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 … Read More

SwedishAmerican Awards 15 Scholarships to Associates’ Children

SwedishAmerican Awards 15 Scholarships to Associates’ Children   As college tuition costs continue to rise, the good news is that SwedishAmerican is here to ease some of the burden through our Associates’ Children Scholarship Program, which recently provided 15 one-year $1,000 scholarships to children of SwedishAmerican associates. To be considered for the scholarship, each applicant submitted an application, written essay, … Read More

SM&SF Club Events to Raise Money for SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center

This weekend, the SM&SF Club Park (7625 Kishwaukee Road) is hosting a Steak Fry and Kick-In for Cancer event to raise money for local area hospitals and hospice centers, including the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center. This family-friendly event, supported by the SwedishAmerican Foundation, will take place over two days, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. Event details are listed … Read More

SwedishAmerican Installs Pharmaceutical Waste Management System to Reduce Groundwater Contamination & Drug Diversion

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce it is one of the first hospitals in Illinois to install the CsRx Full Service by Stericycle, a waste stream management system to help keep controlled substance pharmaceutical waste from entering public water supplies and from getting into the wrong hands by properly segregating and disposing it. SwedishAmerican is the only hospital in Rockford to … Read More

SwedishAmerican Holds Trauma Disaster Drill to Train Employees

SwedishAmerican Holds Trauma Disaster Drill to Train Employees   SwedishAmerican Hospital conducted a construction site collapse trauma disaster drill exercise in the Emergency Department on Friday, July 7. The scenario was based on a large 6-story old factory that collapsed during a construction restoration project in downtown Rockford. Multiple workers were struck by debris, fell from a significant height or … Read More

Beloit Health System Volunteers Announce Scholarship Winners

Beloit Health System’s Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) recently announced the winners of eight $1,500 scholarships awarded to high school graduates who are entering the field of medicine.   The following are the scholarship winners, their high school, intended college or university, and career goal:   Nicole Lisek, from Boylan High School, is planning to attend Marian University, Indianapolis, IN and … Read More

Beloit Health System Welcomes Board Certified Gastroenterologist

Beloit Health System Welcomes Board Certified Gastroenterologist   BELOIT – Beloit Health System recently welcomed Board Certified Gastoenterologist Dr. David Yoon.   Dr. Yoon will see patients at NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus in Roscoe, IL and the Beloit Clinic in Beloit, WI.   Dr. Yoon joins Beloit Health System from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is board-certified in gastroenterology. Dr. … Read More

SwedishAmerican Introduces New Pulmonary Specialist Tabassum Nafsi, MD

SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome our new Pulmonary Specialist Tabassum Nafsi, MD. Dr. Nafsi received her medical degree from Baqai Medical and Dental College in Pakistan and completed internal medicine residency at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She continued training with a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at John H. Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Nafsi has been … Read More

SwedishAmerican BetterLife Wellness & Rockford Chamber of Commerce to Host FREE Health Presentation, June 13

If you’re interested in learning more about the health risks of our community, you won’t want to miss this free presentation. Dr. Thomas Schiller, chief integration officer and long-time SwedishAmerican family medicine physician and hospital administrator, will walk you through the major population health risks affecting the Stateline area. Dr. Schiller will discuss: Why the prevalence of chronic illness is … Read More

SwedishAmerican Heart Institute to Open on June 1

After a 15-year relationship with Midwest Heart Specialists, SwedishAmerican is charting a new course that will provide improved service and enhanced treatments in cardiac care. Today, June 1, The SwedishAmerican Heart Institute will open and feature an expanded team of highly-skilled cardiologists including familiar faces, Dr. Andrew Kotis and Dr. Mukesh Singh, as well as nurse practitioners Kim Christenson, Lisa … Read More