I would like to take the opportunity to introduce a new era for Centegra Health System with the announcement of Centegra Health & Wellness Network (CHWN). Our health system, along with our affiliated medical staff that includes independent and employed physicians, has embarked on the development of CHWN. This network is the formation of a clinically integrated organization that will provide payer contracting, care management infrastructure and support services. It allows our physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers to focus their attention on our most valued commodity, the patient.
CHWN provides its members with high quality, efficient and personal healthcare to help members proactively manage their health. CWHN includes access to a full continuum of conveniently located health services, from wellness and prevention to highly advanced treatments. CHWN can offer this advantage since it is part of Centegra Health System, the healthcare leader in McHenry County that offers state-of-the-art medicine throughout its convenient and integrated healthcare delivery model.
On January 1, 2013, CHWN became a participating medical network with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) HMO Illinois and Blue Advantage HMO plans. The creation of CHWN allows Centegra Health System and our affiliated physicians to evolve in a new era of healthcare demands and complexities. This organization will provide for the competencies in population management and payer contracting to serve the needs of our affiliated physicians in providing the highest quality of healthcare to the vast community that we serve. As an integrated healthcare organization, we are pleased to continue to provide you and your family with the highest level of service and technology.
Michael S. Eesley
Chief Executive Officer
Centegra Health System