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.
SwedishAmerican’s Tonya Heidenreich has been selected by the American Nurses for Professional Development Organization as the 2019 National Learning Facilitator of the Year.
SwedishAmerican welcomed employees from six different locally-owned businesses Tuesday with the opening celebration of the Partners Health Center.
SWEDISHAMERICAN CANCER CENTER PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FOR "ALL OF US" PROGRAM
The SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center is partnering with The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in enrolling participants in the nationwide All of Us Research Program, which aims to improve healthcare in Wisconsin and communities across the nation.
SwedishAmerican celebrated the opening of its brand new Riverwest Clinic in southwest Rockford with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.
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.
Rockford, IL, November 19, 2018—SwedishAmerican Hospital has selected Michael Albright as its 2018 recipient of The PHIL Award. This annual award is part of The FACES Foundation’s program to recognize exemplary respiratory care.
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.
SwedishAmerican officially broke ground today on its new state-of-the-art Edgewater Medical Center, located at 2909 N. Main Street in northwest Rockford.
SwedishAmerican welcomes three new members to its board to serve a five-year term; Dr. Tiffanie Ferry, Anqunette Parham and Elizabeth Bolt (UW Health member). Officers of the board, who will serve a two-year term, include Bill Roop, chair; Rev.
SwedishAmerican, the Rockford Police Department and the Rockford Fire Department are teaming up to host a free Trunk-or-Treat event on Monday, October 29 from 6 – 8 PM in the Rockford Public School District 205 Headquarters parking lot, 501 7th Street. Children and families are invited to wear their Halloween costumes early and trick-or-treat from the trunk of a police car, ambulance and fire truck.
Tammy Walker, SwedishAmerican Licensed Massage Therapist recently completed the highest and most rigorous course of study set forth by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, the Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate Program.
Walker completed 275 hours of hands-on training with oncology patients through the program. The program taught her how to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively with cancer patients.
Jedediah Cantrell, VP of Operations at SwedishAmerican a Division of UW Health in Rockford Illinois, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the chapter’s fall conference in Normal Illinois.
The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.
The SwedishAmerican Foundation and Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory is pleased to co-sponsor A Walk to Remember, a memorial walk to remember children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant and childhood death. The walk will take place on Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. at the YMCA Log Lodge Sinnissippi Bike Path, 200 Y Blvd. This is the 29th year the Foundation and Fitzgerald have partnered together on the event.
A shiny Mary Kay Pink Cadillac driven by Tandy Fischer, Mary Kay Senior Cadillac Sales Director, arrived at SwedishAmerican’s Regional Cancer Center on Wednesday, September 26 to deliver over 200 care packages to oncology patients.
Tandy Fischer began her partnership with SwedishAmerican in June 2018 after she was contacted by a friend asking for a product that would help soothe and comfort the burns on her skin following a radiation treatment. She called for donations via her personal Facebook page, leading to an overwhelming response from the community.
On Thursday, September 20, at 2:00pm, Aramark and SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, will gather employees together at SwedishAmerican’s main campus, 1401 E. State Street, to fill 200 backpacks with school supplies and then deliver them to Remedies Domestic Violence shelter. This is the third year Aramark has partnered with SwedishAmerican to provide backpacks to children staying at Remedies.
SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary with Patients, Families and Staff
The SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, developed in collaboration with UW Health and its nationally recognized University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, is pleased to announce the celebration of its fifth anniversary. Throughout the week of October 1, the center will celebrate its anniversary with a variety of festive activities and celebrations for patients, their families and staff.
SwedishAmerican is kicking off a new Boy Scouts Explorer Program for local high school students on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 PM at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 E. State Street, Rockford. The Explorer Program is a career education program offered by Irving, Tex.-based Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. Participants are young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old.
SwedishAmerican and Rockford Fire Department are excited to announce it will open a Little Free Library on Rockford Fire Station 3 campus, 888 Marchesano Drive, Rockford. The ambulance themed Little Free Library will be located directly across from SwedishAmerican’s new Riverwest Clinic which is currently under construction and scheduled to open this fall, offering primary care, obstetrics, lab and imaging services. Stenstrom Construction is building the new facility and is donating the Little Free Library.
Construction on the 70,000-square-foot SwedishAmerican Creekside Medical Center is currently underway and today marked an important milestone – its topping out ceremony.
SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome its new endocrinologist, Amrutha George, MD. Dr. George has a special interest in thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism, along with Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of thyroid nodules. She is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. George is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrinology society.
More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States between the ages of two and 19 are obese or overweight. To help combat this problem, SwedishAmerican’s Ryan Jury Child Development Learning Center is hosting a FREE health fair on Saturday, September 15, in conjunction with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The event will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM at the UW Health Sports Factory, 305 S. Madison Street, Rockford.
After three years of preparation in collaboration with University of Wisconsin Health, SwedishAmerican launched Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system, on July 1. Epic replaced SwedishAmerican’s previous medical records software from GE.
With the launch of Epic, each patient seen at a UW or SwedishAmerican site has one, integrated record across the system. The switch will streamline services, such as scheduling, clinical applications, billing, and population health initiatives.
SwedishAmerican Medical Group/Belvidere (SAMC/B) is excited to announce that it has opened a Little Free Library on its campus at 1625 South State Street in Belvidere. Little Free Libraries are an international movement where people place small, weather proof boxes in their communities. These libraries are stocked with books which are free to the public to take and return. The hope is that when someone takes a book, they will return it or replace it with another book. There currently are over 36,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world.