SwedishAmerican to Host FREE Migraine Treatment Ask the Experts Event, August 30

 

SwedishAmerican to Host FREE Migraine Treatment Ask the Experts Event, August 30

 

In the United States, more than 37 million people suffer from migraines and almost five million people experience at least one migraine attack per month. That’s why SwedishAmerican is hosting a FREE Latest in Migraine Treatment Ask the Experts event on Wednesday, August 30 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at SwedishAmerican Hospital, first floor conference rooms (enter through the Heart Hospital).

Headache Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Royce will discuss migraine treatment and future directions from new oral medications, antibody therapy, electric and magnetic stimulation of the brain to Botox and nerve blocks.

Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served. Additionally, one lucky participant will win a prize. To reserve a spot, please register by calling HealthConnect at (779) 696-7081.

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

SwedishAmerican Celebrates 815 Day; Breaking Ground on New $4.1M Clinic at 815 Marchesano Drive in Southwest Rockford

SwedishAmerican Celebrates 815 Day; Breaking Ground on New

$4.1M Clinic at 815 Marchesano Drive in Southwest Rockford

 

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is celebrating 815 Day with the groundbreaking of its new $4.1 million clinic located in southwest Rockford, 815 Marchesano Drive.

SwedishAmerican leadership, board members and doctors along with City of Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara; Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney; 5th Ward Alderman Venita Hervey; Rev. Dr. Kenneth Board; local families and residents and other elected officials wore 815 Tshirts and hardhats while breaking ground on SwedishAmerican’s new clinic that will improve access for southwest Rockford area residents.

The new multispecialty clinic will sit on approximately 1.25 acres with a total of 8,000 square feet and will feature primary care, obstetrics, lab and imaging services. The site, near Providence Baptist Church and the new Rockford Fire Department Station 3, will include up to six medical practices.

“This is a very exciting day for SwedishAmerican and for the residents in southwest Rockford,” says SwedishAmerican President & CEO Dr. Michael Born. “This new clinic represents SwedishAmerican’s continued commitment to our entire community, specifically offering an access point and availability of services to residents who have historically not had a neighborhood clinic near them.”

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara applauds SwedishAmerican for investing in Rockford’s southwest side, saying the new clinic will help meet the needs of patients, families and residents in the area.

“Focusing on Rockford’s southwest side is a priority for the City of Rockford,” says Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara. “We are close to completing construction on South Main Street, the Rockford Fire Department recently moved into its new Station 3 and now Swedes is building a clinic on Marchesano Drive to help meet primary care and obstetrics needs in our community. This is great news for the City of Rockford and our residents.”

The clinic will add approximately 75 construction jobs and permanent healthcare jobs. Construction is to begin later this year with completion in 2018.

“I work closely with my residents and I know for a fact that they are extremely excited to receive high-quality healthcare services right in their own backyard,” says City of Rockford 5th Ward Alderman Venita Hervey. “Thank you to SwedishAmerican for making this possible and for providing healthcare access to our residents.”

 

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

 

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Family Physician, Marden Torrijos, MD

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Family Physician, Marden Torrijos, MD

 

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome our new family physician, Marden Torrijos, MD. Dr. Torrijos is fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in preventive medicine, along with acute and chronic disease management. He is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.

Dr. Torrijos received his medical degree from Dr. Jose Matias Delgado University Antiguo Cuscatlan, in La Libertad, El Salvador and completed family medicine residency training at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, Illinois.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Torrijos, please call the Five Points Clinic at (779) 696-7910.

 

 

 

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon, Mathew Legel, DO

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon, Mathew Legel, DO

 

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome our new orthopedic surgeon, Mathew Legel, DO. Dr. Legel has a special interest in sports medicine, general orthopedic trauma, and adult reconstruction surgery including hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasty. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and was awarded the academic and athletic all-American Cum Laude graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Dr. Legel received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency training at Pinnacle Health Hospitals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Legel is now accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Lundholm Orthopedics at (779) 696-1900.

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

 

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Interventional Cardiologist, Mazen Hadid, MD

SwedishAmerican Welcomes New Interventional Cardiologist, Mazen Hadid, MD

 

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to introduce its new interventional cardiologist, Mazen Hadid, MD. Dr. Hadid is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and is board eligible in interventional cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has a special interest in coronary intervention, cardiogenic shock, and Ischemic heart disease.

