Monthly Archives: September 2015

Active Aging Series: Immunotherapy – Fighting Cancer From Within

WW_Oct2015Rockford 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 Thursday, October 1 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled, “Immunotherapy: Fighting Cancer From Within.” Naturally, our immune systems help us fight infections and diseases. Immunotherapy manipulates our body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. Join Tabraiz Mohammed, D.O., M.S., who specializes in hematology and oncology at Rockford Health System, as he discusses immunotherapy as one step on the path to allow you to continue your active life.

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Marcia Church Named RHS September 2015 Employee of the Month

Church_Marcia_WEBMarcia Church, VNA Medical Records Clerk, has been named RHS September 2015 Employee of the Month. Her nomination notes her adaptability, calmness, willingness to always be of help to a patient or co-worker and a go-to employee for help in leading change. Marcia always wears a smile; in fact you can even hear “her smile” when she is answering phones.  Marcia also serves as a member of the respectful care team and is a true asset to the organization.

Rockford Health System is pleased to recognize Marcia Church as our September 2015 Employee of the Month.

NICU to Host Annual Reception

Rockford Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will host its annual reunion on Saturday, September 19 from 1 – 4 p.m. in Café 2400 at the hospital. All NICU graduates and their family are invited to attend.

Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU combines advanced technology and trained healthcare professionals to provide specialized care for the tiniest patients.

Rockford Memorial Hospital has the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the highest rating available. The unit provides care for premature, critically ill and injured newborns from throughout the region. Our 46-bed NICU is staffed by a multidisciplinary care team of physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurse practitioners, pediatric therapy services, and consulting physicians. All have extensive training in the care of premature and ill infants. In addition, dedicated NICU staff provide neonatal transport services for infants requiring transfer.

Rockford Health System Welcomes Jillian Kaskavage, M.D.


Jillian Kaskavage, M.D., has joined the Pediatrics Department at Rockford Health Physicians. Dr. Kaskavage earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

For more information about Dr. Kaskavage, call (815) 971-DRDR (3737).