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.

 

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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