Monthly Archives: July 2013

RHS Employee Ice Cream Social

icecreamIt’s a great day to be an employee at Rockford Health System! The Employee Appreciation & Activities Committee hosted their annual Ice Cream Social, serving employees and volunteers throughout the organization.

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Rockford Memorial Hospital Again Named Among the Best in the U.S.

bestagainFor the third straight year, Rockford Memorial Hospital has made the U.S. News & World Report prestigious list of “2013-2014 Best Regional Hospitals.” RMH is the only local hospital to repeatedly receive this designation.

After reviewing patient outcomes and patient safety initiatives, the magazine chose RMH physicians and professionals as “high performers” in health care when compared to peers in the
region and across the country.

RMH ranked 28th out of more than 200 hospitals in Illinois. It was recognized as “high performing” in the following three specialties:
•Geriatrics
•Nephrology
•Pulmonology

RMH recently received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence award for the sixth time in seven years, and has been the only hospital in Rockford to ever receive that award. Click here to see the article announcing this recognition.

“Clinical excellence drives the culture of our health system. No other health system in our community repeatedly wins these types of awards. That means our patients will get the kind of culture you can’t find any place else,” said Rockford Health System President and CEO Gary Kaatz.