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FHN Recognized for Surgical Capabilities

Posted: 08/28/2013 - FHN was one of just 20 Illinois hospitals given a first- or second-tier rating for its surgical capabilities by the world’s largest independent non-profit product- and service-testing organization.

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Rockford Park District Activates Spray Pads

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Due to the expected high heat index today and tomorrow, the Rockford Park District will activate spray pads at certain area parks as a way of helping area residents beat the heat.

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Stateline Cooling Centers

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Several cooling centers have been opened in the Stateline as temperatures are expected to hit the mid-'90s in the region Monday and Tuesday.

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First Human West Nile Virus Positive Case in Illinois Reported

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2013. The McHenry County Health Department reported a woman in her 50’s became ill earlier this month.

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Rosecrance Announces New Board Leadership

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Rosecrance has announced several changes on its boards of directors, including the appointment of new chairs for both the Rosecrance Health Network (RHN) Board and the Foundation board.

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Saint Anthony College of Nursing Asst. Professor Receives Award

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Asako T. Katsumata, PhD, RN, assistant professor at Saint Anthony College of Nursing, was awarded the Heart & Hands Award - Front-line Staff at the Life Services Network’s (LSN) May 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Chicago, Ill.

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Forum on Affordable Care Act in Freeport

Updated: 09/25/2013 - An informational forum will be held in an attempt to increase the public’s knowledge of the upcoming impact of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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RRVBC Earns AABB Accreditation

Posted: 08/13/2013 - The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) has received a 2-year AABB accreditation for donor center activities based on an intensive 3-day, on-site assessment.

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New School Vaccine Requirement

Updated: 08/02/2013 - There are some new guidelines for parents when it comes to getting their kids vaccinated against other diseases.

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Rosecrance Recognized by The Joint Commission

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Rosecrance Health Network has had its accreditation renewed for another three years by The Joint Commission, signifying that all operations meet the highest health care standards for treatment of individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.

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OSF St. Anthony Recieves AHA Award

Posted: 07/31/2013 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award.

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FHN Offering School Physicals

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Illinois children entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades as well as students in any grade transferring from another state are required to have a complete physical.

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Sports Physical Day Saturday July 27th

Posted: 07/25/2013 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and Rockford Orthopedic Sports Medicine are offering sports physicals to area students.

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Local Hospitals Tackle Obamacare

Updated: 09/25/2013 - One of the area’s top docs is weighing in on the impacts of Obamacare. He says it’ll take some time before all the bugs are worked out.

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