News Releases

Mercyhealth to Launch Orthopedic Center of Excellence on Rockton Avenue Campus
Complements well-established podiatry, sports medicine and rheumatology specialties

Mercyhealth Invests $700,000 in Rockton Avenue Laboratory
First local hospital to install state-of-the-art robotic laboratory equipment

Mercyhealth Roscoe Celebrates Newly Expanded Medical Center
Renovated facility now offers expanded services for the northern Illinois region

Interventional Neurologist Joins Mercyhealth
Adnan I. Qureshi, MD, is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology

Obstetrician/Gynecologist Joins Mercyhealth
Lee Yang, DO, joins the maternal fetal medicine department on Rockton Avenue

Rockford Health System Recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksite
Award recognizes the organization's efforts to support employees' wellness journey

New Physician Joins Podiatry Department
Kari Chase, DPM, to work out of Rockton Avenue clinic

12 Minority Nursing Scholarships Awarded
Scholarships of $2,000 each to go toward 2016-2017 educational expenses

Mercyhealth Breaks Ground on $485 Million Women's and Children's Hopsital in Rockford
Largest construction project in Rockford history brings exceptional medical care and significant economic growth

Crusader Community Health and Mercyhealth Collaborate to Provide OB/GYN Care
Clinical collaboration to transition to Rockton Avenue Campus, eventually new Riverside campus

Two Family Practice Physicians Join Rockford Health System
Chunliu Zhu, MD, joins Rockton Avenue clinic; Jeff McFadden, DO, joins Byron clinic

RHPH Memorial Day Holiday Hours
Perryville Convenient Care open 10 am - 2 pm

Rockford Health Gala 17 to Raise Funds for Women's and Children's Services
Monies raised will be used to enhance and expand programs, services and technology

RHPH - Perryville Expands Convenient Care Hours
Walk-in clinic now open 7 am - 11 pm, seven days a week

Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System Announce New Brand, Name and Logo
Mercyhealth symbolizes commitment to being a top integrated health care provider

Rockford Memorial Hospital Named Among Top 10 Percent Nationwide
Healthgrades(R) Patient Safety Excellence Award(TM) recognizes excellent performance in safeguarding patients

New Physician Joins Pain Management Team
Dr. Oteng joins Pain Center at Rockford Health Physicians

Corporate Wellness Program Expands to Include Occupational Health Physician
Dr. Marshall's goal is to promote a healthy and safe workplace

Rockford Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety
Received 2016 Women's Choice Award(R), named to list of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

Two New Physicians Join Heart and Vascular Center
Cariothoracic surgeon Timothy Swain, MD, and cardiologist Manjusha Anna, MD, join Rockford Health Physicians

Denise Schrader Recognized by YWCA
VP of Care Continuum and Wellness presented with Women of Achievement Professional Award

RHS Wins Five ADDY Awards
Recognized for The Place for Kids television campaign; Foundation Wishbook and Gala

RHS to Award 12 Minority Nursing Scholarships
Applications are due March 31

Adult Critical Care Unit Receives Silver Beacon Award for Excellence
Recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes

MercyRockford MD1 Program Accepts Award from Amboy Fire Protection District
Recognition for EMS training and exceptional response service

MercyRockford Health System to Break Ground on New Cherry Valley Clinic
The 8,000 square foot project officially launched

Rockford Health System Launches Bariatric Surgery Program
Quality-centered, personalized approach offered close to home

InnovaMed Vein Clinic Joins the Vascular Center at Rockford Health Physicians
Treats varicose veins with a minimally invasive procedure in office setting, no downtime

2015 RHS Employee of the Year Announced
Char DeMolli, Patient Service Representative, selected from 12 outstanding candidates

MercyRockford Health System and Rockford Park District Announce New Partnership
Two RPD sports complexes renamed with 10-year, $2 million agreement

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 

MercyRockford Health System Announces Exciting Plans: One Hospital on Two Campuses
Plans to continue operating hospital campus on Rockton Ave., construct second campus on Riverside Blvd.

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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