Putting Valentine’s Day into perspective for our children

valentine1Valentine's Day can be a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for the people we love. For many children, celebrating Valentine's Day first happens in school. Frequently, there is a class party and the distribution of valentines among classmates. Unfortunately, it can be an event that elicitsRead more


New Year’s Resolutions.

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

NYE-resolutionsFor many adults, the New Year can be a time to reflect on the previous year, future goals, or an opportunity to expand on current undertakings.  Not only can we as parents benefit from New Year’s resolutions, our childrenRead more


Swedish Covenant Hospital Earns Recertification as a NICHE Designated Hospital

SCH_NICHESwedish Covenant Hospital was recently recertified as a NICHE designated hospital by the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program. NICHE awarded the hospital a “Senior-Friendly” status, exemplifying the hospital’s commitment to quality care for patients over 65 and providing state-of-the-art resources to better addressRead more


Swedish Covenant Hospital Earns “Straight A’s” for Patient Safety from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score

SwedishHospitalSwedish Covenant Hospital has been recognized once again for its dedication to patient safety by receiving another A grade in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. The Score rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. ThisRead more


Tips on approaching the gift-giving season with your children.

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

sledingAs the largest gift-giving season of the year approaches, it can be difficult to balance receiving and giving when it comes to our children.  Here are some helpful things to keep in mind as parents when navigating the gift-givingRead more


Overcoming Breast Cancer Side Effects Through Physical Therapy

Program Director Nora Sullivan

Outpatient Manager of Rehabilitation Services Nora Sullivan

October marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Physical Therapy Month, which is all the more reason to take note of the lymphedema screening and education program at Swedish Covenant Hospital. The programRead more


5 Tips for Managing Stress Durning the Holidays

by Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, DrJen@DrJenChicago.com

familyholidayAlthough the holidays are a time for celebration and connection with the ones we love, they can also be a time of increased stress.  It is important to be mindful of our stress level and the potentialRead more


Varicose Vein Patient Sees Improvement in Health and Self Confidence

SCH1Jodi Kaisling’s bubbly and light-hearted personality is the first thing one notices when visiting her at the historic Barnaby’s Pizza near Chicago, where she has worked for the past three years. “I am very lucky,” she said of her workplace. “My mom is my boss.”Read more


Five Tips for Helping Your Child Learn Self-Control

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

KidOKHave you felt frustrated by your child interrupting your conversations? Does your child have difficulty waiting his turn with friends? Does your child continue to touch objects in your house that you have told her not to? LearningRead more


Swedish Covenant Hospital Goes Platinum

with Cardiology Platinum Performance Achievement Award

B15122_ACTION_PLATSwedish Covenant Hospital’s Cardiology Department is a 2015 recipient of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry’s ACTION Registry-- Platinum Performance Award. The award recognizes Swedish Covenant Hospital’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of cardiac care, and celebrates the success of theRead more