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Snow Jam II: The Rematch

Join us for the 2nd annual Centegra Snow Jam!

On January 16, members of Centegra’s administrative team and Physicians
will go head-to-head in a rematch of the 2014 basketball game for fun, yearlong
bragging rights and to benefit a great cause — the Centegra Health
System Foundation. All Associates, Physicians, Volunteers and families are
invited to attend.
basketball for a cause

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: Doors open at 7pm | Game starts at 7:30pm
Place:McHenry County College Gymnasium

Antibiograms updated

2014 updates to the antibiograms for both CHM and CHW are now posted here. Antibiograms provide information regarding local microbiologic susceptibility patterns.

Locked Deficiencies

If you see the icon below (the pencil with the red line through it) it signifies that the Deficiency has been locked and you will be unable to edit or sign that deficiency.


To prevent a deficiency from locking:

  • Sign off on all deficiencies in one sitting.


  • If opting to edit and or sign a deficiency at a later time click on the Tasklist button to exit the deficiency processing window. Clicking on the Tasklist button will properly log you off the Deficiencies processing page and will prevent the locking of that deficiency.


Please contact the Physician Support Liaisons at (815)759-4330 for any questions or concerns.

MPF Tips & Tricks

Changing default sort order in MPF

Some users may see a new default sort order. This default sort order can be changed to match a familiar paper chart as shown below by following the steps on this page.

MPF sort order

Switching between Encounter# and Document Type Viewing

To view documents from a specific visit, click on “Encounter#”.

To view documents for all visits (i.e. all H&P’s that have been dictated on a patient or medical imaging studies that have been conducted), click on “Document Type”.


A physician also has the option of picking “Encounter# (DocType-Subtitle-Doctate)”. This view will show the dictating physician without having to click into the note.


Signing Deficiencies

To invoke the “Process All” function that was available in HPF, double click on the first deficiency. After the pin is entered, deficiencies will pop up one by one for authentication.



HPF Downtime

HPF will be DOWN from:


Sunday, November 2, 4:00pm


Monday, November 3, 7:00am

(15 Hours)

Purpose: Horizon Patient Folder (HPF) is being upgraded to McKesson Patient Folder (MPF).

Transcribed History and Physicals, Progress Notes and Consults will be auto-printed on nursing units through the weekend for availability during the MPF upgrade downtime.

For information about MPF click here.

Ebola Awareness

At this week’s Open Forums, you’ll hear information about Centegra’s preparation for the possible event that we encounter a patient suspected of having the Ebola virus. Centegra Health System is prepared. Key leaders are regularly meeting to ensure best practices are in place that align with the current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Centegra takes this threat seriously. Our teams are working with the McHenry County Department of Health, Illinois Department of Health and other local agencies to ensure our response is well coordinated with our community partners. Please talk to your leader about your department’s role in our process.

Immediate isolation will be implemented for patients who have traveled to high-risk areas in Africa in the last 21 days and present with the following symptoms:

  • A fever of 100.5 or higher
  • Flu-like symptoms

All Associates and Physicians will wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) until Ebola is ruled out. Patients who call our facilities with these complaints will be triaged and directed through the Centegra Hospital-McHenry Emergency Department for instructions prior to arrival at the hospital.

Key contacts for more information:
CH-McHenry: Karen Van Buren, RN, Infection Preventionist 815-759-4574
CH-Woodstock: Cindy Schweder, RN, CIC, Infection Preventionist 815-334-3916
CPC and Centegra Immediate Care: Basia Scherbaum, RN, MSN 815-337-1985
Media Inquiries: Michelle Green, Senior PR Coordinator 847-341-0274

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Editing Doses on Active Medications

Please REFRAIN from using the “edit” button to change a DOSE on an active medication. When a provider edits a dose on an active medication pharmacy is unable to profile that medication. If a dose must be changed on an active medication please DISCONTINUE the medication and place a new order with the desired dose.

Editing Meds 1*Click to enlarge the image

Editing Meds 2*Click to enlarge the image