Mercyhealth Welcomes Nurse Practitioner

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Velisa Patel, APN, FNP-BC, to the palliative and hospice staff of Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue, Rockford.

Patel earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Saint Anthony College of Nursing, Rockford. She is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

“My goal as a provider is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family, and delivering care with attention to their physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs, regardless of the stage of their illness,” said Patel.

Inpatient palliative care is offered at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville and Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue, Rockford.

For more information on our palliative care programs, call (815) 971-4024.

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