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Mercyhealth Orthotics and Prosthetics Participates in National Study

Mercyhealth Orthotics and Prosthetics department participated in a national research study to enhance the quality of orthotic services at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, on behalf of Dr. Allen Heinemann at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This study aimed to describe orthotists’ and physical therapists’ preferences, priorities, and barriers to using quality measures

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Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers Announces New Personal Emergency Response System

Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers is excited to announce it has implemented a new personal emergency response system, called Mercyhealth Safe Connect, to provide emergency assistance for elderly and/or disabled individuals. The new system provider, Tunstall, replaces Lifeline®. Features include: 24/7 emergency response center Highly-trained and qualified emergency response center operators Notification to emergency responders, caregivers

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Mercyhealth Development Foundation Announces 2017 House of Mercy Charity Ball Date

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth Development Foundation is pleased to announce the date and location for its 2017 Charity Ball event to benefit the House of Mercy Homeless Center. The event will be held Saturday, April 29 at the Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. Memorial Dr., Janesville. The prestigious, black-tie invited evening begins at 5 pm with a

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Pediatric and Neonatal/Perinatal Physician

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Kimberly G. Remedios-Smith, MD, FAAP, board certified pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, fellowship trained neonatology physician to its staff at Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue (formerly Rockford Memorial Hospital), 2400 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford. Her special interests include: Neonatal transport of critically ill babies Using the Bronchotron transport ventilator (certified)

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Mercyhealth earns honor for improving patient health outcomes

Recognized with 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Care Service Awards Mercyhealth was recently recognized with the 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award for its commitment to improving health outcomes for patients enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans. Mercyhealth receives the award for achieving performance metrics in the UnitedHealthcare PATH Program and successfully

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Mercyhealth Development Foundation joins global Giving Tuesday movement November 29

Mercyhealth Development Foundation is pleased to announce it will participate in a global giving day called Giving Tuesday, November 29. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, along with the widely-recognized shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Mercyhealth Development Foundation will accept charitable gifts this

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Mercyhealth Hospice Care offers GriefCare Support Group

JANESVILLE/LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin—Have you recently lost a loved one? Share and receive the support of other individuals facing the challenges associated with the grieving process by attending the Mercyhealth Hospice GriefCare Support Group. There is no charge for attendance. Family and friends are welcome. The next sessions are Tuesday, November 8, 6 pm, at the

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Mercyhealth OB/GYN announces additional location

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to announce an additional location for Breanna Walker, MD, obstetrics and gynecology physician. On November 1, she will begin seeing patients at Mercyhealth Northwest Women’s Group, 47 W. Acorn Ln, Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Her interests include (but not limited to): Contraception counseling Abnormal uterine bleeding Abnormal

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Mercyhealth to host free health talk on joint surgery

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin— Mercyhealth will host a free health talk on preparing for joint surgery at the Mercy Conference Center at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center Campus, 1000 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, Wednesday, November 16, 5 pm. Join David Pittenger, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon at Mercyhealth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Janesville, as he discusses:

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Mercyhealth Breast Center in Janesville now offers 3D mammography

Mercyhealth now offers 3D Mammography™ exams, 3D mammography (also known as breast tomosynthesis exams) are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing. This technology is the first of its kind to be offered in Rock County, Wisconsin. “The breast

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