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SwedishAmerican EMS Department Now Accepting Applications for Fall Paramedic Program

SwedishAmerican EMS Department is now accepting applications for its 2018/2019 Fall Paramedic Program. The program is open to all high school graduates, 18 years of age or older, who hold a current EMT-Basic license from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Applications are due by Friday, July 20. Individuals will receive notice of acceptance (or denial) into the program by July 30.

If individuals are interested in the Paramedic Program, they must attend a mandatory orientation class at the SwedishAmerican EMS building, 4120 Charles Street, on one of the following dates:

SwedishAmerican to Celebrate its 107th Anniversary & Host Founder’s Week Activities, June 4 – 9

SwedishAmerican Hospital was founded on June 6, 1911. To celebrate and honor its 107th anniversary, SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, is hosting a week-long celebration, June 4 – 9.


On Monday, June 4, SwedishAmerican kicks-off the week with Music Monday. Associates, patients and their families are invited to bring their lunch outside to the Heart Hospital Healing Garden and listen to live music from 11 AM – 1 PM. The SwedishAmerican Commons will also offer specials each day to celebrate the week.

SwedishAmerican President & CEO Speaks at National Conference

On May 1, SwedishAmerican President and CEO Dr. Michael Born joined a group of top executives at Vizient's Mid-Atlantic Conference to talk about today’s critical healthcare challenges. Vizient, the largest member-driven, health care performance improvement company in the country, invited Dr. Born to attend and speak on post M&A integration, particularly regarding SwedishAmerican’s integration with UW Health.

SwedishAmerican Once Again Named Anticoagulation Center of Excellence

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce that it has once again been named an “Anticoagulation Center of Excellence” by the Anticoagulation Forum, a multidisciplinary non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of care for patients taking antithrombotic medications, otherwise known as blood thinners. SwedishAmerican’s Anticoagulation Clinic is only one of two clinics in Illinois to be noted as a Center of Excellence.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Cardiologist

SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome its new Cardiologist Dr. Moses Kyobe, MD. 

Dr. Kyobe comes to SwedishAmerican with more than 14 years of cardiology experience and is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association and has a special interest in heart failure management and evaluation. 

SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center to Host National Cancer Survivor Day Event, June 9

SwedishAmerican’s Regional Cancer Center’s mission is to provide compassionate, supportive, comprehensive cancer care for our community. The Center does just that and is honored to host National Cancer Survivor Day event on Saturday, June 9 from 1 – 4 PM. All cancer survivors and their families are invited to join us for a special survivorship celebration at the Regional Cancer Center, 3535 North Bell School Road, Rockford.

The day will be filled with hope, inspiration and friendship and will feature a variety of activities including:

SwedishAmerican Rochelle Clinic Welcomes Dr. Mary Jo Ironside

SwedishAmerican, in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford (UIC), is pleased to welcome Family Medicine Physician Dr. Mary Jo Ironside to its Rochelle Clinic, 380 IL Route 38 East, Rochelle.

Dr. Ironside comes to SwedishAmerican with 35 years of experience and is board certified in Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed her residency at UIC Rockford. Dr. Ironside enjoys working with OB patients and has a special interest in wellness and healthy living.

SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center May Calendar

Katy’s Place, located within the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, is hosting the following programs and classes in May:

Stretch & Strengthen – Every Monday in May from 11:15 – 12 PM (except for Memorial Day, 5/28). Has your cancer treatment left you feeling tired and week? Join this class to help build muscle and endurance. The focus will be on dynamic/static stretching, balance and core strengthening. If you are currently in treatment for cancer, you must have your oncologist’s written approval to attend this class.