Monthly Archives: February 2016

What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis

Spine_WWRockford 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, March 3 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled “What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis.” Osteoarthritis, which occurs when protective bone cartilage wears down over time, is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak, commonly occurs in the hips, wrist or spine. Both cause pain and difficulty with daily activities. Join Tami Kucia, PA-C, RD, LDN, a physician assistant who specializes in rheumatology at Rockford Health System, who will discuss how you can prevent and treat these diseases so you can live a healthy life.


RMH Adult Critical Care Unit Receives Silver Beacon Award for Excellence

b logo-edit yr 09-10 1fRockford Memorial Hospital was recognized by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The award represents a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments. The Beacon Award recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.  The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care. Learn more on our website.



MercyRockford MD1 Program Accepts Award from Amboy Fire Protection District

Amboy fire photoMercyRockford Health System recently received an award at the Amboy Fire Protection District’s appreciation awards celebration for its MD-1 program and Casualty Care in the Classroom initiative in the Winnebago County community. The MD-1 program is recognized specifically for EMS training and exceptional response service.

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MercyRockford Health System Breaks Ground on New Cherry Valley Facility

drop off entranceMercyRockford Health System is pleased to officially break ground on the construction for its Rockford Health Physicians Cherry Valley facility, located at 1475 S. Perryville Road, Rockford. Details of the more than $3.5 million project were unveiled at a celebration ceremony on February 12.

The 8,000-square-foot facility accommodates the growing needs of the community by providing easy access to high quality care for all ages, including:

• Family medicine
• Convenient care
• Sports medicine
• Podiatry
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Urinary Incontinence: The Newest Treatments

bike2Although many women are bothered by a loss of bladder control and pelvic discomfort they are often not aware that these problems have a name, much less how common they really are. Incontinence and pelvic floor problems are remarkably common but many women are reluctant to seek help because of the stigma associated with these conditions.

On Wednesday, February 24, Thomas Toussaint, M.D., a urogynecologist at the Women’s Center, will discuss the newest techniques available to treat the issues so you can live a healthy life. The event will be held at the Women’s Center, located at 7180 Spring Brook Road [map], from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to the Rockford Health System Information Line at (815) 971-1999 if you plan to attend.