News Releases

Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board Unanimously Approves “One Hospital, Two Campuses”
Illinois Health Facilities Planning and Review Board unanimously approves

MercyRockford Health System Launches Expanded MD-1 Physician Response Program
Medically-equppied emergency field vehicle driven by an emergency medicine physician

MercyRockford Health System Demonstrates Commitment to Rockton Avenue Campus
Resolution reinforces the commitment to its legacy hospital on the west side of Rockford

RMH Introduces Two New Germ-Zapping Robots
Latest technology adds another layor of protection and enhances patient safety

RHS Announces Winners of Annual Packard Quality Awards
Commitment to quality and continuous improvement

Rockford Memorial Hospital Receives National Recognition for Quality Care
Recognized for quality care with 19 awards in six clinical specialties

MercyRockford Health System Announces $660,000 Investment in New Helipad
Announces construction of state-of-the-art new rooftop helipad on N. Rockton Avenue

RMH Ranked Among the Best, Again
The fifth year in a row the hospital has received this award 

RHS Named 2015 Most Wired
Most Wired Hospitals focus on security and patient engagement

Golf for a Good Cause at the RHS Ambassadors Golf Play day
Reserve your spot for annual event on August 17

RMH Receives Two Five-Star Rankings in Women's Care
Recognized for vaginal and c-section deliveries

Rockford Health System Recognized as a CIO 100 Award Winner
Award recognizes organizations that exemplify highest level of excellence in information technology

MercyRockford Health System Announces EMS Medical Director
Dr. James MacNeal named medical director of emergency medical services

Humana and Rockford Health System Partner to Improve Seniors' Lives through Accountable Care in Northern Illinois
Designed to help improve the health and well-being of Humana Medicare Advantage members

Rockford Health System Awards 12 Minority Nursing Scholarships
RHS recognizes the important of diversity in the local health care work force

Rockford Memorial Hospital Named Baby Friendly
One of six hospitals in Illinois to receive designation

Get In Quicker, Skip the Waiting Room
Available at RMH Emergency Department and Four Convenient Care Locations

Rockford Memorial Hospital Recognized with Health Transformation Award
Award honors people and orgnizations that have made a significant contribution to moving health care forward

Rockford Health Gala 16 to Raise Funds for Pediatric Services at Rockford Health System
More than 500 people expected at the annual event

Rockford Health System Nurse Named to National Board
Sylvia Baker, R.N., to serve on American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses board

New Clinic Transforms Health Care for Local ALS Patients
RHS and the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter Announce Partnership Program

Rockford Health Physicians Cuts Ribbon at New Belvidere Clinic
Symobolizes RHS commitment to Boone County

Rockford Memorial Development Foundation Honors Major Donors
Gary and Tina Kaatz receive 2014-2015 Honorary Triumvirate Award

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

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


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