Centegra Health System’s hospitals achieved Magnet status in 2013 as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. This is the highest honor an organization can achieve for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. Centegra Hospital-Huntley, which opened in August 2016, is now on the Journey to Magnet Excellence.
Best Place to Work in Healthcare
In October 2012, Centegra Physician Care was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the second consecutive year. The magazine recognizes employers for creating workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible patient care and services.
UnitedHealth Premium Specialty Center
In June 2012, Centegra Hospital-McHenry received designation as a UnitedHealth Premium Specialty Center for interventional cardiac care and for rhythm management.
Joint Commission Accreditations
In August 2011, a number of Joint Commission Accreditations were announced based on voluntary surveys that included reviews of Centegra’s clinical programs and the ways care is delivered to people who suffer specific diseases. The certifications recognize Centegra’s compliance with national standards and evidence-based clinical practice. The Joint Commission awarded certifications to the following programs at Centegra Health System:
- The stroke programs at both Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
- The Heart Failure Center at Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
- The bariatrics program at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
- The Centegra Home Medical Equipment team
Centegra Gavers Breast Center earns NAPBC
In August 2011, the Centegra Gavers Breast Center earned full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). It is the first center in McHenry County to earn this accreditation because it offers a full continuum of care for patients identified with abnormal screenings or other breast health concerns and is committed to early detection.
Echo Lab Accreditation
In May 2011 The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) granted accreditation to Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. Accreditation status signifies that a facility has been reviewed by an independent agency that recognizes a lab’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.
Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery
In March 2011, Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock became designated a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery based on demonstrating reliability in delivering spine surgery services, as well as better overall outcomes.
Chest Pain Accreditation
In December 2010, Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). This advanced accreditation makes Centegra’s hospitals two of only 11 in Illinois to earn this level of distinction.
American College of Radiation Accreditation
In November 2010, Centegra Health System was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
Commission on Cancer Accreditation
In June 2010, The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) completed its three-year survey of the Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock campuses and found both campuses to be compliant on all standards, with approval on all standards that meet commendation level. The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients.
Top 50 Health Systems
In August 2009, Centegra Health System was listed as one of 50 top-ranked health systems by Thomson Reuters’ 100 Top Hospitals: Health Systems Quality/Efficiency Study. The study evaluated five metrics that gauge clinical quality and efficiency: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, and adherence to clinical standards of care.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
In August 2009 Centegra Health System, Amir Heydari, MD, and Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center was named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
ChildTime Day Care Accreditation
In September 2008 the ChildTime Day Care Center located on the Centegra Hospital McHenry campus received accreditation by The National Association for the Education of Young Children. Receiving this accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education, providing a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.
Thompson Top 100 Hospitals
In March 2008, Thomson Healthcare named Centegra Hospital-McHenry one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success for the third year in a row. Centegra Hospital-McHenry is one of only six Illinois hospitals to be named to the prestigious list. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance, efficiency and growth in patient volume.
Oncology Nurse Certification 100%
In March 2008, it was announced that 100% of the Centegra Sage Cancer Center nurses received recognition from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. That makes the Centegra Sage Cancer Center one of the few cancer centers in the nation to achieve this level of certification.
Other Top Accolades
- Five-Star Rated for the Treatment of Heart Attacks for three years in a row
- Five-Star Rated for the Treatment of Heart Failure for four years in a row
- Five-Star Rated for GI Surgery and Procedures for two years in a row