The Employee Appreciation and Activities Committee sponsored a Root Beer Float Day at Rockford Health System. Employees and volunteers throughout the organization were served the ice cream drink today as a thank you for all of their dedication and hard work.
- Triggers of an attack
– What are the triggers?
– How does my child avoid the triggers?
- Symptoms of an attack &the appropriate response
– What does an asthma attack look like?
– Who do I call for help?
– What medications are available?
- Management of the disease
– What resources are available in the community?
– How can I help my child?
Saturday, September 20
Rockford Memorial Hospital
Ingersoll Building– Classrooms 3 & 4
2400 North Rockton Avenue • Rockford
Saturday, October 18
Rockford Health Physicians – Mulford
5970 Churchview Drive • Rockford
Free & open to the public.
Please call the Respiratory Care Practitioners at Rockford Memorial Hospital for more info: (815) 971-5173
Employees at Rockford Health System may know Rolando Maaba as the friendly guy they see emptying their office trash or cleaning bathrooms on the North Rockton Avenue campus. But many more are coming to know him as the talented piano player who often spends his afternoon break entertaining patients, guests and staff in the main hospital lobby.
A native of the Philippines, Rolando moved to Rockford in 1999 and has worked in environmental services at RHS since 2013. Click here to hear him tell his story in his own words, and hear him play the piano, in a new video series titled Inside Stories where we’ll occasionally feature RHS employees and their unique, untold stories.
An increase in pediatric asthma flare-ups and breathing difficulties related to the Rhinovirus has local hospitals urging parents to be aware of their child’s symptoms if they get sick. Rhinoviruses are among the most common causes of the common cold, but can cause more severe illnesses in people with underlying lung disorders. They can trigger asthma attacks and have also been linked to sinus and ear infections.
While asthma flare-ups typically increase during the fall, local hospitals are seeing a greater number of cases and more severe cases than usual. Testing of patients has linked these flare-ups to the Rhinovirus. Since Rhinovirus is not a reportable disease, no statistics are available.
Physicians say early treatment and prompt recognition are key to keeping asthma under control. Parents of asthmatic children are urged to be proactive should their child become sick and contact the physician if symptoms increase.
The virus is spread through the air and close personal contact. Symptoms usually include sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, headaches and body aches. Most people recover in seven to 10 days. You should call your doctor if you or your child has one or more of these conditions: Continue reading
Rockford Health System answered the Ice Bucket Challenge to support the ALS Foundation. On Friday, August 29, the ice water soaked President & CEO Gary Kaatz and other senior leaders and physicians. Employees donated to ALS and Rockford Health System doubled the donation. We now challenge our colleagues at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and SwedishAmerican Health System to support the ALS Foundation. Good luck!
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NASCAR’s James Buescher stopped by the pediatrics unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital on Thursday, August 28 to meet our young patients. Joining him was Dash, the mascot from the Chicagoland Speedway. The fans received autographs and bags, which contained coloring books. Thank you for visiting, James!
The series continues on September 4 at 4 p.m. with “Breast Cancer Update.” As medical treatments improve, the way we treat our patients changes and allows them to get back to an active life sooner. Join Breast Surgeon Elisha Robinson, M.D., as she discusses new changes in the treatment of breast cancer; who should get mammograms and who should get MRIs; genetic testing; at what age should a woman stop having mammograms; and new surgical treatments including nipple-preserving mastectomies and breast conserving procedures.