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Healthcare Scholarships Presented to Five Area Students by RCH Auxiliary
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New Report: RCH Generates $65,255,265 Annual Impact on Local and State Economy
Employs 264 people; generates additional 226 jobs for the community. Read More »

RCH Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19
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RCH Auxiliary Offers Scholarships
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Hospital Limits Visiting Children in Response to Flu
Rochelle Community Hospital announced that it will not allow children under the age of 16 to visit the hospital, effective immediately. Read More »

Frostbite Concerns With Subzero Weather
How much do you know about frostbite? Read More »

Safe Sitter Class to be Held January 2
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First National Bank Donates Plush Animals to Hospital
Rochelle Community Hospital was the recipient of a donation of plush animals from First National Bank today. Read More »

RCH "Angel Tree" Assists Community Action Network (CAN) with Gifts for Area Children
Rochelle Community Hospital staff hung angels on their cafeteria Christmas tree representing 26 area children... Read More »

RCH and OSF HealthCare System Enter into Agreement
Rochelle Community Hospital has announced it has entered into a Network Affiliation Agreement with OSF HealthCare System. Read More »

RCH Named #1 Critical Access Hospital in the State of Illinois
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RCH Foundation Receives Donation from Xpressions Salon
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ISHMPR Recognizes Pinnacle Award Winners at Annual Meeting
The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) honored marketing, public relations and communications professionals from across the state at its 2013 Annual Conference and Pinnacle Awards held October 23-25 at The Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva, WI. Read More »

DEA Take Back Initiative Program at Rochelle Police Department on October 26
Rochelle Community Hospital would like to encourage residents to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at the Police Department on Saturday, October 26. Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Offered at Several Locations this Month
Rochelle Community Hospital will be offering breast cancer education at several locations throughout the month of October. Read More »

"Get Your Pink On" Party Benefits Breast Cancer Awareness
Many activities are planned for this year’s “Get Your Pink On” party being held on Monday, September 30 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at 238 May Mart Drive in Rochelle Commons. Read More »

RCH Announces New Patient Health Portal
Rochelle Community Hospital is pleased to unveil their new Health Portal, which will be available to all patients beginning October 1, 2013. Read More »

RCH Leads Efforts for Texting-Drinking-Driving Student Assembly at RTHS
Rochelle Community Hospital, along with several area agencies, will be presenting a Car Accident Reenactment on Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. at RTHS. Read More »

Emergency Department at RCH Recipient of Donation
Rochelle Community Hospital was the recipient of a neonatal resuscitator/warmer donated by OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Foundation. Read More »

Cleanliness at RCH Ranks in Top 49 Nationwide
Rochelle Community Hospital ranks number 11 with 91% in a list of the top 49 hospitals in the U.S. Read More »

Disaster Drill Completed
RCH employees participated in the Lee-Ogle disaster drill exercise on May 8. Read More »

RCH Acquires Toshiba's New Vantage Titan MRI System
State-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will be available at Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) with the delivery of a new Toshiba 1.5T Vantage Titan unit on March 27. Read More »

Healthcare Scholarships Presented to Five Area Students by RCH Auxiliary
The recipients of this year's five RCH Auxiliary $1,000 healthcare scholarships were recognized at the Auxiliary's annual spring brunch on April 8, 2013. Read More »

RCH Honors Doctors with Food Pantry Donation
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Bob Johns Retiring from RCH
Robert Johns, Senior Vice President of Administration, will be retiring from Rochelle Community Hospital on Friday, March 29. A community open house will be held the same day from 2-4 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Read More »

Employees Celebrate Years of Service at Dinner Presentation
Rochelle Community Hospital honored 2013 service award recipients and a guest with a dinner and awards presentation on March 13. Read More »

ICAHN Recognizes Rochelle Community Hospital as one of the Top Critical Access Hospitals in State
The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network is pleased to recognized five of its critical hospital membership as HealthStrong hospitals in Illinois. Read More »

RCH Announces New Partnership with EmCare
Rochelle Community Hospital is partnering with EmCare, the nation's leading provider of physician services. Read More »

Auxiliary Offers Scholarships
Scholarships are available through the Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary to area students who are planning to pursue careers in the healthcare field. Read More »

Nurses Share Importance of Proper Handwashing with Students
Rochelle Community Hospital nursing staff spoke to area first grade classes about the importance of proper handwashing in December. Read More »

RCH Announces Holiday Hours & Flu Advice
We have been seeing more people with flu at our clinics this past week. Remember that flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Flu-like symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever. Read More »

Auxiliary Assists in Purchase for Hospital
The RCH Auxiliary has assisted in the purchase of a new Vein Viewer Vision Imaging System for the hospital. Read More »

Migrant Council Students Visit RCH
Summer school students from the Migrant Council went on a tour of Rochelle Community Hospital last week Read More »

Promotions Announced at RCH
Rochelle Community Hospital has announced two promotions within the organization effective this month. Read More »

RCH Auxiliary Renovates Chapel
Mark Batty, Chief Executive Officer at Rochelle Community Hospital, accepted a check in the amount of $7,468.33 from the Auxiliary Gift Shop and the Auxiliary Memorial Fund. Read More »

