Monthly Archives: December 2013

RHS/American Heart Association’s BetterU Challenge

Rockford+Better+U+FinalThe American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women BetterU Challenge is presented by Rockford Health System. Five women from the Rockford, IL area were selected to participate in the challenge, which takes place over a 12-week period. The he…alth makeover program is designed to educate them on their risk for the number one killer of women: heart disease. As they take the course, the women are receiving free personal consultations from cardiologists and other health professionals on staff at Rockford Health System.

During the challenge, participants are blogging their experiences and what they’ve learned. Read their blog here.

During their eighth week, the women took a tour of a local grocery store so they could learn how to make healthy choices. WIFR caught up with nutritionist Emilie Fielder during the tour. Watch the video and learn some hints on how to make healthier choices during the holidays.

Convenient Care Holiday Hours

ConvCareChristmas_HomepageWebNew Year’s Eve will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 31. All Rockford Health Physicians’ offices will be open with normal business hours. Rockford Health Physicians – Perryville Convenient Care, located at 3401 N. Perryville Road, will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

New Year’s Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 1. All Rockford Health Physicians’ offices will be closed except Rockford Health Physicians – Perryville Convenient Care, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger Visits Rockford Health System

_MG_1897-2U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger visited Rockford Health System earlier this week to discuss upcoming legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives with Craig Rogers, M.D., and several local Registered Dieticians.  The bill, entitled “The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act,” would eliminate barriers for patients to see a Licensed Registered Dietitian without worrying about the visit claim being denied by insurance.  The purpose of this visit was to let the congressman know how much this would impact our patients and encourage him to support passage.

Convenient Care Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 24. All RHPH offices will be open. Clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., including RHPH – North Rockton Avenue Convenient Care. RHPH – Perryville Convenient Care will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 25. All RHPH offices will be closed except RHPH – Perryville Convenient Care, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rockford Memorial Hospital: The Place for Orthopedic Surgery

orthoRockford Memorial Hospital is proud to be the region’s leader in surgery, with more than 11,000 procedures each year. Our highly-trained orthopedic surgery team includes 25 surgeons with experience in the most complex orthopedic procedures,… including trauma, implants and joint replacement surgeries. This is the second commercial in a series spotlighting our surgical team. With 125 surgeons, 21 anesthesiologists and a highly-trained team of nurses, technicians and support staff, there’s no better place in the northern Illinois region for surgery. Click here to watch the commercial.