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Unified Medical Staff Rules, Regulations and Policies

At the quarterly staff meeting on September 2, 2015 the active medical staff members will be voting on the unified rules, regulations, and policies.

For more information click here.

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apprec dinner

Centegra Medical Staff Appreciation Event

Providers Save the Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6pm

Invitations being mailed August 10
Boulder Ridge Country Club
350 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills

RSVP by Friday, September 18

centegra.org/autumn or call 815-788-5885

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Teamwork Awards

Excellence in Teamwork Awards

Your vote is needed to select the physician and allied health professional you think best deserve the Centegra Excellence in Teamwork Awards. Go online and vote today at centegra.org/vote

Pharmacy Transition of Care Services Order Set

Starting September 1, 2015 a new order set will be available in which providers can put in an order for various pharmacy services for their patients upon discharge. The “Pharmacy Transition of Care Services” order set will have the three orders below:

Phrarmacy Transition of Care Services

  • Pharmacist to Provide Medication Counseling at Discharge– MTM Pharmacist follows up with discharge counseling and provides clear medication list.
  • Dispense Prescriptions at the Bedside before Discharge if the patient chooses to utilize Centegra Care Connections Pharmacy – Transition Specialist is notified to visit the patient and collect the prescriptions.
  • Pharmacist to Provide Follow Up Counseling 1-3 days after Discharge – Centegra Retail Pharmacist is notified to contact the patient after discharge to address any medication compliance issues.

For any questions or concerns please reach out to the physician support liaisons at 815-759-4330.

Very Important: Phone Extension Changes Scheduled for August 21, 2015

Why are the extensions changing?

Extensions ranges need to be expanded in order to accommodate growth within the health system and to prepare for the addition of Centegra Hospital-Huntley.

Who will be affected?

All Centegra phone system users will need to start dialing seven digits to reach users within the health system instead of the current four digits.

When will this change take place?

Starting at 10 p.m, Friday, August 21st, all phone extensions including Spectralinks will be converted to seven digits.

How long will it take?

There will be a short disruption (less than five minutes) in service as the conversion takes place. Voicemail and other ancillary systems will be converted throughout the evening.

Will any numbers stay the same?

Callers will continue to use either 696 or 911 for emergencies depending on their location. You will still dial “0” to reach the switchboard operator. Patients can continue to use 6325 to order room service.

Common extensions listed below will have 4-digit short cuts.
shortcut ext

Will this affect callers from outside Centegra?

No, all the Centegra 10-digit telephone numbers will remain the same.

Will the patient phones work the same?

The patient room extensions will change to the new numbering scheme. The new patient room extensions will be 111+bed+room. However, when family members call the hospital main numbers, they can continue to dial the bed + room.

For a printable copy of the information above click here.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Maureen Olson at ext.7598202 or 815-759-8202.

Targeted Therapy for Colon Cancer

Please join us on Wednesday September 16, 2015 for a CME Event sponsored by the Centegra Cancer Committee. Michael Soble, M.D. will be speaking on the topic of Targeted Therapy for Colon Cancer.

For more information on the event click here.

For a printable copy of the information click here.

ICD-9 to ICD-10 Crosswalk (by Specialty)

Check out the link below to view a list of reference cards provided by AAPC.


Surgeon scorecards

Individual surgeon scorecards have now been published by CMS. The link is now available from the “links” menu on this site for from here.

Outpatient Sleep Study

On July 21st, a new process was put into place to identify inpatients that may benefit from an outpatient sleep study.

The process starts at admission with an initial screening performed by nursing. If the patient scores high on the initial screen, our sleep technician, Andrea Ramberg, will visit the patient to conduct a more thorough screening with the patient. If after that screening, the patient is a candidate for an outpatient sleep study, Andrea will be contacting the attending physician for an order and work with scheduling to schedule the test post-discharge. Andrea will also educate the patient on sleep apnea and the risks associated with it, while helping the patient understand how cpap therapy can benefit them.

Andrea has seven years’ experience in the sleep field and is very knowledgeable about how sleep apnea can affect a patient’s long term health.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rebecca Rockwood at 815-759-4845 or Andrea Ramberg at 815-759-4214.

Paragon Downtime July 22,2015

Paragon Database Upgrade

Paragon will be unavailable from 10:00pm Wednesday 07/22/2015 through 6:00am Thursday 07/23/2015 during the upgrade.

MPF/HPF will be available for medical record access.