Rockford Health System answered the Ice Bucket Challenge to support the ALS Foundation. On Friday, August 29, the ice water soaked President & CEO Gary Kaatz and other senior leaders and physicians. Employees donated to ALS and Rockford Health System doubled the donation. We now challenge our colleagues at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and SwedishAmerican Health System to support the ALS Foundation. Good luck!
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NASCAR’s James Buescher stopped by the pediatrics unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital on Thursday, August 28 to meet our young patients. Joining him was Dash, the mascot from the Chicagoland Speedway. The fans received autographs and bags, which contained coloring books. Thank you for visiting, James!
Rockford 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 September 4 at 4 p.m. with “Breast Cancer Update.” As medical treatments improve, the way we treat our patients changes and allows them to get back to an active life sooner. Join Breast Surgeon Elisha Robinson, M.D., as she discusses new changes in the treatment of breast cancer; who should get mammograms and who should get MRIs; genetic testing; at what age should a woman stop having mammograms; and new surgical treatments including nipple-preserving mastectomies and breast conserving procedures.
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
Two of our comfort dogs stopped by to get their RHS Proud t-shirts today! Now Kye and Bekah can sport them when they volunteer at Rockford Health System.
Jessica Herren, RHPH-Alpine Patient Service Representative, has been named RHS August 2014 Employee of the Month. Jessica’s nomination cites her as an exceptional employee who is positive, creative, kind, courteous, and always willing to help in any way. The patients’ experience is very important to Jessica who is an active participant on the RHPH Respectful Care Committee and was first to recommend the visual for patients’ on their expected wait time that has received many positive comments. Jessica is frequently recognized by her patients as helpful and consistently goes above and beyond to meet their needs each and every time.
Rockford Health System is pleased to recognize Jessica Herren as our August 2014 Employee of the Month.