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UW Health Donates $25,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. – In its ongoing commitment to the Rockford community, UW Health is donating $25,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Rockford.

This money will be used to provide caring mentors, a safe place, and quality programs designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead productive lives. Tutors, mentors, and club staff provide academic programming and social emotional learning to members each day.

UW Health Locations in Northern Illinois Loosen Visitor Restrictions

MADISON, Wis. – Starting today, UW Health locations in northern Illinois will allow additional visitors. 

In November 2021, UW Health restricted visitors amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Now, with hospitalizations at less than half their all-time high, UW Health is enabling more visitors for patients. UW Health is now allowing:

UW Health Locations in Illinois Ask for Community Support Amid Surge

ROCKFORD, Ill. – A month before omicron became the dominant COVID-19 variant, UW Health’s SwedishAmerican Hospital was already seeing record hospitalizations.

Omicron has exacerbated an already dire situation in our community. This hospital is caring for nearly 60% of the COVID-19 cases in the region, and healthcare providers in the hospital are asking for the community’s support to weather this ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases.

SWEDISHAMERICAN OPENS DISTRICT 100 WELLNESS CENTER

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, is pleased to announce the opening of its District 100 Wellness Center, an employer-based health clinic exclusive to the employees and dependents of Belvidere School District 100.

SWEDISHAMERICAN EMPLOYEES RECEIVE PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE

ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to employees Thursday, bringing hope to many frontline healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly for months during the pandemic.

SWEDISHAMERICAN FOUNDATION PRESENTS COMMITMENT TO CARING AWARD TO MISS CARLY’S

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Miss Carly’s has been awarded the prestigious Commitment to Caring community service award by SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health. The accolade was presented at Miss Carly’s today and is SwedishAmerican’s highest award given to an individual or organization in the local Rockford community.

SWEDISHAMERICAN RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVING NAPBC ACCREDITATION

ROCKFORD, Illinois – The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation to SwedishAmerican Breast Center in Rockford, Illinois.