Dr. Hadid received his medical degree from Damascus University in Damascus, Syria. He completed his internal medicine residency at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and his interventional cardiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Hadid is now accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the SwedishAmerican Heart Institute at (779) 696-5888.

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

SwedishAmerican Welcomes Andrea Mehlbaum, APN

Rockford Vascular Surgery at SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome Andrea Mehlbaum, APN. As an advanced practice nurse, Andrea will partner with Rockford Vascular providers to enhance vascular services in both the clinic and hospital setting.

Andrea received a bachelor of science in nursing from Winona State University and recently completed a master of science degree in nursing from Concordia University Wisconsin. Andrea is certified as a family nurse practitioner and has over ten years of critical care nursing experience.

For more information, please call Rockford Vascular Surgery at (779) 696-8799.

 

About SwedishAmerican

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

SwedishAmerican Health System, Aunt Martha’s Launches Hospital-based, Integrated Care Partnership

SwedishAmerican Health System, Aunt Martha’s Launches Hospital-based,

Integrated Care Partnership

 

Collaboration aims to address gap between access and availability of primary care, mental health services, and obstetrics care

 

Rockford, IL – August 2, 2017: Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness, one of Illinois’ largest community health centers and most experienced providers of integrated mental health and primary care services, opened its on-site health center at SwedishAmerican Hospital on Tuesday, August 1.  The opening comes six months after the two organizations announced their intent to partner, a move which required federal approval from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

 

“SwedishAmerican is extremely excited to partner with Aunt Martha’s and deliver high quality healthcare services to members of our community who perhaps needs it the most,” says SwedishAmerican President & CEO Dr. Michael Born.

 

“Too many of our residents, particularly those who are underserved and uninsured, now can gain access to better designed medical care. They will be set-up with a provider, having access to a medical home, rather than relying upon the emergency department for primary care.”

 

The new clinic, located in nearly 4,500 sq. ft. of newly renovated space on the Hospital’s third floor, will offer primary care services when it opens this week.  Women’s health services (obstetrics and gynecology), and mental health services (via telepsychiatry), are scheduled to begin in November.  Insurance enrollment assistance will also be available.

 

Aunt Martha’s clinic staff and care coordination team will work closely with SwedishAmerican’s emergency department (ED) to ensure that patients who do not have a primary care physician receive appropriate follow-up care in a medical home setting.

 

“We’re excited to offer patients in this community the option of choosing a medical home that’s located right here at SwedishAmerican Hospital, a place that’s trusted, familiar and easy for people to access,” says Raul Garza, Aunt Martha’s President & CEO.

 

“This partnership, between Aunt Martha’s and SwedishAmerican, and others that will evolve from it, represent the future of health care.  This is a model that breaks down silos and takes a coordinated approach to meeting community needs.”

 

Aunt Martha’s clinic is located in Suite 3000 on the Hospital’s 3rd floor.  It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday; and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month.

 

The public is invited to attend an open house on Friday, August 18 at 11 AM. A short program, ribbon cutting and light refreshments will be provided.

 

To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about Aunt Martha’s, call (877) 692-8686 or visit www.auntmarthas.org/rockford.

 

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

 

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Beloit Health System and Stateline Family YMCA Partner

Beloit Health System and Stateline Family YMCA Partner to Create Sports Medicine Facility

 

Beloit Health System (BHS) is proud to announce the creation of Beloit Health System Sports Medicine YMCA, a sports medicine and physical therapy facility to be located within the new Stateline Family YMCA Ironworks branch on 3rd street in Beloit. Creation of the Sports Medicine facility at the YMCA represents a partnership between Beloit Health System and the Stateline Family YMCA, two organizations whose missions align on the promotion of health and wellness in the community.

“We are excited to welcome Beloit Health System and to make Physical Medicine services available to our members. Having sports rehabilitation and physical therapy onsite will be an added benefit – not only in convenience for our members but in maximizing their odds of a fast and full recovery,” says Doug Britt, Executive Director, Stateline Family YMCA.

