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CGH Celebrates Home Care and Hospice Month

Hospital news | Friday, November 22, 2019

Contact: Rebecca Green

During November, CGH Medical Center and the home care and hospice community across the nation, honors the nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. As the preferred choice for most patients, home health care helps many seniors remain independent at home, enrich their lives, and keep in touch with those they love.

“Home care helps the disabled, chronically ill, and elderly remain independent at home for as long as possible,” said Mary Jean Derreberry, BSN, RNC, Director of CGH Home Nursing, Pain Clinic & Nursing Professional Development. “Data shows that home health visits can reduce the likelihood of hospital readmission by as much as 25%. We’re thankful for our home health team that works day in and day out to allow families to stay together, in the comfort of their own homes.”

Serving patients in Whiteside, Lee, Ogle, Carroll and Bureau counties, CGH Home Nursing provides highly qualified, caring professionals (including registered nurses, physical or occupational therapists, certified home health aides, speech pathologists, and medical social workers) at a level that meets and exceeds the healthcare industry’s highest standards, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For questions or more information about our Home Nursing services, visit or call (815) 622-0836 or toll-free (800) 377-2828.