SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce Natalie Wilson, MBA, BSN, RN has been named director of the Regional Cancer Center. Effective February 12, Natalie previously served as an operations manager at SwedishAmerican Stateline Clinic in Roscoe.
Natalie brings 15 years of nursing experience, ten of which was in pediatric oncology at UW Health, and six years working in management. A Rockford native, Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Rockford University.
SwedishAmerican Foundation to Celebrate 100 Years of Philanthropy with Annual Fundraising Gala on March 3
The SwedishAmerican Foundation is excited to announce it is hosting its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, March 3 at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford. Swedes’ Night (formerly known as Cruise) is now the party to attend with several exciting changes – a new look, a new feel and lots of fun.
SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health will host an Interactive Trauma Simulation Conference on Thursday, March 1 at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 E. State Street, 1st floor conference rooms. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM and the conference will take place from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Speakers and topics include:
• Welcome by SwedishAmerican Trauma Medical Director Dr. James Cole, JR., DO, FACS.
• Bill Light, MNSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN of Solheim Enterprizes will lead the seminar. Topics include:
SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere is pleased to announce it has incorporated one of the most advanced diagnostic imaging tools available to improve patient access and help physicians provide the best medical outcomes possible. The new Signa Voyager 1.5T Wide Bore MRI system from GE Healthcare offers shorter exams and greater comfort for patients, while providing higher diagnostic confidence for doctors.
SwedishAmerican Pediatrician Dr. Manika Bhateja recently relocated to SwedishAmerican Stateline Clinic, located at 4282 E. Rockton Road, Roscoe. Previously, Dr. Bhateja was located at Rock Valley Clinic in Rockford.
Dr. Bhateja graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She completed her pediatrics residency training at Michigan State University and is board certified in pediatrics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has a special interest in disease prevention, childhood obesity and childhood ADD/ADHD.
SwedishAmerican’s Puttin’ on the Glitz Fashion Show Raises Nearly $50,000 for Oncology Patient & Family Support Services
The 20th annual Puttin’ on the Glitz fashion show was a sell-out once again this year. More than 500 supporters attended this year’s event on November 10 at Giovanni’s, raising nearly $50,000. Proceeds of the event benefit SwedishAmerican’s oncology patients and will directly go towards patient and family support services and resources.
SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere Administrator Dawna Menke Receives Outstanding Philanthropist Award
SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to announce Dawna Menke, administrator at SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere, was recently awarded with the Outstanding Philanthropist Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Rockford Chapter during its luncheon on November 15. The award honored one individual or family for contributions to one or more organizations in Northern Illinois. The individual must also have a proven record of demonstrating outstanding civic and charitable responsibility.
The SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center is now hosting a FREE support group specifically geared towards young women with cancer who receive care at SwedishAmerican. Women in their 20s, 30s and early 40s who are attempting to balance work, life with children and relationships with friends and family are encouraged to attend.
The support group will take place on Tuesday evenings in November, starting November 7, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Katy’s Place located inside the Regional Cancer Center, 3535 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.
SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center to Host Lighting Ceremony to Raise Awareness about Lung Cancer
SwedishAmerican OB/GYN Dr. William Cunningham Receives Award from UIC Rockford Medical Student Council
SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome three new physicians to its team, Dr. John H. Braxton, Dr. John Kaminski and Dr. Murtaza Rizvi.
Dr. John H. Braxton is SwedishAmerican’s new cardiothoracic surgeon. He is board certified in thoracic surgery and has over 20 years of experience. He joins Dr. Srinivas Kolla in the SwedishAmerican Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic, located within the SwedishAmerican Heart Institute, and will practice exclusively at SwedishAmerican.
SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome two new advanced practice nurses (APNs) to its team, Anne Cunningham and Lorri Mostad.
Anne Cunningham is an APN who will partner with Dr. Andrea Giamalva and Dr. Stephanie Gorham at SwedishAmerican Belvidere Clinic. Together, they will expand their practice and provide extended patient care and enhanced chronic disease management to their patients.