Savant Certified for Fiduciary Excellence for 10 Straight Years

Savant Capital Management, one of the nation’s largest independent registered investment advisory firms, announced today that CEFEX, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the firm’s certification to the standard described in the handbook “Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors.” This is the tenth year of certification for Savant, and it was among the first Investment Advisors to successfully complete the independent certification process.

 

The CEFEX standard describes how an Investment Advisor assumes the responsibility for managing a client’s overall investment management process, which includes the selection, monitoring, and de-selection of investment managers, as well as developing processes to implement investment strategies and fiduciary practices on an ongoing basis.

 

“Savant has demonstrated its commitment to fiduciary excellence for a decade,” said Carlos Panksep, managing director of the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence. “The firm has voluntarily undertaken third party audits to a rigorous best practice standard.”

 

Savant is certified for investment advisory services, including the role of 3(38) investment manager and non-discretionary 3(21) investment advisor for Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans, 403(b)/church exempt, personal trusts, and high net worth individuals. Savant is registered at cefex.org/advisor, where the firm’s certificate can also be viewed.

 

The standard is substantiated by legislation, case law, and regulatory opinion letters from the ERISA, the Investment Advisor’s Act of 1940, Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA), Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and the Uniform Management of Public Employee Retirement Systems Act (MPERS) in the U.S.

 

A full copy of the standard can be downloaded from CEFEX and a summary can be viewed by clicking on Savant’s on-line CEFEX certificate.

 

Savant employs more than 145 team members. Headquartered in Rockford, IL, Savant also has offices in Chicago, Freeport, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Peoria, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; McLean, VA; and Madison and Park Falls, WI. For more information about Savant, visit savantcapital.com.

 

About CEFEX®

CEFEX®, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC is an independent certification organization. CEFEX works closely with industry experts to provide comprehensive assessment programs to improve the fiduciary practices of investment stewards, advisors, recordkeepers, administrators and managers. CEFEX has offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Toronto, Canada.

 

About Savant Capital Management

Savant Capital Management is a leading independent, nationally-recognized, fee-only firm, serving clients for 30 years with $5 billion in assets under management. As a trusted advisor, Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement plan and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.

 

Savant is regularly recognized among the top wealth managers in the United States. Savant was the recipient of the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program to recognize excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Savant has consistently received other industry recognitions including recently being included on the Forbes top 200 financial advisors list, the Barron’s top 20 independent advisory firms list, being named the #9 rated RIA firm byFinancial Planning magazine, and included in additional top advisors lists byFinancial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews.

 

Savant Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor. Savant’s marketing material should not be construed by any existing or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if they engage Savant’s services and may include lists or rankings published by magazines and other sources which are generally based exclusively on information prepared and submitted by the recognized advisor. Click here for more information about Savant or to view our Important Disclosures.

 

Savant Capital Management and its employees are independent of and are not employees or agents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). Schwab does not prepare, verify or endorse information distributed by Savant Capital Management. The Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™ is not an endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral to Savant Capital Management with respect to its investment advisory and other services.

Beloit Health System September Events

Beloit Health System
September Events

 

CARDIAC  NUTRITION CLASS: HEART HEALTHY EATING Meets September 136–7 pm in the Beloit Memorial Hospital’s Boardroom. Free monthly class featuring one of the following topics: low sodium, low cholesterol/saturated fat, label reading, cooking and dining out. Call 608-364- 5445 for more info.

 

BIG BROTHER AND SISTER CLASS helps kids get ready to welcome their new siblings!  Meets September 9 from 10 am–12 noon. The whole family is welcome to prepare for the newborn by attending this class during the last couple months of pregnancy. Gift bags and refreshments are provided and there is no charge for the class. Call 608-364-5237 for more info.

 

BIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES MONDAYS  (FOUR CLASSES) Meets Mondays, September 11– October 26:30–8:30 pm. Free classes for those delivering at Beloit Hospital and $25  for those delivering elsewhere. Call 608-364-5237 for more info.

 

TAKE IT TO HEART CLUB SEMINAR: “What is Palliative Care and is it right for me?”  September 12 at 6pm Beloit Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Learn more about palliative care and how it benefits patients with life limiting illness. Care can begin as soon as diagnosis and is focused on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness.

