Mercy Pounds Centegra for Abandoning Woodstock

Hospital wars continue in McHenry County. Wisconsin-based Mercy Health System lobed rhetoric at Centegra in the Woodstock Independent, the dominant health care provider in McHenry County after Centegra filed suit to stop a state-approved 13-bed Mercy hospital in Crystal Lake. … Continue reading

Financial Problems Facing Centegra

Lakewood bond analyst offers the following take on Centegra’s desired affiliation with Northwestern Memorial Healthcare (joint press release here.) Centegra built a big new hospital in Huntley in order to stave off competition from Mercy Hospital. But building more beds … Continue reading

Local Hospitals Score 3’s and 4’s Out of 5

Medicare has put out patient reviews of hospitals. There’s a five star rating system and local hospitals got 3’s and 4’s. Friday the Chicago Tribune had a huge article about the new program, including a list in descending order of … Continue reading

Local Hospitals’ Five Star Ratings

Chicago Crain’s Business has hospital ratings by HealthGrades. There are a number of categories which were judged. In descending order from a score of 22 Five Star ratings for Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, the list descends to … Continue reading

Tribune Notices Medicare Penalties for Hospitals with High Readmission Rates

Almost twenty days ago, McHenry County Blog reported on Medicare penalties being levied by the Federal government on local hospitals. While the article focused on hospitals serving local patients, a Chicago Tribune article Thursday reported on hospitals statewide. Being early … Continue reading