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Centegra named Gift of Hope Medal of Honor

McHENRY – Centegra Hospital – McHenry became one of 23 hospitals in Illinois to receive the National Medal of Honor for its work in saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), each hospital granted the prestigious Medal of Honor also works with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. To qualify for the award, hospitals must have eight or more potential organ donors during a 22-month period, ending in April 2009. In addition, Centegra Hospital – McHenry sustained a donation rate of 75 percent or higher from eligible donors throughout the year.

Centegra representatives were recognized at the Fifth National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice in Grapevine, Texas in October.

“It takes commitment from many people and the work of several partnerships to achieve these remarkable outcomes,”  said Sue Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. “We are proud of our award-winning program and all the hard work our Associates perform to save lives.” 

This recognition shows the dedication to patients and collaboration with the community.

To receive additional information on HHS’ donation initiatives and Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice Collaborative, visit

McHENRY – Centegra Hospital – McHenry became one of 23 hospitals in Illinois to receive the National Medal of Honor for its work in saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), each hospital granted the prestigious Medal of Honor also works with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. To qualify for the award, hospitals must have eight or more potential organ donors during a 22-month period, ending in April 2009. In addition, Centegra Hospital – McHenry sustained a donation rate of 75 percent or higher from eligible donors throughout the year.

Centegra representatives were recognized at the Fifth National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice in Grapevine, Texas in October.

“It takes commitment from many people and the work of several partnerships to achieve these remarkable outcomes,”  said Sue Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. “We are proud of our award-winning program and all the hard work our Associates perform to save lives.” 

This recognition shows the dedication to patients and collaboration with the community.

To receive additional information on HHS’ donation initiatives and Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice Collaborative, visit  www.organdonor.gov.

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 Primary Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. 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.