Beloit Health System Sports Medicine YMCA will focus on treating sports related injuries, including patients who are considered tactical athletes – those injured doing jobs that require specialized and intense rehabilitation like police officers, fire fighters, military, and construction workers. Staff members from Beloit Health System’s Physical Medicine department and YMCA will work together to offer a streamlined approach to rehabilitation that will maximize outcomes and minimize number of visits for patients.

“Research has shown that after an injury, a patient’s long-term outcome improves dramatically when they engage in regular safe exercise. This model enables patients to easily transition from rehabilitation back into their active lifestyles,” says Tim McKevett, President and CEO, Beloit Health System.

Beloit Health System Sports Medicine will open in August, with the formal opening of the new Stateline Family YMCA facility. Patients seeking sports rehabilitation and physical therapy services will need a referral from their physician. To request more information or to schedule an initial appointment, please call (608) 364-5173. Please specify the YMCA Ironworks location when calling Beloit Health System Physical Medicine to request an appointment.

The opening of the Sports Medicine YMCA will add to the comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation services Beloit Health System currently offers at numerous facilities including Beloit Memorial Hospital in Beloit; Occupational Health and Sports Medicine on Lee Lane in Beloit; and NorthPointe Physical Medicine at NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus, Roscoe, Illinois.

 

About Beloit Health System

Beloit Health System provides care for the residents of southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Home to the Hendricks Family Heart Hospital, Beloit Health System provides the area’s most innovative heart and vascular program. In 2017, the System’s joint replacement program, The Advanced Joint Care Center, became the first in Wisconsin to earn advanced certification in total hip and total knee replacement from the Joint Commission. Beloit Health System facilities include: Beloit Memorial Hospital, Beloit/UW Cancer Center, Occupational Health, Sports and Family Medicine, NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus, NorthPointe Surgery Center; the assisted living facilities located at NorthPointe Terrace and Riverside Terrace; and Beloit Regional Hospice. In addition, the system offers a network of doctors and advanced practice professionals providing care at the Beloit Clinic, Westside Clinic, Clinton Clinic, Darien Clinic, and Janesville Clinic. Visit us online at beloithealthsystem.org.

About the Y

The Y is one of the Stateline’s leading nonprofits strengthening our communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Stateline, 16,000 neighbors engage – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the communities’ health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Foundation Pro-Am Prepares for 32 Years of Swinging Success

Foundation Pro-Am Prepares for 32 Years of Swinging Success

 

Beloit Health System’s 32nd Foundation Pro-Am fundraising event is scheduled for Monday, July 31st at the Beloit Club. This year’s proceeds will help fund the most advanced cardiovascular services and cardiac care made possible through the construction of the new Hendricks Family Heart Hospital opened this June.

 

One of the many ways that golfers can win is by achieving a hole-in-one on a par 3 or sinking a designated 50-foot putt. The prize for each is $10,000 thanks to these area sponsors. Sponsors include Culvers, Bud Weiser Motors, Bryden Motors and Finley Buick GMC.

 

From left to right: Scott Weiser, Jim Agate, Bill Locke, Christine Lawver and Tom Finley.

 

Although the golf tournament is filled, if you would like to attend the $125 dinner with featured 2016 Senior PGA Winner Rocco Mediate, please call the Foundation office at 608-363-5724.

Blackhawk Bank Promotes Rivord To Teller Supervisor For New Banking Center

Laura Rivord has been promoted to the position of Teller Supervisor for Blackhawk Bank’s new full-service banking center in Janesville, which is slated to open later this year.

Rivord joined Blackhawk Bank 5 years ago and has advanced through positions of greater responsibility in the Personal Banking Division, where she has played a key role in delivering high quality client service. Laura’s experience as a Teller and Universal Banker have demonstrated her ability to proactively identify customer needs and develop innovative solutions. Her leadership skills will benefit her as she builds her new team and welcomes new customers.

Blackhawk Bank has served individuals, families and business owners since 1881. The Bank operates seven full service banking centers in Rockford, Belvidere, Machesney Park and Roscoe, Illinois, and in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Bank operates a Mortgage Processing Center in Rockford, Illinois, and currently, a Mortgage and Commercial Loan Center in Janesville, WI. The Bank recently announced plans to open a full service banking center later this year in Janesville at 2525 Milton Avenue. Complete information about Blackhawk Bank can be found at www.blackhawkbank.com.