Mission: The mission of memorial medical center is to provide quality healthcare services with innovative and responsible use of resources and promote wellness for the greater mchenry county area.
Programs: Centegra health system (centegra) coordinates the delivery of health care services by assisting in the management of centegra hospital- mchenry (northern illinois medical center) and centegra hospital - woodstock (memorial medical center), (the medical centers), and centegra health system foundation, health bridge corporation and nimed corporation (affiliates). In march 2014 centegra health system broke ground at centegra hospital - huntley. Centegra's mission is to inspire and engage our community in their health and wellness. We provide quality health care services with innovative and responsible use of resources and promote wellness for the greater mchenry county area in illinois. During its fiscal year 2014, centegra health system sponsored more than 259 community events. These events touched more than 250,000 individuals. The medical centers provide optimum quality health care, delivered by competent hospital and medical center staff, to all whom seek its services regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, age, or ability to pay. The primary mission of the medical centers is to enhance the health of the community as the preferred health care organization providing outstanding service and value. It is the medical centers' objective to serve the community with respect to providing health care services and education. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operation and stability of the medical centers, it is recognized that not all individuals possess the ability to purchase essential medical services. Therefore, in keeping with the medical centers' commitment to serve all members of its community, free care and/or subsidized care will be considered where the need and/or an individual's inability to pay exist. Medical services are provided in a dignified manner to medicare, medicaid and indigent patients. System-wide, community benefits included approximately $8. 4 million of charity care, over $40 million of government sponsored indigent health care, and $4. 6 million of other community benefits. The medical centers' services include, but are not limited to: centegra hospital-mchenry is a 179-bed facility located about 50 miles outside of chicago. The hospital is the region's leading provider of advanced cardiovascular treatments through the centegra cardiovascular & thoracic center. It is also home to the centegra hip & knee replacement center, the centegra sage cancer center and the centegra family birth center. As part of centegra health system, centegra hospital-mchenry achieved magnet designation for nursing excellence. Centegra hospital-mchenry provides sophisticated treatments and advanced technology to address the most serious medical conditions. These include: *open-heart surgery and heart catheterizations *joint replacement surgeries *a level ii trauma center and on-site flight for life helicopter *certified chest pain and stroke centers *advanced cancer treatments including radiation and medical oncology *labor and delivery and on-site 24/7 obstetrics and neonatology hospitalists *intensive care *medical-surgical care and 24/7 hospitalist care *outpatient surgery *state-of-the-art medical imaging centegra hospital-woodstock is a 160-bed facility located about 60 miles outside of chicago. The hospital provides exceptional inpatient and outpatient care and has won top awards for patient safety and satisfaction. As part of centegra health system, centegra hospital-woodstock achieved magnet designation for nursing excellence. Centegra hospital - woodstock provides sophisticated treatments and advanced technology to address the most serious medical conditions, including: *a level ii trauma center and on-site flight for life helicopter *certified chest pain and stroke centers *intensive care *medical-surgical care and 24/7 hospitalist care *outpatient surgery *inpatient behavioral health services *weight-loss surgery through the centegra healthy living institute *state-of-the-art medical imaging centegra health system foundation provides fund-raising services for centegra health system in conjunction with the medical centers. The proceeds of these activities are used to purchase medical equipment and supplies, therefore enabling the medical centers to better serve the community. Health bridge corporation provides various rehabilitation services for the medical centers in conjunction with centegra health system, by providing a fitness center and pool that serves the community in various capacities and sponsors and hosts assorted educational programs. Nimed corporation aids in the management of the medical centers and several satellite locations within the centegra health system organization. The medical centers' and the affiliates' program accomplishments are summarized below. Support groups centegra health system, in conjunction with the medical centers and affiliates, sponsors or hosts many support groups for its patients as well as the community. The following ongoing support groups are held at the medical centers, affiliates or in the community and are free of charge. By supporting these groups, the medical centers and affiliates are able to provide one or all of the following: *staff professionals who either act as facilitators of the group or function as "guest speakers" *space offered free of charge *free marketing to educate the community about these services. Programs sponsored by the medical centers and or affiliates in conjunction with centegra health system include: *alcoholics' anonymous is a twelve-step program for individuals recovering from alcohol dependence. *alcoholics' anonymous, women's group is a special group for women. *al-anon is a twelve-step program group for codependent individuals. *arthritis support group is for individuals with arthritis. *a. W. A. K. E. Support group is for those individuals with sleep apnea *better breathers club is for those individuals with pulmonary disease and their families. *cancer transitions focuses on the needs of cancer survivors who have finished treatment with the last two years. *caregivers' support group is for those who care for someone with a chronic or life-threatening illness. *creating expressions links artistic experience with the emotional benefits of cancer management. *diabetes support group is for individuals with diabetes and their families. *epilepsy support group is for individuals with epilepsy and their families. *families' anonymous is a support group for families with chemically dependent members. *fibromyalgia support group is for those suffering from fibromyalgia. *get help live longer is a smoking cessation education and support group. *hat's off is a group for women diagnosed with any type of cancer meeting every month. *headwinds is a support group offered to survivors of traumatic brain injury and their family members and caregivers. Participation in conjunction with the pioneer center, providing information on topics such managing behavioral problems and the financial issues of long-term care. *hope: high on positive energy is for women living with breast cancer *infertility support group is a group for couples or individuals experiencing infertility problems. *living with grief, sponsored by centegra pastoral care, offers support for adults grieving the loss of a loved one. *looking beyond is for people diagnosed with cancer, their family members, and friends. *look good feel better is a free program offered by the american cancer society and teaches beauty techniques to women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment. *make today count is a group for anyone with a life-threatening illness as well as their family and friends. The purpose of the program is to help members cope and gain emotional strength. The group also puts participants in touch with professional resources available to help them. *mchenry county crisis line provides 24-hour mental health information, referral services, and crisis assistance. *multiple sclerosis (ms) support group is under the illinois chapter of the national multiple sclerosis society. The group is open to persons with ms, their family members and others interested in the treatment and management of the disease. *narcotics anonymous is a twelve-step support program for those recovering from narcotics dependence. *nuts and bolts is a unique support group for stroke survivors who are 55 years of age or younger. The emphasis of this group is on assisting the families as they adapt to the special lifestyle changes of the young stroke survivor. *pathfinders is a support group for adults with any cancer diagnosis. *partnering through care is for those living with cancer and their care partners. *partners in cancer transitions is a monthly educational support group for cancer survivors and their care partners. *perinatal grief support group is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a newborn or an infant through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or sudden infant death