Press Releases

Patrick McKenna

Mercyhealth Welcomes New Pediatric Urologist from UW Health

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Patrick H. McKenna, MD, FACS, FAAP, to the staff of Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside. McKenna joins the team at Mercyhealth’s State-Designated Children’s Hospital from UW Health American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI, where ...

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Mercyhealth Development Foundation Announces Charity Ball Date

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth Development Foundation is pleased to announce the date and location for its 2019 Charity Ball event to benefit the House of Mercy Homeless Center. The event will be held Saturday, April 27, at the Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. ...

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Keenan Wanamaker

Mercyhealth Welcomes Vascular and General Surgeon

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome general and vascular surgeon, Keenan C. Wanamaker, DO, to the staff at Mercyhealth’s Heart and Vascular Centers in Rockford. Dr. Wanamaker is fellowship trained in Vascular Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. His special ...

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Nurse Manager

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Kathi Gehrke as Nurse Manager of the Cardiac Telemetry Unit at Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Rockton. Gehrke brings a wealth of management and leadership experience. She is the current 1A Regional Director for ...

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Trauma Surgeon

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Hadyn M. Hollister, MD, to the surgery staff of Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside and Rockton. His special interests include: Trauma surgery Emergency general surgery Intensive care Burn and wound care “I strive to care for each ...

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Mercyhealth Promotes Manager of Cardiac Services and Cardiac Rehab

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to announce the promotion of Sue Frost as Manager of Cardiac Services and Cardiac Rehab at Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Rockton. Frost’s previous experience includes serving as Business Manager of Pediatrics and Pediatric Specialties at ...

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Mercyhealth Announces Successful Opening and Transfer of 123 Patients

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Mercyhealth is pleased to announce it has safely and successfully transferred 123 patients in less than 10 hours from its Javon Bea Hospital­-Rockton to its newest location, Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside. Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic-Riverside, a ...

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