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Medical Staff Newsletter

In an effort to clear up your mailboxes of paper, the Medical Staff Newsletter is going electronic! The first monthly Medical Staff Newsletter will be sent to your email on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The monthly Medical Staff Newsletter will be sent on the second Tuesday of every month. Enjoy!

ICD-10 Quick Start Guide

Click here for an ICD-10 quick start guide.

Click on the link below for more tips on each step in the quick start guide:







HIM will begin new hours starting July 6, 2015

Internal Customers & Continuity of Care Requests:

  • M-F: 6:30am-5:30pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am-3:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am-4:30pm


  • M-F: 8:00am-4:30pm

Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service

Behavioral Health Consultants in the Care Coordination Department will partner alongside our Inpatient Psychiatric Service to more readily serve our patients. The Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service (formerly Behavioral Health Consultants) will work in conjunction with our psychiatrists to assess for risk, place hold orders, patient safety companion orders and determine appropriate level of care. The goal is to create a service that mimics our ED structure which relies on the collaboration between our Crisis Associates and ED Physicians with telephonic psychiatric support to serve this population. This shift in process allows for 7 day a week coverage with no gaps in psychiatric service by utilizing the Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service as an extension of the Psychiatric Service by both improving the care for our patients on our inpatient units and affecting our throughput efforts.

Starting Monday June 8, 2015 there will be changes to multiple order sets in Paragon.

The Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service order will be replacing the following orders:

  • Behavioral Health Consult
  • CD Evaluation
  • Psychiatry Consult (Add Instructions: MD and Reason)

Multiple order sets will be impacted by this change. Most used order sets affected:

  • OB – Labor and Delivery Admission; Adult
  • OB – Postpartum Admission; Adult
  • Behavioral Health Admission; Adult
  • OB – Cesarean Section, Post Op; Adult
  • Hold Order
  • Alcohol Withdrawal; Adult Module
  • OB – Cesarean Section, Pre Op; Adult
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Adult Module
  • Bariatric Surgery Admission
  • Bariatric Discharge Orders
  • Ischemic Stroke; Adult
  • Heart Failure Admission; Adult
  • Opiate Withdrawal; Adult Module
  • OB – General Admission; Adult

**If these order sets were previously on your favorite orders list then they will need to be added back to that list**

All the order sets affected can be found here.

Mission Lifeline

We are very pleased to announce that Centegra Hospital-Woodstock has received the Mission: Lifeline Referring Center – Bronze Level Recognition Award and Centegra Hospital McHenry has received the Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center – Gold – Plus Level Recognition Award. These awards are granted to hospitals that successfully implement specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 911 call and continuing through hospital care.

Centegra Health System is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients who suffer heart attacks, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us to accomplish that goal through the use of nationally recognized clinical guidelines.

We are very pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care, and are very proud of all our team members that make this possible. Congratulations to the Doctors and Associates whose work has earned this achievement.

Connie Secor, Director of Cardiovascular and Surgical Services at CHS
Rachel Sebastian, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, CHM
Dr. Sheila Senn, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, CHW

ICD-10 Kick-off Information

On April 27th & May 26th Centegra’s HIM department conducted a presentation Kicking-off ICD-10. Dr. Janowtiz, from BCBS, also presented on May 26th regarding ICD-10. Below are the links to the presentations by Centegra HIM and Dr. Janowitz.

ICD-10 Overview by: Centegra Health System

ICD-10: Preparing for the Challenges Ahead by: Robert Janowitz, MD

NEW: CPOE Auto Search

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 we turned on the Auto Search function within CPOE inside Paragon. Providers will now see a list of orders available in the system instead of the search history inside the CPOE Search section inside Paragon. For any questions or concerns contact the EMR Physician Support Liaisons at (815)759-4330.