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CGH Medical Center is a progressive acute care facility located in the heart of the Sauk Valley, in 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.

Our People

CGH Medical Center benefits from a long history of well-managed growth and currently employs over 1500 caring people. The medical staff consists of 115 physicians specializing in 35 areas of medicine. Visit our Employment Opportunities at

Our Services

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 two state-of-the-art Cath Labs 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 daycare center adjacent to the campus.

Giving Back to Our Community

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 2020, CGH and its 16 satellite facilities provided at cost more than $42.0 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. 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.

Our Results

In FY2020, CGH Medical Center and its subsidiaries operated on a total budget of over $220 million. Annual adult and pediatric admissions in 2020 reached 4,350 and 559 babies were born. CGH had a total of 13,893 adult and pediatric patient days in 2020. Surgical patient cases totaled 4,056 and the Emergency Department had 25,681 patient encounters. The cardiac cath lab completed its fifteenth year by performing 1,200 procedures. In FY2020, CGH has a payer mix which includes: 50.1% Medicare, 13.0% commercial insurance, 16.5% Blue Cross, 16.8% Medicaid, self-pay/all others 3.6%. CGH derived approximately 58% of its total operating revenues from hospital based inpatient care and outpatient services, 4% from the Illinois Medicaid Hospital Assessment program, 35% from CGH Health Clinics and CGH Main Clinic physician services, and 3% from other operating revenue sources.