Active Aging Series: What is Palliative Care? What is Hospice?

Rwwockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on Thursday, August 6, at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled, “What is Palliative Care? What is Hospice?” People tend to confuse palliative care and hospice care. Whether at home or in assisted living facilities, the ultimate goal for both is to provide excellent patient care and arrange appropriate services for the patients and their families.  Join Mohammed Ahmed Khan, M.D., the director of Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Management Services at Rockford Memorial Hospital, as he discusses both options to help you have the best quality of life.

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Rockford Health Physicians Welcomes Pediatrician Michael Potts, M.D.

Potts_Michael_MD_WEBRockford Health Physicians welcomes pediatrician Michael Potts, M.D., who works at the new Rockford Health Physicians – McFarland clinic, located at 2780 McFarland Road. Dr. Potts earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. He completed an internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and is board certified in pediatrics. For more information about Dr. Potts call (815) 971-DRDR (3737).

Join RHS for the Health and Safety Station on July 25

Health and Safety Station for Face bookJoin Rockford Health System for the Health and Safety Station on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include the IL-Child Identification Program, hand washing germ scan, growth charts, and more! Visit all the stops and receive FREE school supplies. Visit the REACT helicopter, ambulance, fire truck with smoke trailer and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Mr. Steve joins us from 12 – 1 p.m. for music, magic and fun! The event will be held at 2300 N. Rockton Avenue in the back parking lot. Visit our website for more information.

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Staff on A3 and D3 Compete to Benefit Rock River Valley Food Pantry

cerealA special thanks to the staff on A3 and D3 at Rockford Memorial Hospital for collecting 75 boxes of cereal to benefit the Rock River Valley Food Pantry. The two units had a healthy competition to see which unit could collect the most boxes of cereal. The winner was D3 Medical Telemetry. Congratulations and thank you to all for your support of the Rockford community!

Rockford Health Physicians Welcomes Plastic Surgeon Aaron Frye, M.D.

Frye_Aaron_MD_WEBRockford Health Physicians welcomes Aaron Frye, M.D., who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Frye earned his medical degree at St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies. He completed residencies in general surgery at New York Medical College Sound Shore in New Rochelle and Louisiana State University Health and Science Center in New Orleans. Dr. Frye completed a residency in plastic surgery at UMDNJ University Hospital in Newark. He is board certified in general surgery. To make an appointment with Dr. Frye, please call (815) 971-2520.

RMH Receives Two Five-Star Rankings in Women’s Care

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Rockford Memorial Hospital received two five-star ratings from the Healthgrades 2015 Women’s Care study. The hospital received five-stars for both the quality of its vaginal deliveries and its C-section deliveries.

A five-star rating means the hospital’s actual performance was better than predicted and the difference was statistically significant. For its analysis, Healthgrades analyzed patient data from 13 states that make their all-payer data available.

This recognition form Healthgrades comes on top of the hospital’s recently announced prestigious Baby Friendly Designation. The designation certifies the hospital has implemented ten steps to help mothers of newborns successfully breastfeed. The process changed the way new moms and babies are cared for and allows for providing an optimum level of care and support for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care.

Rockford Health Physicians Convenient Care Holiday Hours

flagIndependence Day will be observed on Friday, July 3, and celebrated on Saturday, July 4. All Rockford Health Physicians (RHPH) offices will be closed both days except RHPH-Perryville Convenient Care, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Remember you can use our new online check-in tool. Go to, fill out the form, wait in the comfort of your home and arrive at the facility at your projected treatment time. To learn more, visit our website.