CGH Medical Center

About CGH Medical Center

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 community is well-connected. Chicago is only 114 miles from the Sauk Valley. The Quad Cities and Rockford are each only 55 miles away. Sterling and Rock Falls are also served by the Whiteside County Airport, with available connections to Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports. The Quad Cities and Rockford airports also have major air connections.


Certified Nurse Aide

May 2018 - August 2019 Sterling, IL
“I loved my co workers and the environment i spent my days in. I also loved that shifts were 12 hours and therefore 3 shifts a week was full-time. I also loved that i had the opportunity to pick up lots of overtime! I also knew there was always someone to help if i needed it. ”
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