Semi-annual event spotlights Rosecrance medical staff

Front row (L-R) Amy Young (in red), Allison Pale, Deb Corrigan, Dr. Joseph Neubauer and Dr. Richard Jaconette. Back row (L-R): Dr. Carol Craig, Sherry Aleksich, Dr. Dennis Brightwell, Lynn Wheeler, Dr. Raymond Garcia, Dr. Thomas Wright and Dr. Al Baris. Not pictured: Paula Bauman, Dr. Anthony D’Souza, Dr. Jorge Fernald, Dr. Reginald Givens, Dr. Christine Grundeman, Dr. Shahina Jafry, Dr. Michael Kuna, Dr. Therese Lucietto, Dr. Thomas Mabee, Dr. Desiree Rahman, Dr. Trilok Shah, Dr. Evan Silvi and Dr. Uma Srivastava.



Rosecrance doctors and nurses gathered this month to celebrate the holidays and hear a bit of business during the semi-annual medical staff meeting.

The Dec. 8 get-together drew medical staff from Rosecrance locations across the region to discuss program updates and day-to-day work with clients.

Rosecrance relies on a medical leadership team of about two dozen people, including psychiatrists, primary care providers and nurses who care for thousands of children, teens, young adults, adults and families going through substance abuse and mental health treatment each year. They see clients at Rosecrance’s four main campuses in Rockford, SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rosecrance McHenry County and Rosecrance’s recovery homes, supportive housing apartment buildings and other affiliated sites. Many of our providers have been with us for several decades, and the team has well over 100 years of combined experience – fitting as Rosecrance celebrates its 100th anniversary this year!

Dr. Thomas Wright, Rosecrance’s chief medical officer, opened the meeting with a welcome and introductions. Allison Pale was introduced as Rosecrance’s new director of nursing, replacing Deb Corrigan, who recently left to pursue an advanced practice nursing degree. Sherry Aleksich also joined the team as an advanced practice nurse who splits her time between Rockford, Chicago and Crystal Lake.

Rosecrance President/CEO Phil Eaton made a few remarks, noting the “integrity of providers at Rosecrance” and thanking the medical staff for their commitment. A highlight of the evening was the special sendoff for Corrigan, which included a stethoscope as a gift.