatric condition. Have you been awed by read more

Three Powerful Words: Are You OK?

OK hand sign

In recognition of Mental Health Month, Centegra Behavioral Health Services would like you to consider conversations. Not just ordinary ones, but the ones that can change lives. These conversations start with three little words and can help someone admit that he is overwhelmed, struggling with a problem or not feeling like read more

Mind Your Health this May by considering mind-body connection

Body Mind Spirit You

For the past 65 years May has been National Mental Health Awareness Month, which serves as a time to connect with people and recognize the importance of mental health Of course this dialogue need not be reserved only for May – it’s an ever-present issue and it’s up to all read more

Using food journals to control weight


Keeping food journals continue to be the best way to achieve weight loss and weight maintenance according to the weight control registry, a group of individuals who track people who lost more than 30 pounds and kept it off for over a year.  People who journal honestly ate fewer calories, read more

Spring clean your diet!

spring cleaning

For every season, a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables become available. Spring has arrived, as well as a new crop of fresh produce. Found below are a few of spring's bountiful fruits and vegetables, their nutritional values and a couple tips to incorporate them into your diet. From April through read more