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Join CGH for the 2nd Annual “Healthy & Bright” Holiday Lighting Ceremony (11-17-2015)
Sterling, IL (November 17, 2015) - CGH Medical Center and the CGH Auxiliary cordially invite the public to the second annual “Healthy & Bright” Holiday Lighting Ceremony, presented by the CGH Auxiliary. The lighting will be held on Tuesday, November 24. Help us light up Sterling as thousands of holiday lights illuminate CGH Medical Center and the CGH Main Clinic, with the addition of lights on the east side of the new ER.

CGH Milledgeville Offers Expanded Hours and Services (11-13-2015)
(Sterling, IL – November 13, 2015) - Earlier this week CGH Medical Center relaunched the CGH Milledgeville Medical Center. The clinic is now staffed full-time by Lynne Coffey, FNP, and offers expanded hours and same-day appointments. Located at 601 E. Old Mill Street, the clinic is one of 16 clinics in the rural CGH service area providing quality care to our outlying communities.

CGH Seamlessly Implements New ICD-10 Coding System (11-12-2015)
(Sterling, IL – November 12, 2015)—On October 1, 2015 ICD-10 took effect in the US health care system. According to the CDC, ICD-10 stands for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision and is a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, and external causes of injury or diseases.

October is Audiology Awareness Month (9-30-2015)
(Sterling, IL - September 30, 2015)— Hearing loss is an increasing health concern in this nation that is often preventable. Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, according to the American Academy of Audiology. More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65. Taking time to see an audiologist for regular hearing screenings and knowing the signs of hearing loss can protect your hearing. In response to the growing number of Americans suffering from hearing loss, CGH Audiology has joined the American Academy of Audiology to promote National Audiology Awareness Month this October.

CGH Medical Center Designated as "Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital" (9-17-2015)
CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Illinois has been recognized as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), as of September 8, 2015.

24th Annual Pumpkin Dash Set for October 3 (9-14-2015)
Sterling, IL (September 14, 2015) – It’s time once again for area kids to put on their running shoes as the 24th annual Great Pumpkin Dash Cross Country Festival is just around the corner! The Pumpkin Dash sponsored by CGH Medical Center, the Sterling Park District, and Kunes Country Auto Group will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at Hoover Park in Sterling. On-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues throughout the morning. The first race begins at 11 a.m.

“Strong Bones” Exercise Class (8-20-2015)
STERLING, IL (August 20, 2015) - CGH Medical Center’s Community Services Department and the CGH Health Foundation are pleased to announce that the next “Strong Bones” class will start in Sterling beginning September 9.

CGH Rachel Burr/John Kellen Healthcare Scholarship Recipients (8-3-2015)
Lauren Fitzwater, left, of Erie, and Linda Cassel, right, of Dixon, are the two recipients of the 2015 Rachel Burr/John Kellen Healthcare Scholarship from CGH Medical Center. Congratulating them (center) is Dr. Paul Steinke, President and CEO CGH Medical Center.

CGH Seeks Top Dogs…and Their Humans…for the Love on a Leash Therapy Program (6-16-2015)
Temperament Testing Set for July 15, 2015 CGH Medical Center is recruiting well-trained, well-mannered dogs – and their humans – for its Love on a Leash animal-assisted therapy program. As part of this program, therapy dogs and their owners visit the hospital to bring comfort to patients, helping reduce stress and pain levels, while also improving patient/staff communication.


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