Rockford Health System Welcomes Avi Domnitz-Gebet, D.O.

Domnitz_Gebet_Avi_MD_WEBRockford Health System welcomes Avi Domnitz-Gebet, D.O., who specializes in pediatric neurology.

Dr. Domnitz-Gebet earned her medical degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship in pediatrics, a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric neurology at University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, N.J.

Her interests include autism; ADHD; newborn, child and adolescent neurological exams; seizure disorders; neurocutaneous disorders; headaches; developmental disabilities; cerebral palsy; and traumatic brain injury.

For more information about Dr. Domnitz-Gebet, please call (815) 971-2777.

Active Aging Series: Robotic Assisted General Surgery

DaVinciRobot2_WEB_328Rockford 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 March 5 at 4 p.m. with a discussion on “Robotic Assisted General Surgery.” When you need surgery, you want to heal quickly so you can resume your active lifestyle. With the use of robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons operate through a few small incisions. Join Anthony Zappia, M.D., as he discusses using the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System to perform minimally invasive surgeries for procedures such as gallbladder removal, colon surgery and hernia repairs.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to (815) 971-1999.

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RHS Wins Three ADDY Awards

qualityRockford Health System’s Marketing and Public Relations Department received three ADDY Awards during the Rockford Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) celebration on February 19. The awards recognize excellence in advertising in the local market.

RHS received a silver ADDY for the television commercial “The Place for Quality.” The health system also received a silver ADDY in the direct marketing category for the piece “Wishbook 2014 – Well Wishes.” The Rockford Health Gala – Radiance Invitation was recognized with a bronze award under the collateral material category.

To watch the winning television commercial click here.

Rockford Health System’s Cancer Center Unveils New Linear Accelerator

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Rockford Health System hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Cancer Center this morning to unveil its new Linear Accelerator. This newest generation, high-tech equipment will deliver faster, safer, more effective and more convenient treatment through precise beams of radiation. The project was funded by the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation. Through donor gifts and investment income the foundation donated a total of $7 million, the largest investment the foundation has ever made in a single project.

Otis Caple is RHS January 2015 Employee of the Month

Caple_Otis_WEBOtis Caple, CNA on the ICU Step Down Unit has been named RHS January 2015 Employee of the Month. Otis’s nominations relay that patients often request him by name to be their CNA and he has received multiple positive comments from his patients and their families.  Coworkers describe Otis as a team player with a positive attitude, smiling face, a pleasure to work with and always willing to help.  His coworkers also state that whenever Otis is working they know it will be a good day!

Rockford Health System is pleased to recognize Otis Caple as our January 2015 Employee of the Month.

Active Aging Series – The Beat Goes On: Atrial Fibrillation, the Most Common Irregular Heart Rhythm

WW_February2015Rockford 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 February 5 at 4 p.m. with a discussion on “The Beat Goes On: Atrial Fibrillation, the Most Common Irregular Heart Rhythm.” Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm, the odds increasing with age. Symptoms include feeling dizzy, out of breath, weak and tired. Or sometimes, there are no symptoms at all. Join cardiologist/electrophysiologist Jeffrey Smith, M.D. as he discusses what you need to know so you can live a healthy, active life.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to (815) 971-1999.

To learn more about the Active Aging Series and future events, please visit our website.