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Centegra to offer life-saving screening packages in December

Staying active helps individuals maintain their overall health and wellness. Centegra’s health screenings add additional security to help community members stay ahead of illnesses and diseases. From finding high cholesterol and diabetes to detecting risk for stroke, heart disease and other life-threatening diseases, community members can learn whether or not they read more

Centegra encourages women to take control of breast and bone health

Centegra Health System’s nationally recognized breast health program underscores the importance of early detection and urges women to stay ahead of breast cancer. Centegra will continue to sponsor Mammo Monday events throughout McHenry County during December. Women are encouraged to attend a Mammo Monday event on their own or bring their read more

Centegra to offer support group to help parents of children with ADD, ADHD

Centegra Health System will offer a free support group for parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Pkwy., Crystal Lake, Ill. Dr. Christine Poulos, a pediatrician with read more

Centegra to provide education during American Diabetes Month

In November, get ready for American Diabetes Month with a special lecture and food tasting. Those who test their blood sugars are invited to attend “Manage Your Blood Sugars to Enjoy the Sweet Life” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin read more

Joint replacement information session

Those suffering from chronic hip or knee pain could be candidates for joint replacement surgery. Join Dr. Warren Jablonsky, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Centegra Physician Care-McHenry County Orthopedics, along with a certified physical therapist from Centegra Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Clinics, as they discuss knee and hip procedure options read more

Centegra to offer help for those with structural heart disease

Elizabeth Retzer, M.D.

Know someone experiencing migraine headaches, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, rapid weight gain, dizziness, fainting or even had a stroke? Those could be signs of structural heart disease and a person might not know he has it. Learn more about the disease at a free Centegra Health System physician lecture, read more

Centegra offers education program to train surgery nurses

Nationwide, operating rooms are experiencing shortages of surgical nursing expertise, which is why Centegra has introduced Periop 101, a surgical nursing education program. The program was developed by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and it provides the experiences and resources needed to be a successful read more

Centegra Physician Care to welcome McHenry County Orthopaedics

Centegra Physician Care will welcome McHenry County Orthopaedics, S.C. (MCO) to its employed physician practice effective Oct. 1. “The physicians of McHenry County Orthopaedics have demonstrated their confidence in Centegra’s forward-thinking approach to health care by choosing to partner with us,” said Jason Sciarro, president and chief operating officer of Centegra read more

Centegra surgeon among first in nation to insert weight-loss balloon

WOODSTOCK – On Friday, Aug. 28 a Centegra Physician Care surgeon became one of the first in North America to place an Orbera weight-loss balloon in the stomach of a patient. Dr. Amir Heydari completed the minimally invasive procedure at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock to help 54-year-old Amy Hermes of Elmhurst, Ill. read more

Centegra continues program to fight childhood obesity

New session of Centegra Kids in Motion program to start Sept. 8 HUNTLEY – Centegra Health System will begin another session of the Centegra Kids in Motion program in September. This eight-week class is designed to help children and their families tackle unhealthy lifestyle habits through multiple wellness programs. “Childhood and teen read more