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Centegra to offer free test kits to screen for colorectal cancer

To recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, Centegra Health System partners with Gavers Community Cancer Foundation to offer free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits to the community. These kits help clinicians detect small amounts of blood in the stool as a way to screen for colorectal cancers. Fecal occult read more

Centegra hospitals implement influenza visitor restrictions

Centegra Hospital-Huntley, Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock will implement an influenza visitor restriction policy Tuesday, Feb. 7 to protect patients and visitors from influenza and flu-related illnesses. Hospital visiting hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. “We continue to see a rise in the number of patients read more

Updated Mammo Monday program begins Feb. 13

Centegra Health System urges women to stay ahead of breast cancer by receiving regular screening mammograms. Women are encouraged to attend Centegra’s enhanced Mammo Monday event in February to take control of their breast health. During the event’s new extended hours, attendees can bring their mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to read more

Learn to manage chronic heart failure

Centegra Health System will offer a free physician lecture to provide community members information about chronic heart failure management. Dr. Max J. Liebo, an independent, board-certified cardiologist on the medical staff of Centegra, will present, “Managing Chronic Heart Failure” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Centegra Hospital-Huntley read more

Centegra offers Wine and Dine Your Heart physician lecture

For the fourth consecutive year, Centegra Health System will offer “Wine and Dine Your Heart.” Dr. Thomas J. Hinkamp, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon on the medical staff of Centegra Health System, starts off heart month with this special physician lecture from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at read more

Mending hearts: Advancements in the treatment of heart defects

Centegra Health System will offer a free lecture in January about the latest advancements in heart defect treatments. Dr. Elizabeth Retzer, a board-certified interventional cardiologist with Centegra Physician Care-Cardiology will present “Mending Hearts: Advancements in the Treatment of Heart Defects” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Centegra read more

Use hashtag #CentegraHealthy to achieve 2017 health, wellness goals

Life is difficult but managing health shouldn’t have to be. In 2017, Centegra Health System’s experts will offer tips and tools to help community members achieve their health and wellness goals. Hashtag #CentegraHealthy encourages individuals to talk about their 2017 wellness journey. By doing so, participants could be entered for a read more

First babies of 2017 deliver smiles throughout McHenry County

HUNTLEY, Ill. –After a low-key New Year’s Eve playing cards with friends, Karel Roth and Greg Roth didn’t get to go to sleep. The Wonder Lake couple instead drove to Centegra Hospital-Huntley, where Karel delivered McHenry County’s first baby of the year, their son Korben Scott Roth. The new baby read more