Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Centegra officials give testimony Monday at hearing.
Tuesday, April 16
The Illinois Health Facility and Services Review board heard Centegra Health System’s opposition to a merger between Advocate Health Care and Sherman Hospital, the Northwest Herald report. Review board members held a hearing on the merger Monday in Elgin. The merger would have Advocate investing $200 million into Sherman, including $60 million for capital replacements, the newspaper reported. Centegra has called the merger “financially irresponsible.” Centegra is building a hospital in Huntley and faced opposition from both Sherman and Advocate during its hearings before the review board, which must grant hospitals permission for any new construction, expansion or mergers. The merger is listed on the review board’s May 14 agenda.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Public can learn about the proposed hospital at special meeting March 6.
Tuesday, March 5
Centegra Health System will provide details about plans for its Huntley Hospital at an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Centegra has started the process to approval of the five‐story, 128‐bed facility at the Centegra Health Bridge campus on Haligus and Algonquin Road. The approximately 375,000 square feet hospital will include 100 medical surgical beds, an eight‐bed intensive care unit, a full‐service emergency department with a Level II trauma center, Level II special care nursery, a helipad for transporting critical need patients, and a dedicated women's center. In addition to the hospital, Centegra is also considering the addition of another medical office building (MOB) east of the ACM. Per the site’s layout, …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Officials discuss issues like traffic and design of the Centegra-Huntley Hospital, the Northwest Herald reports.
Saturday, February 16
Huntley trustees and planning commissioners met with Centegra Health System officials Thursday to talk about issues surrounding the proposed Centegra-Huntley Hospital, the Northwest Herald reports. Centegra received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board last year for a five-story, 375,000 square foot hospital with 128 beds and a full-service emergency room with a Level II trauma center and Level II special care nursery. The building would also have a helipad for transferring critical need patients. Thursday marked the beginning of the review process for Centegra’s plans. It hopes to break ground by October. The public will get a chance to weigh in on the plans through public hearings scheduled 6:30 p.m. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Centegra hopes to break ground for Centegra-Huntley Hospital in October.
Centegra Health System is hoping to break ground on its Huntley Hospital in October and is starting the formal process of having its project reviewed by the village. Huntley’s village board and plan commission will have a join meeting Thursday, Feb. 7 where Centegra officials will provide preliminary information on the scope of the project, what approval and permits will be required and the determine how it will work with the village through the approval process, according to a village press release. While Centegra is not at the stage of unveiling its architectural plans, officials intent to blend the new hospital’s design with the ambulatory care mall and Centegra Health Bridge adjacent to the proposed hospital site on Haligus and Reed …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Free lectures in January cover stress management and weight training.
Anxiety and stress have the possibility of taking over one’s life. Join Dr. Zach Sikora, psychologist on staff at Centegra Physician Care, and learn how self-talk directly impacts one’s emotional well being. It is one of the free lectures Centegra Health System is hosting in this month. Sikora will talk about ways to identify and practically change problematic thinking patterns and beliefs that perpetuate stress and anxiety. “Improving Your Self-Talk: Reducing Stress and Anxiety” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road. The lecture series includes “Weighing the Options for Weight Lifting” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Centegra Health …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
First baby born in the New Year at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.
Little Christopher Canache came into the world at 12:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock making him Baby New Year in McHenry County. The baby was born to parents Daniela and Pedro Canache of Huntley. He weighed 5 pounds 13 ounces. He joins big brother, 4-year-old Daniel.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Centegra Health System joins McHenry County College in hosting 90-minute documentary.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Centegra Health System and McHenry County College will host “Awaken the Dragon,” a 90-minute documentary examining how one small group of cancer survivors is conquering the challenges they face with the courage and ferocity of an immortal creature. Meet an unlikely crew who has found an unconventional path to wellness through the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boating. Through a stunning array of colors and sounds, nail-biting competition, and intimate revelations the film takes viewers on a journey of hope and healing. Awaken the Dragon is a story beyond survival, a story of reclaiming life, a story of awakening the dragon within. The showing will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at McHenry County College Conference …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Presentations focus on neck pain, carpal tunnel and concussion.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Centegra Health System will host free wellness lectures in August. Community members are welcome to hear physicians speak about neck pain, carpal tunnel and concussion. Space is limited and light refreshments will be served during the free lectures, which will be held Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway. Register by calling 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347). Crakin’ and Poppin’ – A Neck Pain Musical Neck pain can stem from poor posture to worn joints and muscle spasms. Although it is common, neck pain can be debilitating and affect daily activities. Join Dr. John V. Prunskis, an independent physician specializing in pain management on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, as he discusses common …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Centegra officials thank community for outpouring of support.
Firefighters. Students. Moms. Professionals. Officials. The list of people testifying at an Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board public hearing last year on Centegra Health System's plan for a Huntley hospital was long. Huntley Fire Chief James Saletta was one of the people who testified in favor of the hospital. At the time, he said having a hospital close by was a matter of life or death for some patients. It was good news for the Huntley Fire Protection District to learn the IHFSRB approved the $233 million, 128-bed hospital on Haligus and Reed roads. “We are excited because the biggest thing is our transport times will be cut in half,” Deputy Chief Ken Caudle said. Currently, the transportation time is 20 minutes to …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
State health board approves plan for a Huntley hospital on Centegra Health Care campus at Haligus and Reed Roads.
A flurry of emails gave Rita Slawek the exciting news that she had longed to hear. “Everybody was like, yeah! We got it,” said Rita Slawek, president of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. The news Tuesday that the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved Centegra Hospital-Huntley spread through Huntley via social media and word of mouth. “People are excited,” said Slawek, who attended a hearing in December 2011 where the board narrowly rejected the plan. Tuesday’s news more than made up for that disappointment. The review board approved a Certificate of Need (CON) for a $233 million, 128-bed hospital at Haligus and Reed Roads by a vote of 6-3. “Centegra Health System has been an outstanding partner for many years …