New Release Archives

SwedishAmerican BetterLife Wellness to Host FREE Weekly Yoga Class for Swedes Cancer Patients

SwedishAmerican BetterLife Wellness is hosting a yoga class designed for Swedes cancer patients every Wednesday from 12:15 – 1:00 PM at Katy’s Place, located inside the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center.

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.

SwedishAmerican Foundation to Co-Sponsor A Walk to Remember, Oct. 1

The SwedishAmerican Foundation and Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory is pleased to co-sponsor A Walk to Remember on Sunday, October 1, a memorial walk to remember children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant and childhood death.

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 and Aramark Stuff Backpacks to Support Remedies

On Wednesday, September 20, at 2:00pm, Aramark and SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health employees will gather together to fill 200 backpacks with school supplies and then deliver them to Remedies Domestic Violence shelter.

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.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes Monica Longnecker, APN

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome Advanced Practice Nurse Monica Longnecker who joins Dr. Bruce Stiles at SwedishAmerican Valley Clinic.

SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Michael Born Named to National List

SwedishAmerican President and CEO Dr. Michael Born named to Becker's Hospital Review "Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know” List.

SwedishAmerican to Host Diaper Drive to Benefit The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford

SwedishAmerican is hosting a Diaper Drive, September 22 – October 20, to benefit The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford.

SwedishAmerican to Host Free Breast Cancer Awareness Program, October 2

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health will host Planting the Seeds of Hope, a FREE breast cancer awareness program, at Giovanni’s, Monday, October 2nd.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Family Physician, Mack Worthington, DO

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome its new family physician, Mack Worthington, DO.