Caring for the Community
Centegra Health System has provided healthcare services for our neighbors in greater McHenry County since the founding of the first hospital in Woodstock in 1914.
Throughout the years, and with the support of the community, Centegra has continued to make the most up-to-date facilities and treatment options available. As the region has grown, so have the programs and services at Centegra Health System. Each year, Centegra Health System takes part in more than 100 community events throughout greater McHenry County to advance health education and wellness among our neighbors and friends. Meeting the healthcare needs of our community is one of our most important goals. Community events provide a unique way to reach that goal and also help our Associates better understand the future needs of those we serve.
Today, Centegra Health System is ranked among an elite group of hospitals in the nation for the level of care it provides as a comprehensive community-based health care system. While rankings for service and quality are milestones of our progress, we continue to look for ways to improve the health of our community and provide an advanced level of care that people have come to expect.
To further our community commitment, Centegra offers a Speakers Bureau program. This free service aims to improve the health and wellness of our community through the use of Centegra’s knowledgeable clinical and professional staff. Visit our speakers bureau if you are interested in having a speaker from Centegra present to your group or organization.
The Centegra Health System Foundation
The Centegra Health System Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Centegra Health System. Through the Foundation, staff and volunteers secure gifts to support the patient care, medical equipment and educational activities of Centegra Health System. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors.
Healthcare Explorer Post
Centegra participates in the Healthcare Explorer Post. This program, affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, provides both males and females the opportunity to closely interact with several health care professionals.
Leadership Greater McHenry County
Launched in 2004, in part by Centegra’s CEO Michael S. Eesley, Leadership of Greater McHenry County (LGMC) fosters and develops community leaders who are concerned about public processes.
LGMC provides the perfect starting point for people who are truly committed to the principles of community trusteeship and who really do want to make a difference in our community. LGMC’s mission is to promote the personal and professional development of all participants to enhance community leadership.
By recruiting and equipping these types of people from across all segments of our community, LGMC graduates move into a wide variety of leadership positions on boards, commissions and study groups. Graduates also move to new levels within their sponsoring organizations.
Leadership and learning are synonymous. That is why LGMC focuses on education about community issues and processes.
Benefits to the Community
- Develops a committed, knowledgeable group of individuals that is prepared to exercise skilled leadership and share the future of our community
- Provides a large group of individuals that is sensitive to the needs of our growing and community
- Builds a greater sense of appreciation for the issues we face today and on into the future
- Encourages creative partnerships and initiatives in the public and private sectors
Community Health Needs Assessment
Centegra Health System’s Community Health Needs Assessment aims to improve the health of McHenry County residents. That begins with a thorough understanding of the county‟s “health” as measured using four assessments, each from a different perspective including residents , populations in need of services, community leaders, and descriptors using secondary data sources. Centegra Health System conducted the study in partnership with other area organizations. For all details regarding the study, click here.