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 support group will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 6:40 PM at Katy’s Place located inside the Regional Cancer Center, 3535 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.
The support group will be facilitated by a licensed clinical professional counselor. For questions or to learn more about the support group, call (779) 696-1663.
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.
Research has shown that a visit by a specially trained therapy dog and handler can reduce stress and pain levels, lower blood pressure and result in shorter hospital stays for many patients. SwedishAmerican started its Caring Canines program in 2010 and recently celebrated its seventh birthday.