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SWEDISHAMERICAN ACHIEVES LEVEL III PERINATAL STATUS, WILL OPEN NICU FOR THE FIRST TIME

ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce it has received Level III Perinatal Status from the Illinois Department of Public Health, allowing the hospital to operate a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first time. Level III neonatal designation is the highest level of neonatal care currently recognized by the state.

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.