SwedishAmerican’s Regional Cancer Center’s mission is to provide compassionate, supportive, comprehensive cancer care for our community. The Center does just that and is honored to host National Cancer Survivor Day event on Saturday, June 9 from 1 – 4 PM. All cancer survivors and their families are invited to join us for a special survivorship celebration at the Regional Cancer Center, 3535 North Bell School Road, Rockford.
The day will be filled with hope, inspiration and friendship and will feature a variety of activities including:
SwedishAmerican, in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford (UIC), is pleased to welcome Family Medicine Physician Dr. Mary Jo Ironside to its Rochelle Clinic, 380 IL Route 38 East, Rochelle.
Dr. Ironside comes to SwedishAmerican with 35 years of experience and is board certified in Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed her residency at UIC Rockford. Dr. Ironside enjoys working with OB patients and has a special interest in wellness and healthy living.
Katy’s Place, located within the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, is hosting the following programs and classes in May:
Stretch & Strengthen – Every Monday in May from 11:15 – 12 PM (except for Memorial Day, 5/28). Has your cancer treatment left you feeling tired and week? Join this class to help build muscle and endurance. The focus will be on dynamic/static stretching, balance and core strengthening. If you are currently in treatment for cancer, you must have your oncologist’s written approval to attend this class.
Our city is faced with challenges, but along with challenges comes many opportunities for our community. That’s why SwedishAmerican Foundation, Rockford Police Department and Keith Creek Neighborhood Association are hosting a Spring Neighborhood Association Groups Gathering on Thursday, May 17 from 6 – 7:30 PM at Redeemer Church, 827 16th Street, Rockford.
SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce its redesigned website recently received a Platinum AVA Digital Award for creativity in web design. The hospital’s web design partner, Rockford-based Trekk, was the creative and technical group behind the redesign and helped launch the new site. This is Trekk’s second AVA Digital Award, but its first platinum.
The eighth annual SAM’s Safety Fair will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 10 AM to 3 PM, on the grounds of SwedishAmerican Hospital (east side of the Hospital campus in front of Camelot Tower). Kids, along with their parents, will be able to visit 30 organizations’ booths during the event, which is being held in conjunction with Emergency Medical Services Week.
For the fourth consecutive year, the national industry magazine, Becker's Healthcare, has included SwedishAmerican in its "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" list, which includes both U.S. healthcare provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.
SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is hosting a free health talk on Sunday, April 22 at 1 PM at St. Peter and Paul Church, 617 Lincoln Avenue, Rockford. SwedishAmerican Family Physician Dr. Marden Torrijos will discuss hypertension and high blood pressure. Individuals can learn if they are at risk, available treatment options and tips for families and individuals to stay healthy. Dr. Torrijos is fluent in Spanish and can answer your questions.
Nurses from SwedishAmerican will also be conducting free blood pressure checks. Everyone will take home a free gift.
SwedishAmerican to Host Pause to Give Life Flag Raising Ceremony in Honor of Donate Life Month, April 2
The month of April is dedicated to encouraging Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, and to celebrating those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. In 2016, more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients, however sadly 8,000 people die each year (22 people each day) because the organs they need are not donated in time.
The SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center is hosting two free educational talks during the month of April:
Drumming for Wellness will be held on Monday, April 9 at 6:00 PM. SwedishAmerican cancer patients and families are FREE; $10 for all other attendees. Space is limited. Register by calling (779) 696-7081.
The SwedishAmerican Foundation’s Swedes’ Night (formerly known as Cruise) was a huge success with more than 450 supporters in attendance. The event, held on March 3 at Giovanni’s, raised more than $170,000.
On Thursday, March 8, ten nursing students and three instructors from the De la Gardiegymnasiet upper secondary school in Lidköping, Sweden, will arrive in Rockford for a fourteen day visit. The students will do clinical work and shadow both nurses and physicians at SwedishAmerican Hospital and also learn about the Rockford community by participating in classes at Guilford High School, stay with local host families and visit the Swedish Historical Society´s Erlander Home Museum. This is the sixth year SwedishAmerican has hosted nursing students from Sweden.
Spring is right around the corner and that’s why SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is hosting a free skin rejuvenation talk on Tuesday, March 20 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at SwedishAmerican Hospital, conference rooms 5 & 6. Join the experts from InnovaMed Aesthetics to learn about how noninvasive cosmetic procedures can you give you a fresh, new start for spring. Attendees will also learn about skin enhancement and proper skincare.
The talk will be presented by:
SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health won approval this afternoon from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to expand its excellence in healthcare by constructing a new, state-of-the-art women’s and children’s tower on its main hospital campus in downtown Rockford.
The SwedishAmerican Foundation is excited to announce it will award grants through its second annual Caring For Our Community grant program. The Foundation will provide financial support to not-for-profit organizations, particularly those that complement the SwedishAmerican Foundation mission and vision. The grant application will be available Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, April 15.
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: