Monthly Archives: April 2015

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.”