Gratitude, emotion on display at Project SAFE graduation

Mary Ann Kelly warned Project SAFE participants that graduation day is usually tear-filled. The good news is that those tears are tears of joy. “And there’s something to be said for shedding those tears and why they matter,” said Kelly, … Continue reading

New scholarship goes to three Rosecrance alumni

Relatives and friends of longtime Rosecrance employee Donna Gillette spoke fondly of her dedication to nursing and helping teens find recovery on June 12 as a new scholarship created in her honor was awarded to three young alumni. Donna worked … Continue reading

New basketball court dedicated at Rosecrance Hillman House

The Drogosz family enjoyed a visit June 5 to Rosecrance Hillman House to see a new basketball court built in part thanks to their generous donation. Dick and Marianne Drogosz and their daughter, Susan Lefaivre, attended a dedication ceremony for … Continue reading

Rosecrance physicians receive recognition for their work in mental health, addiction fields

Several Rosecrance physicians have received recognition for their work in the mental health and addiction fields this past month. Michael A. Kuna, M.D., a psychiatrist at the Rosecrance Ware Center as well as having his own practice, has received the … Continue reading

Rosecrance honored by Ladies Auxiliary VFW donation

Rosecrance received a generous donation June 2 from the Illinois Ladies Auxiliary VFW to help support much-needed services for area veterans. Fundraising was spearheaded by Diana Rudeen, an addiction counselor at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus. Rudeen has served as president … Continue reading

Rockford Fire Department hosts second training for Rosecrance staff

A second group of Rosecrance staff members participated in a half-day training session May 19 with the Rockford Fire Department that featured education and physical exercises that simulated basic firefighter duties. The activities took place at the Rockford Fire Department … Continue reading

Mental health journeys spotlighted at Recovery Fest

Everyone defines recovery differently. That opening statement from Annie Fridh, administrator of the Rosecrance Ware Center, set the tone for Recovery Fest, held May 29 at the facility. “It comes from your heart and soul, and we’re excited that we … Continue reading

Rosecrance Mulberry Center in Rockford considered model for mental health treatment

ROCKFORD — Those in crisis can drop by the Rosecrance Mulberry Center 24 hours a day seven days a week and find a new triage center considered a model throughout the region and beyond. The staff at 605 Mulberry St. can assess … Continue reading

Dr. Kuna recieves 2015 National NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award

Michael A. Kuna, M.D., a psychiatrist at the Rosecrance Ware Center as well as having his own practice, has received the 2015 National NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. Here is what NAMI wrote about Dr. Kuna in their monthly newsletter: NAMI’s annual … Continue reading

Telepsychiatry helps Rockford treatment center address doctor shortage

There’s a room at the Rosecrance Ware Center in Rockford where patients have been going for six months to see Dr. Michael Kuna even though he’s not there. Kuna, who lives in Naperville, appears to them on a television screen. … Continue reading