Rockford Health Physicians – Belvidere Opens

B_BelvAfter serving the community since 2007, Rockford Health Physicians – Belvidere opens our new clinic today. We are proud to offer expanded services at the new facility at 1747 Henry Luckow Lane. The new clinic has 30 percent more square footage than our previous facility and includes additional exam rooms and office space, along with room for added expansion in the future. Services offered on-site include Family Practice, serving adults and children; lab and x-ray; and Convenient Care.

Learn more about the clinic on our website.

Lorri Lenoir Named RHS April 2015 Employee of the Month

Lenoir_LorriLorri Lenoir, a Radiology Tech at Rockford Memorial Hospital, has been named RHS April 2015 Employee of the Month. Lorri’s nomination relayed the staff enjoy working with her. She is always willing to help others and keeps the department fun. Lorri leads by example and embraces changes. She is always looking for ways to improve the department and shares her knowledge with others. Most importantly, Lorri treats her patients as family members – always willing to go above and beyond to ensure the patient gets what they need.

Rockford Health System is pleased to recognize Lorri Lenoir  as our April 2015 Employee of the Month.

Active Aging Series: Common Spinal Disorders – The Latest Treatment Options

fishingRockford 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 May 7 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled, “Common Spinal Disorders: The Latest Treatment Options.” When you have spine issues, your whole body is affected. Movement is challenging and pain is difficult to relieve. Join Fred Sweet, M.D., from Rockford Spine Center, as he discusses common spine problems and the latest treatment options to help you resume your active life.

Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing Conference on May 18 and 19

ConferenceButtonRockford Memorial Hospital is proud to bring you the Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal, & Pediatric Nursing Conference on May 18 & 19. We invite all of our Women & Children’s colleagues to enjoy reviewing current trends, best practices, and the latest evidence in our field. Who should plan to attend? Perinatal nurses, pediatric nurses, neonatal intensive care nurses, clinical nurse specialists, educators, nurse practitioners and social workers!

This will be an exciting opportunity to network with other organizations and update your knowledge base with the most recent research findings and information which can be shared with your home institutions. Sign up for both days and receive up to 11 nursing contact hours for only $150. Please join us for this energizing 2-day event.

Visit our website to sign up today!

“Consider the Conversation” Returns to Rockford on April 16

considerConsider the Conversation is a powerful and inspiring 60-minute documentary examining multiple perspectives on end-of-life conversations and care. This thought provoking film includes intimate accounts from patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers and national experts. OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health System and SwedishAmerican are partnering to bring this important event to our community.

Learn more about the importance of advance care planning for all ages; emotional, physical and social burdens of dying; and talking with others about end-of-life wishes.

Join us for this free event on Thursday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Heartland Community Church, which is located at 1280 South Alpine Road. Refreshments available at 6 p.m. with the film and discussion to follow from 6:30 – 8 p.m. There is no pre-registration needed and resources for Advance Care Planning will be available. If you have questions, please call (779) 696-3898.

March of Dimes 2015 National Ambassador Returns to the Rockford Memorial Hospital NICU

elijah1_smallElijah Jackson weighed one pound, one ounce when he was born four months early in 2002; he spent the first months of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital. On Thursday,he returned to RMH as the March of Dimes 2015 National Ambassador. He and his parents, Todd and Elise, visited the unit and spoke to nurses who cared for him and staff members who helped them during his stay.

elijah2_small“Rockford Health System is thrilled to welcome back Elijah Jackson,” said Rockford Health System President and CEO Gary Kaatz. “Our NICU team works tirelessly to give premature newborns a fighting chance. It is rewarding for us to have children, like Elijah, return and see just how far they have come.”

Healthy Woman 2015 Welcomes Lenore Skenazy to Rockford

RHS_HealthyWoman_Acceptiva_WebBannerJoin us for Healthy Woman 2015 on Monday, May 4, at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, located at 610 N. Bell School Road in Rockford.

Rockford Health System Expo
Visit with 20+ RHS departments that provide services to women and children.
4:30 – 6 p.m.

Dinner and Keynote Speaker
6 – 7:45 p.m.

$25 per person
Register by April 17 and be entered into an early-bird drawing for an iPad Mini.

“How Did We Get So Afraid for Our Kids?”

Lenore Skenazy 1Lenore Skenazy is a New York City parent who first came to national prominence when she and her husband let their nine-year old son ride home alone on the subway. She launched a blog about that controversial decision and today is a nationally-syndicated columnist, speaker and author. She believes in arming parents with accurate information and teaching kids to be both safe and independent. She blogs at and hosts the show “World’s Worst Mom” on Discovery Life that teaches parents to let go of their fears and raise confident children.

Join us at Healthy Woman 2015 to hear from Lenore as she provides an entertaining evening that will help parents and grandparents understand the steps they can take to raise “Free Range Kids.”

Register Now!