The Centegra Hospital-McHenry Emergency Department (ED) is newly renovated and fully open to the community, offering more than 15,000 square feet. The ED previously occupied 10,000 square feet.
Each new treatment room is more spacious and private with solid walls and glass sliding doors. Two new trauma rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art ceiling mounted technology located right at a clinician’s fingertips to deliver effective care for the most demanding situations. A new outpatient observation unit adjacent to the ED offers short-term treatment, assessment and reassessment for those patients who need it. The new waiting area, centralized and convenient nursing station and efficient design and layout are results of input from ED caregivers, physicians and patients.
“We are very excited to open this state-of-the-art emergency department to the community and the patients we serve. Renovation was the most cost effective and most prudent way to meet the increasing community demands,” said Neil Murphy, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Centegra Health System. “The new design and layout allows us to better meet the needs of the community and will truly make a difference for our physicians, nurses, patients and associates for years to come.” Construction began in the fall of 2010 and cost about $6 million. The renovated ED features 21 treatment rooms and 14 patient rooms in the observation unit. It is now fully open to the public.
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and the widely anticipated Centegra Hospital–Huntley slated for opening in 2016.
As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System, find us on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).