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SwedishAmerican Health System Partnership

Aunt Martha’s is excited to announce a new partnership with SwedishAmerican Health System that would provide Rockford-area residents with greater access to essential medical services and help reduce escalating health care costs for taxpayers.

The clinic would offer an integrated, holistic, coordinated approach to primary care, women’s health services, and mental health. As a patient-centered clinic, it would provide a medical home for many uninsured members of the community who now rely on expensive Emergency Department (ED) visits to meet their health care needs.

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$75,000 Donation Supports Foster Kids

logo_mattressfirmIn the United States, there are currently more than 400,000 children living in foster care. Aunt Martha’s is striving to provide support and comfort to these kids during a difficult time by training and supporting foster families, and encouraging family engagement for youth in care. Today, Aunt Martha’s received a helping hand from mattress retailer Mattress Firm and the Ticket to Dream Foundation with a $75,000 donation to support foster kids.

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Integrated Care, Medical Home Model Attracts Hospital Partnerships

At Aunt Martha’s, we’re taking a different approach – an integrated approach – to health care.  And people are starting notice.  What people?  How about the folks who are responsible for the bottom line at places like Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, New Roseland Community Hospital and Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, just to name a few? Continue reading

What is Integrated Care

integrated-careWhen you have multiple health issues, you traditionally have to set up multiple appointments with these different specialists. Sometimes, you only get help for some of your concerns. Quite frankly, we don’t think that’s acceptable. Continue reading

Talking Integrated Care with Comcast Newsmakers

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Raul Garza, Aunt Martha’s President & CEO, recently sat down with Ellee Pai Hong at Comcast Newsmakers to talk about the urgent need for mental health services, the disparity between that need and the resources available, and the integrated model of care we’re using to help free up the schedules of the psychiatrists in our health centers.

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Which Vaccines Do Adults Need

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You want to pass on certain things like family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit. Continue reading

Your Pregnancy: Protecting Baby Starts Now

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From the moment you found out you were pregnant, you started protecting your developing baby. You might have changed the way you eat, started taking a prenatal vitamin, or researching the kind of car seat you’ll buy. But did you know that one of the best ways to start protecting your developing baby against serious diseases is by making sure you get the whooping cough (Tdap) and flu vaccines while you are pregnant? Continue reading

Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

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Vaccines help protect babies and young children against 14 serious diseases before their 2nd birthday. Even though you are keeping her safe from diseases, it’s hard to see your child cry when she gets her shots. But you can take some steps before, during, and after a vaccine visit to ease the short-term pain and stress of getting shots. Continue reading

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