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SWEDISHAMERICAN’S SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM EARNS JRCERT ACCREDITATION

ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce that its School of Radiography has received maximum eight-year accreditation status after a thorough review by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

“As a program, we are very proud to receive this award,” said program director at the School of Radiography, Connie Salsbury. “JRCERT accreditation ensures that programs provide a high level of education and promote the development of high quality radiographers.”

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES REMOVE VISITOR AGE RESTRICTIONS

With decreasing influenza activity in the Rock River Region, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, Mercyhealth, SwedishAmerican, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and Crusader Community Health in cooperation with the Winnebago County Health Department, have removed visitor restrictions and the masking requirements of unvaccinated healthcare staff.


The Winnebago County Health Department and the healthcare community continues to remind everyone:

SWEDISHAMERICAN TEAMS UP WITH GOODWILL FOR SPRING DONATION DRIVE

SwedishAmerican is proud to announce its annual Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Donation Drive will run March 25 through April 8. SwedishAmerican employees are encouraged to bring gently-used items to work and donate them in bin collection areas located at 18 locations throughout the system.

 

SWEDISHAMERICAN PARTNERS WITH RRVBC FOR “THANK THE DONOR” PROGRAM

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce a new partnership project with the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) entitled “Thank the Donor.” “Thank the Donor” allows recipients of blood transfusions the opportunity to send anonymous messages to the person who donated the blood they received.

Healthcare Systems Enhance Control Measures As Influenza Numbers Rise

Due to the high number of influenza (flu) cases in the Rock River Region, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, Mercyhealth, SwedishAmerican, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and Crusader Community Health in cooperation with the Winnebago County Health Department, are restricting visitors to their facilities and are requiring healthcare staff wear masks if they have not been vaccinated for influenza this season.

SWEDISHAMERICAN PARTNERS WITH ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IN FIGHT AGAINST OPIOID ADDICTION

SwedishAmerican has been recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) as one of only 14 Illinois hospitals that will participate in its Warm Hand-off Program to combat opioid addiction.

The IDHS Hospital Warm Hand-off Program connects recovery support specialists directly to patients with opioid use disorder while they are in the hospital recovering from an overdose or receiving other hospital treatment.

SWEDISHAMERICAN TO HOLD PUBLIC PRESENTATION ON HEART HEALTH

SwedishAmerican is pleased to offer a free community presentation on heart health. The public presentation “Your Heart Health” will be held at the KeenAge Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Lane, in Belvidere on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m. This event is one way SwedishAmerican is celebrating Heart Month in February.

NEW SWEDISHAMERICAN EMPLOYER-BASED CLINIC OPENS ON NORTH MAIN STREET

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce that its new employer-sponsored Partners Health Center is now open. Located in the same building as our North Main Clinic at 2601 N. Main Street, Partners Health Center offers participating health plan members primary care needs from a single location.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Endocrine Surgeon, Dr. Maria Bates

SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome our new endocrine surgeon, Maria Bates, MD. Dr. Bates received her medical degree from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary and completed general surgery residency at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Madison.