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SwedishAmerican’s Lesley Medrano Honored at Rockford YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 5, 2014

SwedishAmerican Health System is proud to announce Lesley Medrano was awarded the 2014 YWCA Promise Award at the annual YWCA Leader Luncheon on March 3.

The YWCA Promise Award is given to reaffirm the YWCA’s commitment to young women and their importance to the organization’s future and mission. The nominee must be a young woman between the ages of 18 and 35 and have sufficient community service and professional success to indicate her potential for extraordinary leadership and service.

Medrano has been employed at SwedishAmerican for 13 years and serves as an organization development performance & e-learning specialist in the Human Resources department. She has demonstrated her passion for advocacy as a board member of the Rockford YMCA, committee member of the YMCA Black/Latino Achievers Program and the Boy Scouts of America Ranger District, and volunteer for the Rockford Area Mexican Business Association, Rockford Rescue Mission and Northern Illinois Food Bank. Additionally, she is a Rockford Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rockford alumnus, former La Voz Latina community outreach member and a former Junior League RAISE program mentor.

This is the Rockford YWCA’s 36th year hosting the event. Funds from the luncheon are used to develop and expand programming and advocacy for women and families’ economic self-sufficiency, with a clear commitment to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. To learn more, visit www.ywca.org/rockford.

About SwedishAmerican Health System

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The health system is comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency, and a foundation.

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Paul Greenland
Katryna Kirby

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