Centegra Health System announced plans Tuesday to expand and move its inpatient behavioral health services from Centegra Specialty Hospital-Woodstock to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock on Route 14 and Doty Road.
As McHenry County’s only provider of inpatient beds for behavioral health care, Centegra has seen additional community need for these services during the past few years, according to a Centegra Health System press release.
“Behavioral health care is an important service for our community. We are proud of our commitment to increase behavioral health bed capacity from 24 to 34 for this patient population,” said Jason Sciarro, president and chief operating officer for Centegra.
Centegra also will consolidate obstetric (OB) services to an expanded and renovated childbirth center with more private rooms at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. Both of these bed changes require approval from the Illinois Health Facilities Services and Review Board and are not anticipated to be fully complete until 2015.
The hope of having all OB delivery services in McHenry is to allow mothers to enjoy a newly renovated unit designed to provide maximum comfort for mothers, babies and families, including additional private rooms.
“…Consolidating OB services to one Centegra facility will provide one center of excellence staffed by OB physicians and specialized nurses who collaborate to provide high-quality, efficient and compassionate care," said Sciarro in a news release. "When Centegra Hospital-Huntley is completed in 2016, an additional 20 OB beds will be opened in the women’s center at Centegra Hospital-Huntley and Centegra will provide two centers of excellence for childbirth and newborn care.”
Centegra Health System does not anticipate any reduction in workforce as a result of these changes, although additional behavioral health associates may be needed to staff the expanded unit at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.
Centegra Physician Care obstetricians/gynecologists will continue practicing at all existing sites including the Huntley, Woodstock, Crystal Lake and McHenry medical office buildings, providing convenient office locations for patients.
OB education classes, as well as gynecological surgeries and procedures, will continue to be offered at both CH-M and CH-W. The emergency department at CH-W remains fully prepared to treat any pregnant mother in need, including delivery if necessary.
Source: Centegra Health System press release