New Release Archives

City-Wide Trunk-or-Treat Scheduled for October 29

SwedishAmerican, the Rockford Police Department and the Rockford Fire Department are teaming up to host a free Trunk-or-Treat event on Monday, October 29 from 6 – 8 PM in the Rockford Public School District 205 Headquarters parking lot, 501 7th Street. Children and families are invited to wear their Halloween costumes early and trick-or-treat from the trunk of a police car, ambulance and fire truck.

SwedishAmerican Licensed Massage Therapist Completes Specialized Oncology Certification

Tammy Walker, SwedishAmerican Licensed Massage Therapist recently completed the highest and most rigorous course of study set forth by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, the Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate Program.

Walker completed 275 hours of hands-on training with oncology patients through the program. The program taught her how to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively with cancer patients.

SwedishAmerican VP of Operations Earns Top Award From American College of Healthcare Executives

Jedediah Cantrell, VP of Operations at SwedishAmerican a Division of UW Health in Rockford Illinois, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the chapter’s fall conference in Normal Illinois.
The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

SwedishAmerican Foundation to Co-Sponsor A Walk to Remember, Oct. 7

The SwedishAmerican Foundation and Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory is pleased to co-sponsor A Walk to Remember, a memorial walk to remember children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant and childhood death. The walk will take place on Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. at the YMCA Log Lodge Sinnissippi Bike Path, 200 Y Blvd. This is the 29th year the Foundation and Fitzgerald have partnered together on the event.