 

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE checks – Thursdays from 12:30pm – 1:00pm at the Beloit Clinic, 1905 E. Huebbe Parkway in Beloit.

 

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES  Interested in learning Sign Language? Classes are beginning in Beloit this month.  Introductory level Sign Language classes begin Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12 at Beloit Memorial Hospital. These classes are for participants who have limited or no knowledge of sign language.  An advanced class, for those who have some knowledge of the language, begins on Thursday, September 14. The cost for the classes is $30.00. To register, or for more information email Lesetta Thompson at lovesangels32@gmail.com

SwedishAmerican Welcomes Tracy Stevens, APN

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome Tracy Stevens, an advanced practice nurse who has joined SwedishAmerican Palliative Care. Tracy received a master of science in nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago and is certified as a family nurse practitioner. As a long-time employee of SwedishAmerican, Tracy has worked as a staff nurse in the med-surg unit, and most recently worked as a staff nurse in the critical care unit.

As an advanced nurse practitioner, Tracy will partner with Dr. Juliette Kalweit; Catherine Gentz, APN and Andrea Henrey, APN to provide compassionate palliative care to hospitalized patients and their families at SwedishAmerican.

For more information about SwedishAmerican’s Palliative Care services, please contact (779) 696–4175.

 

 

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 General Surgeon, Krystle Lange, DO

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is pleased to welcome its new general surgeon Krystle Lange, DO. Dr. Lange received her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa and completed general surgery residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Lange is board eligible in general surgery and has a special interest in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, along with breast, colon, and thyroid surgery.  She is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Lange is now accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call UW Health Surgery at SwedishAmerican at (779) 696-8700.

 

 

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.

Public Invited to Open House for NorthPointe Surgery Center

The public is invited to go behind the scenes of the new NorthPointe Surgery Center on Saturday, September 16 from 10am-12pmat the NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus, 5605 East Rockton Road in Roscoe, IL.

 

The facility will be open for tours and attendees can sign-up to win great prizes including one of two adult and two youth bicycles, one of two Back-to-School Bundles complete with school supplies, backpack and a Samsung Chromebook; NorthPointe Fitness Memberships; and one of three FitBit® Charge 2 Fitness Trackers. In addition, everyone can enjoy free refreshments, giveaways and more!

 

The NorthPointe Surgery Center offers patients a convenient option for same-day procedures and minor surgery. In keeping with the NorthPointe tradition, the Surgery Center design provides a unique patient flow system that offers optimum privacy and comfort for both patients and their families.

 

The more than 18,000 square foot Surgery Center offers the latest surgical technology for a variety of specialties including ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Facial Plastics, Gastrointestinal procedures/testing, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pain Management and Podiatry. The center features two operating and two procedure suites for same-day surgeries and procedures. Before or after procedures all patients enjoy privacy in one of the eight private pre-surgery and post-surgery rooms. Patients requiring advanced monitoring after their procedure receive care in one of the six post-surgery acute care bays.

 

The NorthPointe Surgery Center is the newest addition to Beloit Health System’s NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus. During its more than nine years of operation, NorthPointe has added more services and increased the number of patients seeking care. Currently, NorthPointe Clinic has more than 30 physicians on staff providing primary and specialty care.

 

The Center’s board certified emergency medicine physicians provide after-hours care from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily in Immediate Care. In addition, NorthPointe also offers comprehensive diagnostic medical imaging.

NorthPointe Wellness is the only medically integrated health and fitness center in the area with more than 100 pieces of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and a seven-lap pool.

 

Learn more at NorthPointeHealth.org.

SwedishAmerican Receives American Heart Association Stroke Achievement Award

SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health is proud to announce it has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Stroke Sliver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to the nationally recognized, researched-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months and during the same period achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.

Hospitals that qualify must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovering and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates SwedishAmerican’s commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” says SwedishAmerican Stroke Medical Director Dr. Jason Layman. “SwedishAmerican continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients and this recognition and achievement further reinforces our team’s hard work.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

 

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.

 

About Get With The Guidelines®

 

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.

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.