Getting to know: Kristen Hammel, Rosecrance Central Illinois mental health services director

Whether she’s counseling youth in the criminal justice system, leading a team, or caring for horses, new Rosecrance Central Illinois mental health services director Kristen Hammel can’t help but connect with others around her. That gift has enabled her to positively impact lives wherever she has served. “People have told me I have the natural … Continued

King focused on changing lives, building community

Connections have been a life priority for Joey King. As a healthcare leader, the Coles County native is using that passion to make a difference as Rosecrance Central Illinois’ executive director. King brings more than a decade of experience in behavioral health settings, including eight years as a chief clinical officer at h is most … Continued

Tax Benefits of the CARES Act

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act is designed to help you, businesses and nonprofits facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few key provisions of the CARES Act that may affect you and your charitable goals: Required Minimum Distributions Suspended The new law temporarily suspends the requirements for required … Continued

Rosecrance Florian Program: Help for Our Everyday Heroes

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19 and civil unrest, our first responders — fire fighters, paramedics, law enforcement, military and medical personnel — are under more pressure than ever. The level of intensity, combined with long shifts, extreme situations, and exposure to traumatic situations can leave them looking for ways of coping with these stressors. … Continued

Rosecrance proud to be an employer of choice

Rosecrance is dedicated to creating a positive environment that attracts talent to careers with the company. These efforts have led to numerous awards, including recognition as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” and “Illinois’ Healthiest Employers.” One of the reasons for the strong workplace culture is a shared culture of compassion. “We love to … Continued

Community celebrates Phil Eaton’s career

Community members and Rosecrance friends celebrated the upcoming retirement of CEO Phil Eaton at small gatherings in October. Guests included civic leaders, current and former Rosecrance board members and donors, as well as Illinois legislators and healthcare leadership. In addition to well wishes, Eaton was presented with a number of congratulatory commendations from federal, state, … Continued

Virtual toolkit provides resources for educators

At the beginning of each school year, Rosecrance provided educators and parents with valuable resources for the coming year. These Back to School Kits, which included tips and resources to help school staff navigate the challenges of substance use and mental health issues, shifted to virtual materials this year. “We knew educators were incredibly busy … Continued

Effectively Managing Suicide Risk During COVID-19

This year has been the year of numbers: the number of people who have been unfortunate enough to contract COVID-19, the number of people who’ve died from COVID-19, the number of people who’ve lost their jobs or someone they love… there’s no end to the number of people whose lives have been directly or indirectly … Continued

Multi-Agency Partnership Pilot Program Announced

After many weeks of planning and development, officials from Winnebago County, the City of Rockford, and Rosecrance are pleased to announce the launch of the Co-Responder Pilot Program for Rockford and Winnebago Counties. Municipalities across the country are adopting similar programs where law enforcement and clinicians work together in response to calls that involve a … Continued