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Auxiliary invites nursing students to apply for scholarship

Audrey Ballard Nursing Scholarship provides funding for tuition, fees, books McHENRY — The Centegra Health System Auxiliary invites individuals who have been accepted into nursing programs to apply for the Audrey Ballard Nursing Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship provides financial assistance to nursing students for the 2015-2016 academic year. “We are pleased to read more

Centegra offers free oral, head and neck cancer screening

Centegra Health System will offer free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11 at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive in McHenry. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347). During the screenings, Dr. Mobeen Shirazi, read more

Centegra honors Sage’s Scott Brown For Community Leader of the Year Award

Centegra Health System recently honored Scott Brown, president and chief executive officer of Sage Products, with the Centegra Community Leader of the Year Award. The Centegra Community Leader of the Year Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated service that has resulted in improvements and contributions to our community’s health. read more

Centegra to offer free test kits to screen for colorectal cancer

Health system encourages early detection during colorectal cancer awareness month McHENRY — To recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, Centegra Health System and the Get Checked! Program offer free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits to the community. These kits help clinicians detect small amounts of blood in the stool read more

Centegra Physician Care welcomes Messinger

Pediatrician brings more than 15 years of experience to team CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Physician Care welcomes Dr. Lisa Messinger to its pediatric practice in Crystal Lake, 360 Station Drive. Messinger is a board-certified pediatrician who will begin seeing patients Feb. 24. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical read more

Board approves Centegra CON application for heart catheterization services in Huntley

Heart Image

Residents to have access to advanced service when Centegra Hospital-Huntley opens On Jan. 27 the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) unanimously approved Centegra Health System’s certificate of need application to add cardiac catheterization services at Centegra Hospital-Huntley. This means that the people of northern Kane County and southern read more

News: Register for Jan. 23 Centegra Healthy Living Event

Centegra Healthy Living Institute Event

Guests at the upcoming annual Centegra Healthy Living Event will receive information about fitness, nutrition, weight-loss options and healthy lifestyle choices. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 23 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road. Doctors, nurses and other clinical team members will offer read more

News: Centegra hospitals receive top ratings for Hospital Safety Scores

Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock have received “A” Hospital Safety Scores from the Leapfrog Group for spring 2014 and fall 2014 scoring cycles. The scores are the gold standard for comparing hospitals’ performance for safety, quality and efficiency. Of the 2,520 hospitals that participated in the survey, 790 hospitals received As. The survey promotes safety, quality, read more

News: Centegra hospitals to implement influenza visitor restrictions

Centegra Hospital-McHenry (top) and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock (bottom)

Chief medical officer cites significant rise in number of patients with flu as reason Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock will implement their influenza visitor restriction policy Tuesday, Dec. 9 to protect patients and visitors from influenza and flu-related illnesses. Hospital visiting hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. read more