Community Investment Award in Crystal Lake to Good Shepherd Hospital for Intermediate Care Center across from Pingree Road Metra Station

Because my brother-in-law Dr. Joe Giangrasso (seen above with Dr. Liz Horvath) heads up the Emergency Room operation at Good Shepherd Hospital, I got advance notice last summer of his department’s new facility in Crystal Lake across from Metra’s Pingree Road Station.

It features Board Certified Emergency Care physicians on duty from 8 AM to 8 PM seven days a week. I figure there’s no need to drive out of town for most minor emergencies. And, no need to pay emergency room prices for an ER doctor’s care.

The following press release popped into my in box Friday. At the bottom is a fact I was not aware of–

more than half of Good Shepherd Hospital’s patients are from McHenry County.

City of Crystal Lake
Advocate Good Shepherd

The Economic Development Committee of the City of Crystal Lake is honoring Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for the three-story facility it opened in the community last September.

The committee announced Friday that it would present its 2008 Community Investment Award to Good Shepherd administrators at 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 25th in the lobby of their new 72,000-square foot building at 525 Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake.

The Outpatient & Immediate Care Center is also home to comprehensive imaging services, its own clinical lab, and primary care and specialty physicians.

Kathy Lapacek, vice president of business development at Good Shepherd said,

“This is a great honor for Advocate, and I think it reaffirms how seriously we take our commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of the Crystal Lake community.”

She elaborated,

“Certainly the building itself is beautiful and represents a significant investment, but we’re also very proud of our partnership with the talented doctors that provide care for area residents at our immediate care center.”

The center is the only one of its kind in McHenry County to be staffed 100 percent by board-certified emergency medicine physicians (ER doctors.)

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital:

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is an acute care medical facility with almost 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. For 30 years, Good Shepherd has served its communities by providing quality, compassionate care. It is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the top ten health care systems in the country and the largest health care delivery system in Illinois, which provided $344 million in community benefit and charity care in 2007.

Slightly more than half of all Good Shepherd patients are McHenry County residents. It is a leader in delivering some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to the northwest suburbs. Its comprehensive cardiac care center was named #1 in the State of Illinois for overall cardiac care and cardiology by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading hospital quality ratings organization.

Here’s more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

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Radiologic Techologist Mike Heft proudly showed me the Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine above.

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