Monthly Archives: June 2013

Catch up on Rosecrance news with latest issue of Reach

reachcoverTo learn about what’s happening at Rosecrance, be sure to check out the Spring 2013 issue of our in-house publication, Reach. This 28-page issue includes the 2012 Fiscal Year report, as well as articles on these topics:

  • The opening of the year-round state-of-the-art Ipsen Conservatory at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Adolescent Treatment Campus
  • The 2013 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit, which was held April 15 and included performances by Broadway veterans J. Mark McVey and Christy Tarr-McVey
  • Rosecrance’s expansion in Wisconsin, with the Rosecrance Waukesha County Office and the TMS Center of Madison, a joint venture between Rosecrance Health Network and Connections Counseling of Madison
  • Rosecrance’s mental health partnership with SwedishAmerican Health System

And more, including a detailed look at Fiscal Year 2012, with facts, figures, donors and photos from a very busy 12 months.

Click here (or on the cover image above) to open a PDF of the issue or click here to go to our publications page.





WIFR-23 reports on United Way grant to Triage Center

Today on its website, WIFR-23 reports that the United Way of Rock River Valley will invest $2.7 million in the Rock River Valley, most of it in grants to community programs that “strengthen the education, income and health of communities in Winnebago and Ogle counties.”

Included among those programs is the Triage Center at the Rosecrance Ware Center in downtown Rockford. Here’s how the article describes it:

Triage Center, Rosecrance, Inc.: The Rosecrance Crisis Triage Center provides crisis care for persons experiencing a psychiatric crisis and expedites the process of assessment and referrals for persons with serious mental illness. The Triage Center also serves as an access point to all behavioral health services.

To read the entire story, click here.

For more information about the Triage Center, click here.

Rosecrance hosts Recovery Warrior Banquet and Luncheon

This week, at its Harrison Adult Campus in Rockford , Rosecrance hosted its Second Annual Recovery Warrior Banquet for residential clients (on Wednesday, June 19) and first Health Center Recovery Warrior Luncheon (on Thursday, June 20).

Speakers included Juan Hernandez, executive director of A Fresh Start Sober Living in Chicago, and Steve C., a Rosecrance alum who celebrated five years of sobriety. Both shared their stories of recovery. Wednesday evening, Rosecrance also honored Shirley Ann Redden, who recently retired after 14 years of service, with a Recovery Warrior Lifetime Achievement Award. Staff members were also honored with a video and slideshow, and clients were given awards after being nominated by staff and peers.

Administrator of Residential Services at Harrison Adult Campus Craig Stallings honors recent retiree Shirley Ann Redden at the Recovery Warrior Banquet held Wednesday, June 19.

Craig Stallings, Administrator of Residential Services at Harrison Adult Campus, honors recent retiree Shirley Ann Redden at the Recovery Warrior Banquet held Wednesday, June 19.


Staff members at Rosecrance Harrison Campus celebrate clients’ success at the Second Annual Recovery Warrior Banquet.



Daily Herald drug testing story includes Rosecrance mention

The June 19 online edition of the Daily Herald included a story about the Naperville School District considering possible random drug testing for some students who participate in extracurricular activities.

The article included a mention of Rosecrance, which has an office in Naperville:

“School board members were briefed this week on research conducted by Bob Ross, assistant superintendent for secondary education. Ross said staff members met with Rosecrance Health Network, which provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and also discussed with lawyers the legality of random drug testing for students who participate in athletics or student activities and are governed by the co-curricular code.”

To read the whole story, click here.

To learn more about the Rosecrance Naperville Office, click here.

Register Star reports on success of Rosecrance triage center

In Sunday’s Rockford Register Star, reporter Melissa Westphal wrote about the success of the triage center at the Rosecrance Ware Center. The triage center opened in Oct. 2012 to help provide mental health services in the wake of the closing of Singer Mental Health Center:

ROCKFORD — People experiencing psychiatric crises are avoiding unnecessary  hospital stays by using a triage center that opened seven months ago in  Rockford, according to early data from Rosecrance Health Network.

Rosecrance officials had researched the idea of a triage center for more  than 10 years, but the need for such a service increased when the state closed  Singer Mental Health Center, an inpatient state hospital, in October.

So the agency renovated space at its downtown Ware Center, 526 W. State St.,  to house clinical recliner-style chairs, a kitchen and a waiting area where  clients can be assessed, stabilized and given a referral for follow-up  treatment.

The success of the center been impressive, Westphal reports:

Sixty-nine percent of those admitted were stabilized and sent home — a much higher percentage than Rosecrance officials expected.

“That’s appropriately going home with a plan — typically an appointment with a case worker or a psychiatrist,” CEO Phil Eaton said. “That’s not just being stabilized and discharged, that’s very different. What happens with that is a revolving door where you haven’t addressed the issue.”

Read the whole story here.

Mental health article includes input from Rosecrance

An article that ran in the Northwest Herald this week, “Mental health success starts with early intervention” included a focus on Rosecrance McHenry County and featured comments from its director, Chris Gleason, about the importance of early intervention in identifying mental health issues:

Chris Gleason, director of Rosecrance McHenry County

Chris Gleason, director of Rosecrance McHenry County

“It is easier to work with the family to help monitor or change expectations,”
Director Chris Gleason said. “It’s hard to reason with a young child, and
parents need to realize every situation is different.”

Read the entire article here.

Rosecrance hosting Alumni Cafe June 17 at Harrison Campus


WREX reports on changes for Rosecrance, SwedishAmerican

On Monday night’s broadcast, WREX-13 reported on the mental health care partnership between Rosecrance and SwedishAmerican and what it means for some employees:

“On Sunday, Rosecrance took over management of SwedishAmerican’s psychiatric unit, which means the director of the unit, 16 Swedish American therapists and two physicians are all managed through the Rosecrance director but are still employed by SwedishAmerican. The nursing staff remain employed by Swedish-American but managed through the Rosecrance director.”

Here’s the video:

Here’s a link to the story on WREX’s web page.