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Accreditations & Distinctions


joint commission_smallJoint Commission Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock earned Joint Commission certification for heart failure.


Chest Pain CenterCentegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This advanced accreditation makes Centegra’s hospitals 2 of the elite hospitals in Illinois that have earned this level of distinction.

IACThe echocardiography lab at Centegra Health System is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for its commitment to high-quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.


UHCCentegra Hospital-McHenry is designated as a UnitedHealth Premium specialty center for interventional cardiac care and for rhythm management



American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award – Centegra Hospital-McHenry received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Centegra Hospital-McHenry’s commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients. Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline are part of a system that makes sure STEMI patients get the right care they need as quickly as possible. Mission: Lifeline focuses on improving the system of care for those patients and at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients.

bcbsBlue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center +: Centegra Hospital-McHenry has been recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois as one of the first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+ designation in the area of cardiac care. Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with input from the medical community. To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care designation, a hospital must demonstrate success in meeting both general quality and safety criteria such as preventing hospital-acquired infections and cardiac-specific quality measures, which are related to lower rates of complications and death following cardiac surgery and non-surgical procedures. These hospitals must also show better cost efficiency relative to their peers. Only those facilities that first meet Blue Distinction’s nationally established, objective quality measures are considered for designation as a Blue Distinction Center+.

NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award –
Centegra Hospital-McHenry is one of over 300 hospitals nationwide to receive the GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015 from the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry. To achieve this award our cardiovascular services team met rigorous criteria that are based on nationally recognized medical standards. Centegra Hospital-McHenry achieved a performance measure score of 90 percent or greater for either ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) records. This award signifies our team of healthcare professionals has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients at high levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

Sociey of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Three-Star Rating
Centegra Hospital-McHenry has received the highest three-star rating for coronary artery bypass surgery quality from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Approximately 12-15 percent of hospitals nationwide receive the three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality. The STS three-star rating system is the gold standard for cardiac surgery quality ratings and is highly regarded as the best way to compare cardiac surgery programs. The system is based on cardiac teams’ performance in terms of survival rates, the absence of complications and other key measures. By receiving three stars, our cardiac surgery program has been placed among the best programs in the nation.