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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 24/7. Members of the news media may contact Marketing and Public Relations between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. For media inquiries outside of normal business hours or on weekends, call the hospital switchboards and ask for the public relations representative on call. To contact a media relations team member, CLICK HERE.


Mercyhealth to Host Free Heart Night at Giovanni’s February 26

ROCKFORD, Illinois—In honor of American Heart Month, Mercyhealth is hosting a fun, educational and delicious evening to celebrate heart health education with its healthy heart night, Tuesday, February 26, at Giovanni’s, Rockford, 5:30 pm. Presentations include: “The Top Five Women’s Health ...

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Director of Safety and Security

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Marisa Bartlett RN, BSN, MBA, CHSP, CHEP, CHEC as system wide Director of Safety and Security at Mercyhealth. Bartlett has her master’s degree in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in ...

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Mercyhealth to Host SafeSitter in Lake Geneva

LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth will host its next SafeSitter course, Thursday, March 28, at Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Walworth, lower level conference room. Safesitter is a one-day program that teaches 11- to 13-year-olds the responsibilities of caring for young children. Safety ...

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Mercyhealth Among First in Nation to Use New Stroke Technology

ROCKFORD, Illinois- The Mercyhealth Stroke Team is the first in the northern Illinois region to perform a mechanical thrombectomy using the EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device*, a new, innovative device used in a procedure that removes life-threatening blood clots from the ...

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Mercyhealth Beloit Welcomes Family Physician

BELOIT, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome James Flood, MD, FAAFP, board certified family medicine physician, to its staff at Mercyhealth Beloit, 2825 Prairie Ave., Beloit. Dr. Flood says he feels honored to care for families who choose him to be involved ...

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Mercyhealth Hosts Fall Prevention Workshop in March

BELOIT, Wisconsin- Mercyhealth, in partnership with the Rock County Council on Aging, will offer Stepping On, a seven-week health workshop, on Mondays, March 4-April 15, 9:30-11:30 am, at Grinnell Senior Center, 631 Bluff St., Beloit. Stepping On was developed to help ...

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Pediatric Gastroenterologist

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Fateema Turay Rose, MD, board certified pediatric gastroenterologist to the pediatrics specialties staff of Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside and Rockton. Dr. Rose’s addition to Mercyhealth’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Department brings the total number of board ...

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Mercyhealth Provides Highest Level Trauma Care to Rockford Patients

Rockford residents treated at Mercyhealth’s two emergency/trauma centers during extreme cold ROCKFORD, Illinois- When you, your family member, or a loved one suffers from a sudden injury or illness, you want the lifesaving resources of a state-of-the-art emergency/trauma center staffed by board ...

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