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The 50’s are making a come-back in Sycamore during Turning Back Time Weekend scheduled for July 27th through July 29th.  Hop into your vintage ride and cruise over to downtown Sycamore for classic cars, live entertainment and tons of fun.

We’ll kick off the weekend with a free outdoor movie on Friday, July 27th at dusk.  Bring the whole family to Downtown Sycamore and check out “Cars 2” on the big screen.  Discover Sycamore’s Summer on State is brought to you by the Jeff Keicher of State Farm Insurance.  Don’t forget to pack lawn chairs and blankets!

Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products will take place Saturday, July 28th from 3-11pm.  Bringing back the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones will take the stage from 7-10pm.  Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones are known for recreating the glory days with hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and The Beatles.   Discover Sycamore’s Cruise Night will also include a Classic Car Cruise Parade, beer garden, Disc Jockey, food vendors and more!  Cruise Night is also sponsored by The National Bank and Trust Company, American Midwest Bank, Castle Bank, Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Taxco Restaurant Too.

For the second year, the Cruise Night award line-up will include the “Winning Ride” trophy and cash prize provided by Auto Meter Products.  The winner will be entered into the Auto Meter Products WinningRide.com competition.  This provides the winner with a chance to win the ultimate prize, to have your “Winning Ride” displayed in the Auto Meter Products booth at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Vehicle registration will begin at 3pm on the day of the event.  Pre-registration for Cruise Night is available Click Here

Sunday, July 29th brings the 13th Annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show to downtown Sycamore.  Help the Turning Back Time Car Club reach their goal of 1,000 car show registrations.  Registration will take place from 8am until noon with the award presentation at 3:30pm sharp.   Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Turning Back Time specials at downtown merchants and restaurants.

Even if you are too young to remember the 1950’s, we encourage you to experience the nostalgic era associated with Turning Back Time Weekend, a summer event that comes around just once a year.  For more information visit discoversycamore.com.

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Heartsaver AED/CPR

The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course teaches all lay rescuers when to phone 911, how to give CPR, how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator), and how to provide relief of choking. This course covers adult and child CPR & AED and Infant CPR. This course also includes information on the signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke, and child and infant safety. A course completion card will be given following successful completion of the course. The class fee is $45 per person. Price includes book. The class is July 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the KishHealth System Building at 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.1521, x153618 or x153626 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Safe Sitter Basic

This 2-day internationally recognized babysitting program teaches 11 to 13-year-olds the skills to provide children in their care a safe, nurturing environment. Includes Safe Sitter backpack, manual, supplies and light refreshments. The fee for the class is $40 per person. The class is July 10 and 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Cooking From the Summer Garden All Year

Your summer vegetables can provide nutritious, delicious options for you throughout the year. Jo Cessna, Healthy Culinary Instructor, demonstrates techniques to cook soups, sautés, beverages, relishes, and quick main and side dishes made from summer vegetables. Also learn how to freeze and dry produce for the winter months. Tastes and recipes provided. The cost is $10 per person. The class is July 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Next Level Sports Performance Clinic Kids

Unlimited Performance helps develop a kid’s speed, agility training, power improvement, core stability, strength and balance training, injury prevention, and stretching techniques. The class fee is $30 per person for a four-week session. Classes meet starting Wednesdays, July 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, Sycamore. For more information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Diabetes: Self-Management

Learn the latest in diabetes care with an emphasis on the positives. Take the initiative now to control your diabetes and not allow it to control you. The class meets July 12, from 9 to 11 a.m., July 19 and 26, from 9 a.m. to noon in Kish Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. For more information about price and to register, call 815.748.8378 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

DeKalb Farmers Market

Jo Cessna, Healthy Culinary Instructor, presents demonstrations of creative ways to use seasonal produce at  the DeKalb Farmers Market in Van Buer Plaza on July 12, from noon to 2 p.m. Stop by the Kish Hospital tent for a taste and recipes and get your blood pressure checked while you’re there. Demonstrations are free; no registration required.

Sycamore Farmers Market

Jo Cessna, Healthy Culinary Instructor, presents demonstrations of creative ways to use seasonal produce at  the Sycamore Farmers Market on July 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by the Kish Hospital tent for a taste and recipes and get your blood pressure checked while you’re there. Demonstrations are free; no registration required.

