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SwedishAmerican to Host FREE Health Talk at St. Peter and Paul Church in Rockford

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 Regional Cancer Center to Host FREE Educational Talks in April

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.

SwedishAmerican Earns Advertising Awards

SwedishAmerican's marketing team earned 3 Gold and the "Best in Broadcast" ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation of Northern Illinois (AAFNI) during the March 9 awards celebration at the Prairie Street Brewhouse.

SwedishAmerican Foundation Hosts Swedish Nursing Students for Sixth Year in a Row

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.