On September 1, Centegra Health System became the newest member of Northwestern Medicine, Chicago’s premier academic health system. The affiliation was approved by the governing boards of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System earlier this year and received all regulatory approvals.
“Together with Centegra’s employees, nurses, physicians and staff, we will provide patients in McHenry and Kane Counties more convenient access to clinical trials, the latest in treatment options and the ability to access world class specialized care from one of the best hospitals in the country, Northwestern Memorial Hospital,” said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.
Centegra Health System includes hospitals in Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock, Illinois and 32 outpatient sites across McHenry and Kane counties.
Centegra joins one of the country’s premier academic health systems, anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of the top hospitals in the country and the number one hospital in Illinois according to U.S. News & World Report. The health system is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, ranked 20th among the nation’s top research-intensive schools of medicine by U.S. News & World Report, and 16th in National Institutes of Health funding for 2017.
“This powerful partnership combines the best of Centegra’s community-based care with the advanced treatments available from Northwestern Medicine,” said Michael S. Eesley, Chief Executive Officer, Centegra Health System. “Together, we will provide patients the state-of-the art, compassionate care close to home.”