RRSTAR: Mercyhealth Announces Hires

ROCKFORD — Mercyhealth recently welcomed two employees, Nancy Thompson and Velisa Patel.

Thompson joined the leadership team as the director of oncology. Thompson earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City and her master’s degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Patel joined the palliative and hospice staff of Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue. Patel earned her Master of Science degree in nursing from St. Anthony College of Nursing in Rockford. She is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

For cancer center information: 815-971-6188. For palliative care information: 815-971-4024.

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