Rockford Health System Care Mobile Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 17, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

What:               The Rockford Health System Care Mobile will host an open house to celebrate ten years of delivering medical and dental care to uninsured and under-served children in North Central Illinois. Since the program began in 2003, it has served more than 5,800 children and their families, given more than 1,200 immunizations and provided more than $1.5million in free care.

 

The Care Mobile started as a collaborative effort with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rockford Memorial Development Foundation and the Rockford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. In 2012, RHS took sole ownership of the Care Mobile and expanded from a four-month program to a year-round program.

 

The vehicle has two patient examination rooms, a laboratory, a reception area and a medical records area. A team of medical professionals, including a nurse practitioner, dentist and dental assistant, travel with the Care Mobile. Dental care is provided through a partnership with Onsite Dental.

 

When:              Friday, July 19

                        11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

                       

Where:             Rockford Health System
2400 Rockton Ave.

Outside Café 2400 near the Ingersoll Building

 

Photo Op:        Ronald McDonald will be on hand for the celebration.

 

Contact the News Room Staff

Rockford Health System Marketing and Public Relations staff are available 24 hours a day to assist local, regional, and national news media in locating an expert spokesperson, obtaining information on a news item, or answering questions about a news release or event.

Members of the news media may contact Marketing and Public Relations at (815) 971-6239 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. After hours or on weekends, call the main hospital at (815) 971-5000, and ask the operator to page the Marketing and Public Relations staff member on call.