Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Active Aging Series: How to Recover Quickly from Your Joint Replacement

activeagingRockford 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 the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on March 6 at 4 p.m. with “How to Recover Quickly from Your Joint Replacement.” Joint replacements no longer require long periods of healing and rehabilitation. Advanced techniques ensure decreased hospital stays, effective pain management, and overall patient satisfaction. Join John Bottros, M.D. an orthopedic surgeon, who will discuss his techniques for joint replacement and the rapid recovery program at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Learn how you can get back to your active life sooner!

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


Laura Koch, N.P., to Participate in Women’s Health Series on Saturday

laura kochAre you struggling with a low libido? You are not alone. This is one of the most common complaints in women today. Fortunately there are things you can do to help. On Saturday, February 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laura Koch, N.P., of Ro…ckford Health System will present, “Low Libido in Women,” for the Women’s Health Series at Booker T. Washington Center, 1005 S. Court Street, in Rockford. Join us to discuss the topic more thoroughly and find out what you can do. For more information, contact Carolyn Shelton at (815) 972-7252.

Dennis Esselman Named RHS February 2014 Employee of the Month

GetEOMDennis Esselman, CT / MRI Technologist, has been named RHS February 2014 Employee of the Month. Patients, co-workers, and other departments that interact with Dennis think very highly of him and enjoy his caring ways and good humor. Dennis was also recognized for his great technical abilities, dependability and sharing his knowledge by teaching other staff and students.

Rockford Health System is pleased to recognize Dennis as our February 2014 Employee of the Month.

RHS Wins Four ADDY Awards

ADDYRockford Health System’s Marketing and Public Relations Department received four ADDY Awards during the Rockford Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) celebration on February 13. The awards recognize excellence in advertising in the local market.

RHS received a silver ADDY for the television commercial “Surgical Excellence.” The health system also received three bronze ADDY Awards: one under the digital advertising category for the Rockford Health System website; another for the direct marketing piece “Wishbook 2013 – Hometown Wishes;” and the Rockford Health Gala 14 – New Beginnings was recognized under the collateral material category.

The Women’s Center Presents: Nutrition’s Role in Preventing & Treating Cancer

UntitledThe Women’s Center at Rockford Health System presents, “Nutrition’s Role in Preventing & Treating Cancer” on Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Good nutrition is vital to good health. It’s as important to understand what you should be eating as it is to know what you need to avoid.

Learn more at this informative presentation by breast surgeon Elisha J. Robinson, M.D. Whether you’re looking to remain healthy or to regain your strength while dealing with cancer, she will provide information on how to make healthy nutritional choices.

The Women’s Center is located at 7180 Spring Brook Road in Rockford.

Tracy Muhammad, M.D. to Participate in Women’s Health Series on Saturday

Do you have questions about diabetes? On Saturday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tracy L. Muhammad, M.D. of Rockford Health Physicians will participate in the Women’s Health Series at the Booker T. Washington Center in Rockford. She will walk you through a self-assessment for the borderline and diagnosed diabetic. Together, you will explore what it means to be a diabetic, the pitfalls and bad habits of some diabetics, plus give you healthy living tips on how to live with diabetes. She will present useful information and answer any questions you may have. For more information, contact Carolyn Shelton at (815) 972-7252.

Rockford Health System Welcomes Hosne Ara Begum, M.D.

Hosne.BegumRockford Health System welcomes Hosne Ara Begum, M.D. to the Cancer Center at Rockford Memorial Hospital, where she specializes in Hematology and Oncology. She is Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

While at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., she completed fellowships in Hematology and Medical Oncology and a residency in Internal Medicine, earning “Outstanding First Year Resident” recognition.

To make an appointment with Dr. Begum, please call (815) 971-6188.