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SwedishAmerican Breaks Ground on Special Procedures Catheterization Laboratory Expansion

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce it broke ground on its new state-of-the-art Special Procedures Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab) expansion, a facility used to perform interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and peripheral vascular procedures. Interventional cardiology procedures include stenting and balloon angioplasty, diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias, and more. Interventional radiology and peripheral vascular procedures focus on diagnosing and intervening on vasculature other than the heart.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Advanced Practice Nurse Drew Pearson

SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome its new Advanced Practice Nurse Drew Pearson. Drew has joined UW Health Surgery at SwedishAmerican.  As an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, Drew will partner with Dr. James Cole, Dr. Paul Batty, Dr. Jason Klovning, Dr. Krystle Lange, Dr. Dacia Pickering, Mary Johnson, APN, and Sarah Bowen, APN to provide enhanced care to surgical patients in both the clinic and hospital setting.

SwedishAmerican Earns URAC Accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

SwedishAmerican Hospital is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. This award is effective from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2021. By achieving this status, SwedishAmerican has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

SwedishAmerican 2nd Annual Diaper Drive Collects More Than 3,200 Diapers for The Pregnancy Care Center

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to announce, with the help of its employees and the community, the organization collected more than 3,200 diapers during its second annual Diaper Drive which kicked off during Founder’s Week and lasted throughout the month of June. All donations will directly benefit The Pregnancy Care Center in Rockford, a non-profit organization that offers compassionate help and hope to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. 

SwedishAmerican State Street Mile to Giveaway Cash Prizes to Top High School, Middle School and Elementary Schools

The 34th annual State Street Mile, presented by SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, will be held Saturday, August 4 in downtown Rockford. Similar to years past, the committee will give away $1,000 to the high school that has the most registered and most participating students, staff and faculty. The committee is also awarding middle and elementary schools. The winning middle school will receive $750 and the winning elementary school will receive $500. Attendees are encouraged to wear their school apparel on race day.