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Centegra Hospital – McHenry Blood Drive

Please join us for our blood drive.

4201 Medical Center Drive (Classrooms)
McHenry, IL 60050

Thursday, September 28, 2017

11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Appointments are encouraged.  Please click HERE to schedule your preferred donation time or contact Volunteer Services at 815-759-4334.

The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  One in three people will need a blood donation in their lifetime.

Your donation is a lifeline to patients in local hospitals.  Every donation saves lives.

Please consider becoming a donor today.  Go to www.heartlandbc.org to see how easy it is to help save a life.

All donors will receive a $10 Colonial Café Gift Certificate

Donate blood during September and October to receive a FREE ENTRY voucher for

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest. 

The voucher is valid opening day on September 23rd through October 31st.

Don’t forget your Photo ID     ~     Walk ins Welcome

New Psychiatric Provider Answering Service

AlertMD On-Call number for Psychiatry: 815-206-3437

Effective Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Situation

There is no single point of access to contact the scheduled on-call Psychiatric Provider. At times, there is confusion around who is on-call for which service, which results in delayed responses.

Background

The Psychiatric Provider team manages multiple call lists for the ED, med floors, and inpatient behavioral health unit. Schedules are distributed across departments but become quickly outdated as schedules change.

Assessment

A single point of access is required to ensure a caller can access the correct Psychiatric

Provider within a timely fashion.

Recommendation

Utilize the Center and AlertMD to establish a single access point; populating the schedule behind the scenes to ensure each caller is accessing the most up to date on-call schedule and Provider resource.

Medical Providers, Nurses, and Care Coordinators serving patients on the Medical floors will be able to access the Psychiatric Provider by calling 815-206-3437.

After dialing this number, you will hear three options:

  1. If you are calling from the ER, please press 1
  2. If you are calling from a Medical Floor, please press 2
  3. If you are calling from the Inpatient Behavioral health floor, please press 3

Once you make your selection, you will be greeted by the operator. The operator will page the psychiatrist on call through Alert MD. The Psychiatrist has 15 minutes to respond. If they do not respond, the operator will page again.

Please contact Susan Yerkes with any issues. (815)334-5582 or Email: syerkes@centegra.com

     

CT Scan Ordering Guide Added

The new CT scan ordering guide has been added here. It can be directly viewed under Clinical -> Radiology.

CHM Receives Blue Distinction Award

From: Heidi Close, Director of Women’s Services Centegra Health System

Rachel Sebastian, President McHenry Hospital

Peggy Norton-Rosko, MSN, RN, NEA-C SVP & Chief Nursing Officer Centegra Health System __________________________________________________________________________________________

We are excited to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois recently awarded Centegra McHenry Hospital the Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation (BDC). Blue Distinction® is a national designation program recognizing healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care – safely, effectively, and cost efficiently.

Facilities are evaluated on quality metrics developed through a process that includes:

  • Input from the medical community and quality measurement experts.
  • Review of medical literature together with national quality and safety initiatives.
  • Thorough analysis of meaningful quality measures from objective, publicly available sources.

    In addition hospitals that receive the BDC Maternity Care designation must also attest to having certain structural components in place and commit to ongoing reporting and quality improvement obligations. The program also evaluates hospitals on overall patient satisfaction, including a willingness to recommend the hospital to others. Blue Distinction® Centers demonstrate better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.

    Join us in congratulating our entire Women’s Health team as they continue to provide outstanding care to our community.

Current list of Paragon ordersets

Current list of Paragon order sets are available here

Rounding Report Updates

Paragon rounding reports have been updated with:

  1. Header contains the hospital location
  2. Bed numbers sort in ascending order
  3. Footer contains the username along with date and time printed

Adding PCLS tab to flowsheets

PCLS notes can be accessed through the PCLS flowsheet

To add the PCLS (Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service )flowsheet to the set of flowsheet tabs. First click "More flowsheets"

Open flowsheets list

Click on "manage favorites"

Add PCLS flowsheet to your list

Drag PCLS to the right column

Sort order of tabs

Order of tabs can be sorted by dragging up or down

Confirm to close selection

Click confirm to close the selection

The tab will now appear in the flowsheets

How to enter a PRN order

Edit the full order

Add PRN to an order

1. Type a dash – in the PRN box to see the whole list of options

2. Click the right arrow to activate the list

Select the parameter

Submit the order

Click the submit button

Centegra Hospital Huntley Laboratory Passes Initial CAP Inspection

It is with great pleasure that we announce the successful completion of the Laboratory CAP (College of American Pathologist) inspection at Centegra Hospital Huntley.  We were surveyed Monday May 1, 2017 by 8 Inspectors from various hospitals in the Midwest as well as three College of American Pathologist inspectors.

Our Laboratory successfully met the Laboratory Accreditation Program standards in all areas.  Some corrections or additions of procedures and/or policies are required and will be fulfilled within the next 30 days.  This Accreditation also meets requirements for the Joint Commission and CMS.

The surveyors were very impressed with the quality of the laboratory and the helpfulness of the leaders and the staff.  Their comments were that the laboratory provided high quality care to our patients and was very well organized.  The inspectors stated that this was the best initial inspection they participated in.

The positive outcome of the survey is directly attributed to the daily dedication to quality demonstrated by the Associates of the laboratory.  The Laboratory Leadership and Associates are congratulated on this success!

  • Wendy Ward, MD Director of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Rebecca Rockwood, Administrative Director Laboratory Services, Respiratory, Sleep and Neurology