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:
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.