Healthcare Scholarships Presented to Six Area Students by RCH Auxiliary
The recipients of this year's six Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary $1,000 healthcare scholarships were recognized at the annual Auxiliary Brunch on April 9, 2012. Read More »

New Chief Executive Officer Named at Rochelle Community Hospital
Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) has named Mark J. Batty as its new Chief Executive Officer effective April 9, 2012. Read More »

Sinnissippi Accepts Donation
Sinnissippi Centers was the recipient of a $500 donation from Rochelle Community Hospital physicians. Read More »

High Performer

Janet Stewart Named April High Performer
Janet Stewart was selected as the High Performer of the Month for April. Read More »

Jessica Price Named February High Performer
Jessica Price was selected as the High Performer for the month of February. Read More »

RCH Names High Performer for 2013
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Rick Downing Named High Performer for January 2014
Rick Downing was named the High Performer for the month of January. Read More »

Joy Miller Named December High Performer
Joy Miller was selected at the High Performer for the month of December. Read More »

Kelly Musselman, R.N. Named November High Performer
Kelly Musselman was selected as the High Performer for the month of November. Read More »

Joan Jones Named October High Performer
Joan Jones was selected as the High Performer for the month of October. Read More »

Marilyn Balch Named September High Performer
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Chris Bielefeldt Named High Performer for August
Chris Bieldfeldt has been named the RCH High Performer for August 2013. Read More »

Jennifer Montgomery Named July High Performer
Jennifer Montgomery has been named the RCH High Performer of the Month for July 2013. Read More »

Kathy Tyner Named June High Performer
Kathy Tyner has been named the RCH High Performer for June 2013. Read More »

Tina Saylor Named May High Performer
Tina was named the RCH Employee of the Month of May 2013. Read More »

Angie Nelson Named April High Performer
Angie Nelson, Emergency Technician, was named the High Performer of the Month for April 2013. Read More »

Amy Hatfield, RN, Named March High Performer
Amy Hatfield, RN, of Medical/Surgical at Rochelle Community Hospital was named the High Performer of the month for March. Read More »

Bridgette Woodall, RN, Named February's High Performer
Bridgette Woodall, RN, of Medica/Surgical at Rochelle Community Hospital was recently named High Performer of the month for February. Read More »

Donna Williams, RN, Named High Performer of the Month for January
Donna Williams, R.N., Medical/Surgical, was recently named the High Performer for January. Read More »

Hospital Names 2012 High Performer of the Year
Rochelle Community Hospital named Katie Haas as High Performer of the Year 2012 at its annual holiday party held at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center on January 11. Haas was selected among last year’s 12 "High Performers of the Month." She is an Administrative Assistant for Patient Care Services and has been employed at the hospital for two years in February. Read More »

Hospital Events

Relay Superhero Kickoff a Success!
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Kickoff Planned for this Year's ACS Relay For Life of Rochelle
"20 Years of Superheros" Read More »

RCH Hosts February Heart Healthy Events
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Support the RCH Foundation with a Love Light
Purchase a Love Light to honor a loved one or special friend and support the RCH Foundation. Read More »

RCH Auxiliary Bazaar and Bake Sale on November 15
Bazaar, Bake Sale, FREE Health Screening & Lunch! Read More »

Attend Our 5th Annual Diabetes Awareness Fair
Our 5th Annual Diabetes Awareness Fair is set for November 7. Read More »

RCH Celebrates 100 Years
Rochelle Community Hospital will be marking 100 years of healthcare with a community celebration on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital. Read More »

7th Annual Hospital Hustle 5K Raised Nearly $8,000
The Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation’s 5K Walk/Run, the “Hospital Hustle”, was held at Rochelle Township High School on Saturday morning, June 1, 2013. There were 254 registered participants. Read More »

7th Annual RCH Foundation "Hospital Hustle" 5K Set for June 1st
The RCH Foundation is finalizing plans for the 7th Annual "Hospital Hustle" 5K Walk/Run. Read More »

Run, Jump, Stretch...Live!
RCH and MOI are pleased to announce a new orthopaedic lecture series here in Rochelle over the next three months. Read More »

Dr. Paul Christensen to Present FREE Heart Healthy Event
On Thursday, February 28, Dr. Paul Christensen will present, "Spices of Life, Heart Medicine and You" at 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Read More »

National Wear Red Day Begins Heart Healthy Month and Screenings at RCH
Employees at Rochelle Community Hospital wore red on Friday, February 1, as part of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Read More »

Second Date Added for Healthcare 360º
A second date for Healthcare 360º has been added with a lunchtime presentation on Wednesday, February 6, at 12:00 noon in the Auxiliary Room at Rochelle Community Hospital. Lunch will be provided and there will be an opportunity to win a $100 gift card. Read More »

Rochelle Community Hospital To Host Healthcare 360º Dinner
On Thursday, January 31, 2013, Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) will host an informative dinner on the third floor of Holcomb State Bank. Entitled Healthcare 360º, the dinner will feature Chief Executive Officer Mark Batty and offer an opportunity to win a Kindle Fire. Read More »

