Rosecrance announces staff achievements, promotions

Chief Medical Officer appointed to national ethics panel

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ROCKFORD – Dr. Thomas Wright, chief medical officer for Rosecrance Health Network, has been asked to join a newly established national advisory board on medical ethics.

The goal of Editorial Advisory Board of the Physicians Index for Ethics in Medicine is to provide practicing physicians insight into the most relevant bioethical issues of the day. Wright, who is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, brings the behavioral health perspective to the six-member panel.

A native of Illinois, Wright received his medical training at the University of Illinois. He has taught at Northwestern University and at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and in Rockford. He received the Faculty Teaching Award last year for his work at UI in Rockford. He serves on a variety of medical panels in Illinois and Wisconsin and has received many awards and recognitions for leadership in psychiatric medicine. He came to Rosecrance in 2007.

Richard Lovitt, Rosecrance accounting manager, has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Lovitt, who has a finance degree from Illinois State Universty and an MBA from Rockford College, has been with Rosecrance for seven years.

Mary Roufa has been named Manager of Community Services and Support for Rosecrance. In her 20 years with Rosecrance, Roufa has held a variety of positions and most recently was Family Program Coordinator at the Griffin Williamson Adolescent Treatment Center. She will continue her leadership role with the family program as she assumes responsibilities for alumni and volunteer activities for the Rosecrance Substance Abuse Division.

Anne Fridh is the new Director of Performance Improvement for Rosecrance. She joins Rosecrance with extensive experience overseeing treatment programs and services in Illinois and other states. She will lead the quality management/performance improvement teams. Fridh has a Doctor of Psychology degree from Argosy University.

Judy Emerson
Director of Communications
Rosecrance Health Network
1021 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
815.387.5605 (office); 815.262.4685 (cell)
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About Rosecrance
Rosecrance is a private not-for-profit organization offering behavioral health services for more than 14,000 children, adolescents, adults and families each year. Rosecrance provides addiction treatment through inpatient and outpatient programs in Rockford, IL, and services at six satellite offices in the Chicago area. Rosecrance offers community mental health services, including emergency services for adults and children, in Rockford and Belvidere. The organization was founded in 1916. (More information at