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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., July 9, 2019 — Board-certified surgeon Spyridon Theodorakis MD, FACS, has joined the surgery team at FHN. He will see patients at FHN Specialty Care – Stephenson Street in Freeport and at FHN Memorial Hospital.   Dr. Theodorakis is fellowship-trained at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. in surgical oncology (the surgical treatment of cancer) and at Roswell Park Memorial ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., July 8, 2019 — Healthcare professionals interested in becoming BLS (Basic Life Support) certified are invited to attend a course at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport July 20.  The course will cover high-quality CPR individually and as part of a team and will enable participants to recognize and deal with several life-threatening emergencies. It will be held from 8 a.m. – noon ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Freeport, IL---According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics report, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, is the third leading cause of death in America.  COPD is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe by limiting airflow due to either a loss of elasticity and/or inflamed, damaged or clogged airways.  If you haven’t ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Freeport, IL----Tomatoes are one of the top planted garden vegetables, and for good reason! They’re incredibly delicious with many culinary uses, as well as being relatively easy to grow for most gardeners.  Making salsa is a great way to preserve and enjoy tomatoes throughout the year. However, to safely preserve your salsa, you need to understand the science behind the process. Most salsa ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Elizabeth, IL---Currently, producers have A LOT of questions. How much do I get paid for prevented planting? How are eligible acres for prevented planting determined? What happens if you are prevented from planting and there are not enough eligible acres for the crop being claimed? What will crop insurance adjusters need to do for prevented planting claims? Which cover crops will fit into my ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Freeport, IL----The University of Illinois Extension will offer the Certified Food Protection Manager Course, formally known as the Food Service Sanitation Manager Course (FSSMC). This two-part class is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited course, which meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Food Service Sanitation Code.During this two-day class, ...read more
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Join Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Chris Enroth on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Stockton Public Library, 140 W. Benton Ave. Stockton, IL to learn about growing tropical crops in the Midwest. The program is being offered free of charge but pre-registration is required by July 30. To register or for more information on the program visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw ...read more
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., June 26, 2019 —The Jo Daviess Juvenile Justice Council has received a grant from Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities to sponsor efforts by the FHN Family Counseling Center and the Juvenile Justice Council to combat underage drinking.  The grant, in the amount of $2,000, will help to cover the costs of the curriculum to continue a county-wide multi-session youth prevention ...read more
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., June 10, 2019 — FHN’s Healthy Heart Hustle is back, offering a 5K run and an 0.8-mile Victory Lap for families helped by the FHN Cardiology team.   The fun begins Saturday, July 20 at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport. Day-of-race registration will be held from 6:45 – 7:30 a.m. and the timed 5K run begins at 8 a.m. The Victory ...read more
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Rockford, IL---Typically, conditions in Northern Illinois are not suited to cover crop use as shortened growing seasons and harsh winters make proper establishment difficult. However, given the amount of prevented planting acres across Illinois in 2019, producers may be eager to give cover crops a try due to their proposed benefits including: additional forage, reduced erosion and nutrient loss, ...read more
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
(Wednesday, June 26, 2019) – RAMP is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that builds an inclusive community that encourages individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. Approximately 559,200 elderly and individuals with disabilities in Illinois rely on Medicaid for their long-term care stays. For those who no longer need a long-term care facility, they ...read more
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
What is I-TICK?  I-TICK, (Illinois Tick Inventory Collaboration networK), is a passive surveillance program to gather information about ticks of public health concern in Illinois. The purpose is to develop a network of volunteers whose work or leisure take them outdoors, and are likely to encounter ticks, to take part in data and tick collection. Volunteers submit ticks and location data to the ...read more
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., June 20, 2019 — FHN has been named one of the state’s best midsize employers by Forbes magazine.   The business magazine partnered with market research firm Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in this, their first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state.   “This is a great honor and it makes me very proud to work at FHN,” said FHN ...read more
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2700 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport, will hold a Summer Solstice worship service on Friday, 21 June 2019, at 8:00 pm.   Join members and friends of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at this outdoor worship service held by their Prayer Labyrinth.  The outdoor Prayer Labyrinth is in the yard to the east of the building, easily accessible from the east side of the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
(Thursday, May 30, 2019) –Two of RAMP's events this June prove that you can have fun and give back.  Bad Pants Golf Outing - June 13thRAMP’s annual Bad Pants Open is a 9 hole golf scramble at Timber Pointe Golf Course in Poplar Grove. Collared shirts are required and bad pants are recommended – there will be individual and team prizes awarded for the BEST bad pants! This is a FUN event with ...read more
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
(Wednesday, June 5, 2019) – RAMP will be hosting Food Truck Thursday’s every Thursday beginning June 6th until August 29th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Trucks will be located across from Millennium Fountain, under the Jefferson Street Bridge and patrons may eat on The Patio at RAMP. RAMP’s address is 202 Market Street in downtown Rockford. The first week’s trucks will be: Veebo’s Woodfired Pizza, Stormy’s ...read more
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Freeport, IL----University of Illinois Extension is looking for individuals who are passionate about nature and interested in becoming more active in our community. If this describes you or someone you know, Illinois Extension invites you to check out the Illinois Master Naturalist Program. The Master Naturalist program is a volunteer training program designed to educate participants about our ...read more
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., May 20, 2019 — FHN healthcare providers are offering fast and hassle-free sports physicals at an affordable price for all area athletes, and all proceeds will be donated back to the schools affiliated with their local FHN clinics.For just $20, each athlete will receive an exam that meets Illinois and Wisconsin eligibility requirements for all sports. Sport physical forms must be ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education, Community
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
May 3, 2019 - Classic Cinemas announced today that Wintrust will be sponsoring its long-standing Wednesday Morning Movie Series, which will now be called the Wintrust Morning Movie Series. The series runs family-friendly movies for just $1 for 10 Wednesdays starting June 5 through August 7. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the film starts at 10 a.m. Theatre staff and local community organizations will ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., April 29, 2019 — The May Community Health Forum from the Stephenson County Health Department and FHN will focus on stress.   Stress may be related to a range of conditions, from sleep disturbances to obesity and even some types of diabetes. Dr. Jack Herrmann will present the latest research on how stress affects your health and will discuss ways to mitigate its ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
FREEPORT, Ill., March 26, 2019 — The Stephenson County Health Department and FHN are collaborating again this year to present a series of free Community Health Forums.   The series will begin Tuesday, April 9 at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport.   The program, What’s Safe to Eat These Days? will begin at 5 p.m. It is free to attend; refreshments will be served ...read more
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