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Mercyhealth has a variety of physicians and medical experts who can discuss a wide range of topics with the news media.

Members of the news media may contact Marketing and Public Relations between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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RockCom Dispatch Center to Expand

RockCom, Mercyhealth’s communication center, will be expanding its footprint. The facility houses highly trained communication specialists that provide dispatch and coordination for Mercyhealth patients and area fire/EMS organizations. RockCom is currently located on Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton campus. In Fall 2021, ...

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Mercyhealth EMS Medical Director Deployed for Hurricane Ida

Dr. Jay MacNeal, Mercyhealth’s EMS Medical Director, is currently deployed to Louisiana to help provide medical care in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. MacNeal, who has been with Mercyhealth for 10 years, is also part of the OH-1 Disaster Medical Assistance ...

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon William R. Schneider

Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Dr. William R. Schneider, orthopedic surgeon, to the physician staff of Mercyhealth Orthopedic Specialists, Rockford. Dr. Schneider’s philosophy of care is to deliver compassionate, convenient care of exceptional quality, while educating patients about their specific injury ...

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Mercyhealth Graduates 2021 Paramedic Class

The Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center is pleased to announce the graduation of its 33rd paramedic class. The 8-student class graduated on Wednesday, July 28. During this 10-month, full-time training program, students spend a minimum of 1,200 hours in training.  ...

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Mercyhealth Janesville Welcomes New Board Certified Cardiology

Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Fafa Xexemeku, MD, FACC, RPVI, board certified cardiologist, to the physician staff of Mercyhealth Heart and Vascular Center–Janesville. Dr. Xexemeku’s  philosophy of care is to treat every patient as he would want to be treated. He ...

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Mercyhealth’s House of Mercy Homeless Center Celebrates 25 Years

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth’s House of Mercy Homeless Center is celebrating 25 years of serving the community. The House of Mercy, which provides short-term emergency shelter to single women and families, opened in Janesville in 1996. Since that time, more than 8,000 ...

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Rheumatologist, Nguyet-Anh Tran, MD

Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Dr. Nguyet-Anh Tran, rheumatologist, to the physician staff of Mercyhealth East, Janesville. Dr. Tran’s philosophy of care is to act as a patient educator and advocate to ensure the best health care possible. Education is key ...

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Mercyhealth Appoints New Vice President of People and Culture

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Alen Brcic as its new Vice President of People and Culture. Mercyhealth understands that its people are the most important asset to the organization, and Alen will elevate a people-driven culture by focusing on three ...

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