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SWEDISHAMERICAN OFFERS CLASS TO BECOME EMT

Rockford, Illinois – SwedishAmerican EMS System will offer a daytime class to prepare people to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). The class will run April 8 – May 20, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at SwedishAmerican’s EMS office, 4120 Charles Street.

SWEDISHAMERICAN HOSPITAL IS FIRST IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS TO INSTALL SELF-SERVE “SCRIPTCENTER” TO PICK UP PRESCRIPTIONS 24/7

SwedishAmerican unveiled a self-serve pharmacy kiosk Thursday on the third floor of its main hospital campus at 1401 E. State Street in Rockford. The free-standing “ScriptCenter” is the first of its kind in Northern Illinois.

“This easy access approach to prescription refills is safe, private, and convenient,” said SwedishAmerican Director of Pharmacy Tom Carey. “It works for patients when a traditional pharmacy doesn’t by allowing patients to pick up prescriptions when it’s convenient for them.”

SWEDISHAMERICAN CLINIC IN SOUTHWEST ROCKFORD CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

ROCKFORD, Illinois – This week SwedishAmerican celebrates the one-year anniversary of its Riverwest Clinic, the healthcare organization’s first medical facility in southwest Rockford. Located at 815 Marchesano Drive, the $4.1 million clinic offers primary care, obstetrics, lab and imaging services.  Nearly all providers and a number of staff are bilingual.

SWEDISHAMERICAN CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW EDGEWATER MEDICAL CENTER ON CITY’S NORTHWEST SIDE WITH RIBBON CUTTING

ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, celebrated the opening of its new Edgewater Medical Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.  

Leadership from SwedishAmerican, the City of Rockford and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce joined staff from the clinic for the ceremonial event.  The facility at 2909 N. Main Street on Rockford’s northwest side will open its doors to its first patients on Monday, January 13. 

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 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.