News Releases

Mercyhealth Launches Small Baby Unit in Rockford
The region's only Small Baby Unit, caring for the smallest babies

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

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


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