RCH to Kick Off the Holidays with RCH/M-O-I Open House and Christmas Tree Lighting!
On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Rochelle Community Hospital will host the RCH/M-O-I Rehab Services Open House in conjunction with the RCH Foundation Love Lights Christmas Tree Lighting. Read More »

18th Annual Relay for Life Raises $48,000+
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life held Saturday, June 9, at Helms Field raised more than $48,000. More team money is still being turned in from fundraising on Saturday as well as concession stand profits. Read More »

Sixth Annual Hospital Hustle 5K a Great Success
The Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation's 5K Walk/Run, the "Hospital Hustle," was held at Atwood Park on Saturday morning, June 2, 2012. There were 228 registered and 214 who actually participated in the 5K. Read More »

RCH Invites Community to Meet New Chief Executive Officer at Open House
Area residents are invited to welcome the hospital's new Chief Executive Officer, Mark Batty, and his wife, Becky, at a community open house at Rochelle Community Hospital on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Radiology Department. Read More »


Rochelle Medical Group Physicians Present Backpacks
Physicians at Rochelle Medical Group held a drawing Read More »

Rochelle Medical Group Welcomes New Family Practice Physician
Rochelle Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a new family practice physician. Read More »

Physician Communication at RCH Ranks in Top 57 Nationwide
Rochelle Community Hospital ranks number 31 with 93% in a list of the top 57 hospitals in the U.S. Read More »

Local Doctor Plays Tennis 10 Days After Surgery
Many people know about Dr. John Prabhakar's passion for a game of tennis. In fact, he just played a game last week. This may not seem so unusual, especially given the unbelievable temperatures outside, but Dr. Prabhakar just had his right knee joint replaced. The game he played was Wii tennis at Rochelle Community Hospital's (RCH) Rehabilitation Department. Read More »

Recipe of the Week

Recipe of the Week - April 16, 2014
Baked Fruited Oatmeal Read More »

Recipe of the Week - April 9, 2014
Garlic Parmesan Popcorn Read More »

RCH Honors Doctors with Donation to Rochelle Area Community Emergency Shelter
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Recipe of the Week - March 27, 2014
Mandarin Turkey Pinwheels Read More »

Recipe of the Week - March 20, 2014
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Recipe of the Week - March 12, 2014
Hawaiian Coffee Cake Read More »

Recipe of the Week - March 6, 2014
Broccoli Cornbread with Cheese Read More »

Recipe of the Week - February 28, 2014
Kale Salad Read More »

Recipe of the Week - February 19, 2014
Southern Sweet Potato Cake Read More »

Recipe of the Week - February 12, 2014
Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup, Slow Cooker Recipe Read More »

Recipe of the Week - January 29, 2014
Quick Cherry Cinnamon Cobbler Read More »

Recipe of the Week - January 22, 2014
Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers Read More »

Recipe of the Week - January 15, 2014
Cheddar Broccoli Casserole with Crunchy Topping Read More »

Recipe of the Week - January 8, 2014
Slow Cooker Breakfast Cereal Read More »

Recipe of the Week - January 2, 2014
Baked Haddock with Lime Cilantro Butter Read More »

Recipe of the Week - December 27, 2013
Basil White Bean Dip Read More »

Recipe of the Week - December 18, 2013
Eggnog Pound Cake Read More »

Recipe of the Week - December 11, 2013
Easy Tomato Basil Dip Read More »

Recipe of the Week - December 4, 2013
Chicken Tortilla Soup Read More »

Recipe of the Week - November 27, 2013
Pecan Pie Bars Read More »

Recipe of the Week - November 20, 2013
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries Read More »

Recipe of the Week - November 13, 2013
Corn and Bean Casserole Read More »

Recipe of the Week - November 6, 2013
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Mousse Read More »


RCH and KSB Open New Clinic in Ashton
The new Ashton Family Health Center opened on Monday, June 17 at 320 North First Street (Highway 38) in Ashton. Read More »

RCH and KSB Clinics Merge in Ashton
Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) and Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital (KSB) officials have announced they will work collaboratively to offer primary healthcare in the Ashton community. Read More »

Physical Therapy Patient Celebrates 100th Visit
Bob Knight, of Davis Junction, was treated to a celebration of his 100th physical therapy visit by the Rehabilitation staff at RCH on Friday, July 13. Read More »

Rochelle Community Hospital Welcomes Midwest Orthopaedic Institute!
Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) has announced they have entered into a collaborative agreement with Midwest Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) of Sycamore to provide a full range of orthopaedic services in Rochelle that are similar to what's currently offered at MOI's Sycamore facility. Read More »

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Stroke?
Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries to and within the brain. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Read More »

Rochelle Community Hospital Installs the Aquilion Prime CT
Only Second of Its Kind in the United States - In its mission to continue to offer the most advanced technology available, Rochelle Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art Aquilion™ Prime Computed Tomography (CT) scanner to its Diagnostic Imaging department. The new Toshiba 160 slice scanner is only the second of its kind currently available in the United States. The first is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More »

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