Monthly Archives: December 2015

Convenient Care Holiday Hours


Christmas Eve will be observed on Thursday, December 24. All RHPH offices will be open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. RHPH-Perryville Convenient Care will be open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Christmas Day will be observed on Friday, December 25. All RHPH offices will be closed except RHPH – Perryville Convenient Care, which will be open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please note the changes in hours of operation. Regular office hours resume at all RHPH locations on Saturday, December 26.




Last Safe Sitter Class of 2015 Scheduled

safesitterRockford Health System offers the Safe Sitter program, a nationwide program designed to train young people age 11 to 13 how to be safe baby sitters. The program teaches proper childcare skills and how to handle major and minor medical emergencies. It’s not too late to sign up for the last session of 2015.

The final class will be held on December 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. We offer this 14-hour course in the Ingersoll Building, located on our North Rockton Campus. Classes are $60. For more information about this class, or to register, call (815) 971-1999.

Click here to visit our website for the 2016 dates.

MercyRockford Health System Partners with the Convention and Visitors Bureau to Present River Lights

2MercyRockford Health System is proud to partner with the Convention and Visitors Bureau to present River Lights, which illuminates the downtown banks along the Rock River between the State and Jefferson Street bridges. We hope River Lights will bring wonder and joy to families from throughout Rockford, neighboring communities and the region. The lights are designed to be enjoyed both up close and from a distance. The light shows and performances are free to the public. Lights are illuminated from 4:30 – 11 p.m.

From now through the end of the year, there will be 15-minute synchronized light performances choreographed to a variety of musical styles and genres, providing a new experience each time.  Performances are nightly through January 2, with two shows Sunday-Wednesday, three shows Thursday – Saturday.

The River Lights Performance Schedule through January 2:

Sunday – Wednesday – 2 Performances Per Night
River Lights Performances: 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday – 3 Performances Per Night
River Lights Performances: 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.

 Special Performance
12 Bars of Christmas, Saturday, December 19: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 p.m.

After January 2, the River Lights will stay illuminated year-round. They will be programmed to change colors with the seasons and for special events and holidays.


MercyRockford Health System and the Rockford Park District Announce New Partnership

Please credit photos as follows: ©Rockford Park District - Photo by Jesse Fox

©Rockford Park District – Photo by Jesse Fox

MercyRockford Health System and the Rockford Park District announced today that the two Sportscore Complexes have been renamed, thanks to a new naming rights partnership. With the 10-year agreement which will total $2 million, the complexes will now be called MercyRockford Sportscore 1 and MercyRockford Sportscore 2.

“One hospital on two campuses is now partnering with one sports facility at two locations. MercyRockford Health System is extremely proud of our work over the years with the Rockford Park District, and we look forward to the opportunity to improve the health and well-being of Rockford area athletes and the community as a whole for years to come,” said Javon R. Bea, President/CEO of MercyRockford Health System.

Learn more on our website.


Santa Returns to Rockford Memorial Hospital

1Santa returned to Rockford Memorial Hospital this morning to attend the annual RHS Ambassadors Holiday Toy Drive, sponsored by the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation. Toys can make a tremendous difference to a child facing illness or injury. They help distract, soothe, and entertain young patients and help to occupy siblings who are visiting the hospital or outpatient clinics. Toys are distributed year-round to playrooms, therapy departments, and waiting areas throughout RHS where children receive care, and are also given as gifts to hospitalized children, especially during the holidays. After the annual breakfast, Santa visited patients in the pediatric unit and delivered presents to our young patients. Thanks for stopping by, Santa!

13th Annual Ceremony Inspires Grieving Families

statue3Area families are invited to attend the Angel Statue of Hope Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, December 6, at 6 p.m., at the Angel Statue of Hope located in Waterside Park at the corner of East State and Water Streets in downtown Rockford. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the ceremony, held annually to help heal and comfort those who have lost a child. The inspirational program features vocalist Jodi Beach, testimonials, and a time for reflection. Families are encouraged to bring a single white flower to place at the base of the statue. Learn more on our website.