CGH Medical Center is a progressive acute care facility located in the Rock River Valley region of Northern Illinois. Since opening in 1909, CGH has consistently received high ratings for delivering quality care to our community, positive public awareness, safety, and high patient satisfaction. CGH is committed to the health and wellness of our community, and to providing leadership in the healthcare field. This includes public education and free to low-cost early detection activities.
A major expansion was completed in 2008, which produced a new suite of surgical rooms, a new Obstetrics Department and Birthing Center, a new Critical Care Unit, and a new Digestive Health Center. In the spring of 2015, CGH opened a second Cardiac Cath Lab, and a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department with technologies focused on enhancing the patient experience and better serving our community’s changing healthcare needs. The new ER features 26 private treatment rooms, six easy care areas, two new trauma rooms, secured access, and streamlined registration.
CGH Medical Center benefits from a long history of well-managed growth and currently employs over 1400 caring people. The medical staff consists of 140 physicians specializing in 35 areas of medicine. In a recent survey, CGH employee satisfaction was rated as one of the highest in the country. Visit our Employment Opportunities at www.cghmc.com/careers.
Inpatient services include a 36-bed medical unit, a 28-bed surgical unit, 10 birthing center suites, 6 pediatric beds, and 18 CCU/ICU/Biotelemetry beds. Outpatient services include a state-of-the-art Cath Lab and a CAP accredited laboratory. Diagnostic imaging services include a 64-ring CT scanner, nuclear medicine with SPECT scanning, ultrasound, dedicated mammography including digital mammography and an in-house, high field MRI. Other departments and services include a neurology laboratory, a GI laboratory and nutritional support, pain management, pharmacy, and respiratory therapy. In addition, CGH offers an ambulatory surgical center, a Digestive Health Center, physical and occupational therapy, a diabetic education department, a wound care center, pre-hospital paramedic level EMS, and a 24-hour trauma ready emergency department. CGH operates its own Day Care Center adjacent to the campus.
CGH's service area includes 105,000 people. The job base is both agricultural and industrial. Eastern Whiteside County - population 59,000 - is CGH's main service area and produces 80% of yearly patient volume.
During our fiscal year 2015, CGH and its 16 satellite facilities provided at cost more than $37.5 million in free and discounted care to the communities we serve. Care provided to patients without insurance or other financial means to pay for their treatment have a major influence on the financial performance of hospitals and clinics. These services are comprised of charity care provided to patients who cannot afford medical care, or patients who cannot pay their medical bills. CGH has offered programs that provide deep discounts to patients without insurance for the past few years. Effective January 1, 2014, Illinois expanded medical coverage to adults under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) program. The program has significantly reduce the number of uninsured by providing affordable coverage options through Medicaid and new Health Insurance Exchanges. As a result of the ACA expansion program, charity care, bad debt, and self-pay discounts combined total was $16.2 million which is a $30 million decrease as compared to the prior fiscal year. CGH also continuously gives back to our community through community sponsorships; donations and support; community partnerships; and supplementation of Community Services and Foundation programs, which provide for the health and wellness of our community.
In FY2015, CGH Medical Center and its subsidiaries operated on a total budget of over $190 million. Annual adult admissions in 2015 reached 5,074 and 555 babies were born. CGH had a total of 15,523 adult and pediatric patient days in 2015. Surgical patient procedures totaled 4,227 and the Emergency Department had 28,700 patient encounters. The cardiac cath lab completed its tenth year by performing 991 heart procedures. In FY2015, CGH has a payer mix which includes: 48.2% Medicare, 16.8% commercial insurance, 13.5% Blue Cross, 18.5% Medicaid, self-pay/all others 3%. CGH derived approximately 57% of its total operating revenues from hospital based inpatient care and outpatient services, 3% from the Illinois Medicaid Hospital Assessment program, 38% from CGH Health Clinics and CGH Main Clinic physician services, and 2% from other operating revenue sources.