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SwedishAmerican Caring Canines Celebrate Seventh Birthday

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.

Approval for New Women and Children’s Tower at SwedishAmerican Delayed as Regulators Seek More Information

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health will return to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to seek approval for a new, state-of-the-art women’s and children’s tower on its main hospital campus in downtown Rockford. Today's vote of 4-2 in favor of the project fell one short of the needed 5 votes. SwedishAmerican has been given the opportunity to submit a modified application to the board for this project that has received widespread support from community leaders and elected officials.

Srivani Sridhar, MD, Receives Integrative Medicine Board Certification

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to announce that Woodside Clinic Family Physician and Integrative Medicine Specialist Srivani Sridhar, MD, successfully completed all of the requirements for board certification in integrative medicine through the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM).

SwedishAmerican Now Packages Medications the Green Way

SwedishAmerican’s Pharmacy now has a solution when it comes to sending temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals to patients. It is using Green Cell Foam, a new packaging material that is 100 percent biodegradable and makes disposal easy and green.

SwedishAmerican to Host Headache Conference, September 23

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is hosting a Headache Conference on Saturday, September 23, 8 AM – 12 PM, at Forest Hills Country Club, 5135 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park. The conference will feature speakers from both SwedishAmerican and UW Health discussing several different headache topics.