News Releases

RHS Lung Program Receives Accreditation
Recognized for safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer

MercyRockford Health System  Expands Reach
Newly formed health system named, initiatives already underway

RHS to Award Twelve Minority Nursing Scholarships in 2015
African American and Spanish-speaking Hispanic students enrolled in a nursing program to benefit

New RHS Center of Excellence Takes on Cancer Killer Enemy Number One: Lung Cancer
Comprehensive approach backed by new technology, nationally recognized expertise

RHS Welcomes Pediatric Neurologist
Avi Domnitz-Gebet, D.O., has special interests in autism; ADHD

RHS Wins Three ADDY Awards
Rockford Chapter of American Advertising Federation recognizes excellence in marketing

RHS Welcomes Five New Board Members
Members will serve three-year terms

Community Partnership Puts People to Work
Pilot program provides job preparation, jobs and housing

RHS Salutes Rose Rainer Our 2014 Employee of the Year
R.N. with Visiting Nurses Association Hospice selected from 12 outstanding candidates

ACOs Moving Ahead
89 New Accountable Care Organizations join program to improve care for Medicare benefic

HIMSS Analytics Honors Rockford Health System With Stage 7 Ambulatory Award
Achieved highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model

Rockford Health Physicians Holiday Hours
Convenient Care hours for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System Merger Finalized
Illinois Regulatory approval granted today

RHS President and CEO to be Panelist for Crain's Hospital CEO Breakfast
Event to focus on "Navigating a Transforming Industry"

Help Fill Playrooms with Toys this Holiday Season
Donations to benefit pediatric patients at Rockford Health System

12th Annual Ceremony Inspires Grieving Families
Angel Statue of Hope Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony held in Rockford

Rockford Health Physicians Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
RHPH - Perryville Convenient Care Open with limited hours

RHS Ambassadors Host Halloween Party for Hospitalized Children
Annual event brings cheer to the pediatric and pediatric intensive care units at RMH

Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System Announce Agreement to Create a New, Multi-Region Integrated Health System
Boards of Directors approved the new health system on October 23

RHS Announces Winners of Annual Packard Quality Awards
Focus shifted to teamwork in 2014

RMH Named Among 100 Best for Spine Surgery; Top Five Percent for Pulmonary
Healthgrades recognizes Rockford Memorial Hospital

Community Sees Increase in Children with Rhinovirus
Hospitals urge parents to be aware of their child's symptom

Rockford Health Physicians Labor Day Hours
RHPH - Perryville Convenient Care Open

Auxiliary Thrift Shop Celebrates 25 Years of Giving
Since 1989, the Thrift Shop has donated nearly $2 million to Rockford Memorial Hospital

RHS CEO Surprises Employees with 'Thank You' Celebration

Numerous awards and recognitions for Health System Makes Us RHS Proud

Patients with Congestive Heart Failure to Benefit from $30K Grant
Funding provides monitoring equipment to reduce hospital readmissions

RMH Recognized Among the Best in the U.S.
Fourth year in a row RMH has received this award

Rockford Health Physicians Holiday Hours
Perryville Convenient Care Open Friday

Rockford Health System Announces 12 Minority Scholarship Recipients
African-American and Spanish-speaking Hispanic nurses receive $2000 each

Construction Begins on New RHPH Belvidere Clinic

Committed to maintaining and growing services in the region

Rockford Memorial Hospital Opens Newly Remodeled Step-Down Intensive Care Unit
20 bed, 6,950 square-foot unit features latest in patient care technology

Rockford Health Gala 15 to Raise Funds for The Cancer Center at Rockford Health System
More than 500 people expected to attend 

Rockford Health Physicians to Hold Free Blood Pressure Screenings Event to Recognize National Day of Action
Designed to raise awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure

Rockford Health System Hosting Healthy Woman Event Monday at Giovanni's
Over 450 guests expected to attend

Rockford Memorial Hospital Continues to Excel in Patient Safety
Awarded an "A" in Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score

Rockford Memorial Development Foundation Honors Major Donors
Curtis "Curt" Worden receives 2013-2014 Honorary Triumvirate Award

Kids to Move and Groove at the Children's Learning Center
Dance-A-Thon to Raise Money for March of Dimes

Local Providers Discuss Smart Living at RHS Healthy Woman 2014 Event

Tickets on sale now

Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Receives National Recognition for Patient Care
Ranks in top ten percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2006-2013

RHS Recognized in IHA Annual Quality Awards Compendium
Two program received 2013 Quality Excellence Achievement Awards

RHS Wins Four ADDY Awards
Recognition for television commercials, digital, and print

Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Distinguished Clinical Award

Ranks 11th out of 103 rehabilitation hospitals

Rockford Health System and Cadence Health Discontinue Discussions
Mutally agree to discontinue talks about affiliation

RHS Salutes Jan Asprooth: Our 2013 Employee of the Year
Selected from 12 outstanding candidates who earned Employee of the Month awards

Rockford Health System Expands Minority Scholarship Program
Applications being accepted through April 15, 2014

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