Mercy and Rockford Merge

The Boards of Directors of the two organizations approved the creation of the new, yet unnamed health system on October 23. The merger was subject to approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board of a Certificate of …
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Health Tip: Stay Safe With a Space Heater

Javon Bea Janesville Wisconsin

As the weather chills, many of us resort to the comfort of a space heater to make a room more comfortable during the winter months. A good article appears today on MercyHealthSystem.org by HealthDay News providing safety tips: “(HealthDay News) …
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Cold weather starting tonight – exercise safely.

Javon Bea

As we settle in for a few days of cold weather this week, make sure you exercise safely if you head outdoors. HealthDay News – “Most people can exercise comfortably in cold weather, assuming they bundle up. The prime concern …
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Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

Javon Bea

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online Good article on HealthDay News discussing how too few seniors are taking advantage of online medical record access. “Many doctors offer patients online access to certain parts of their electronic medical records, including …
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Mercy Health System named top teaching site for babysitter training

Javon Bea Mercy Health System

Mercy Health System named top teaching site for babysitter training Javon Bea – Mercy Health System JANESVILLE, Wisconsin – Mercy Health System was recently recognized as a top teaching site in 2013 by Safe Sitter, Inc. for the second year …
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Home safety for the winter months – CDC

Home safety for the winter months – CDC Javon Bea – Mercy Health System: Some great tips from the CDC for home winter safety Many people prefer to remain indoors in the winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. …
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Influenza map of the United States – November 2 – 8, 2014

Influenza map of the United States – November 2 – 8, 2014 http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm Javon Bea Mercy Health System

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Mercy Health System receives award for stroke care – Javon Bea

Mercy Health System receives award for stroke care Javon Bea JANESVILLE, WI – Mercy Health System recently received the Get With The Guidelines -Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American …
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Mercy Health System achieves nursing excellence recognition

Mercy Health System achieves nursing excellence recognition Javon Bea Mercy Health System JANESVILLE, WI – Mercy Health System is proud to announce it was granted Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center on October 21. The designation is considered …
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Mercy Woodstock welcomes new physicians – Javon Bea

Javon Bea Mercy Woodstock welcomes new physicians WOODSTOCK, Illinois – Mercy Woodstock Medical Center is pleased to welcome new physicians to its obstetrics/gynecology department. Stacy Syrcle, MD, and Breanna Walker, MD, joined Mercy in early August.  Both physicians have special …
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