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Look Good… Feel Better® is presented in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, Professional Beauty Association, and National Cosmetology Association. This free program teaches beauty techniques to women or girls who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Come learn tips for skin care, makeup, hair care and wigs. All participants receive a free kit of cosmetics. (Valued up to $200.) The free program is on June 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Better Care for a “Sensitive” Heart with Dr. Nguyen

Women’s health is not just a thought process but reflects a global movement to ensure better care for women to prevent heart disease, sudden cardiac death and improve overall quality of life. Dr. Nguyen is a lifelong supporter of women’s health. Heart healthy meal provided. The free class is June 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Prepared Childbirth for Young Moms

Young moms, ages 15-21, learn the signs and stages of labor; breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques; and variations of labor including cesarean births with your support person and other young moms. A tour of the Kish Hospital Maternity Suites is provided. The free class is June 30 from 9 to 4:30 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

CPR Healthcare Provider

This course is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of situations, including in and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) nurses, paramedics, EMT’s, respiratory therapists, CNAs, and other allied health personnel. The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment and may be attended by laypersons. The fee for the class is $50 per person. The class is July 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the KishHealth System Building at 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.1521, x153618 or x153626 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.

 

Men with Cancer Networking Group

Through healthy discussion and connection with others, men can share cancer related stories, learn to adjust to cancer and develop friendships over coffee and snacks. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Creative Connections

Women currently experiencing cancer or post cancer treatment are invited to come together in a relaxed, comfortable environment to share creative outlets, unique talents and discover new friendships. Bring your craft supplies and other sources of creative expression to enjoy with others in an evening of sharing, laughing and bonding. Light snacks and beverages available. This free group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Diabetes: Self-Management

Individual appointments with certified KishHealth diabetes educators are available in Genoa, Waterman, and DeKalb. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 815.748.8378, or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation

The HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation program utilizes a combination of screening and non-invasive tests to evaluate risk factors for heart disease including: a state-of-the-art CT heart scan to reveal extent of calcified plaque, an indication of blockage in the coronary arteries; a blood draw for cholesterol and blood sugar levels; blood pressure, BMI and waist measurement; computerized health risk assessment; and a personal consultation with a registered nurse to identify and understand your cardiac risk factors. Suggested for those 40 years or older with at least one risk factor for heart disease. The cost is $99 person. May not be covered by insurance. Appointments are required. For more information, call 815.748.2975.

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Discover Sycamore’s Farmers’ Markets will return Sunday, June 3 on the corner of Somonauk and Elm Streets in downtown Sycamore.  The market will run through September 30, providing the community with a variety of goods for purchase, activities and live entertainment.  The market will be open every Sunday from 10am-2pm.   Discover Sycamore’s Farmers’ Markets are brought to you by Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Castle Bank.

 

The market will feature both homegrown and homemade products, allowing customers to buy fresh and local.  Not only will it showcase fresh, locally- grown produce but also baked goods, hormone-free meats, artisan cheeses, various wines, roasted coffee beans, homemade pet treats and more.

 

This year’s vendors include Windy Acres, Crump Family Gardens, Ledfoot’s Pet Bakery, South Street Coffee, Inc., Waterman Winery and Vineyards, Inc., Olives 4 You, Theis Farm II, Larson’s Country Market Inc.. Harvest Horizons LLC, Farm Direct Black Angus, The Cheese People of Beloit, Elliot and Sons Bison LLC, Gourmet on the Go and Great Harvest Bread Company.

 

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Anju and Promod Vohra have made a major gift to KishHealth Foundation to benefit the stress testing/ECHO room, which is commemorated with a plaque bearing their names.

“I have always credited KishHealth System for my professional success,” said Anju, technical director for Echocardiography at Kish Hospital. The last 16 years have been pleasant, fulfilling, and productive. I believe that the circle of life is based on giving back. This donation is a little gesture to say a big thank you to a great organization and pay back the health system for its support and opportunities it has given me. To name a room where I spend most of my day making a difference in the lives of patients is very personal and gratifying.”

Her husband, Promod, is dean of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and a member of the KishHealth System Board of Directors.

“As community members, we both have a high level of pride and ownership for Kish Hospital. As professionals, we have strived hard to make a positive difference at the hospital. We hope that our donation will stimulate others to do the same,” Anju said.

KishHealth Foundation Executive Director Marcy Rubic said the health foundation is grateful for the generous gift.  “The Vohras have been incredibly generous to the health system, through their philanthropy as well as their personal leadership and service. Our work would not be possible if not for compassionate people like the Vohras, and we sincerely thank them for their long-standing dedication.”

For more information about donations to KishHealth Foundation, please visit www.kishhealthfoundation.org.

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Teddy bears, dolls, art supplies, and games are the stuff of dreams for most seven-year-olds, yet when young Molly Feitlich of Waterman turned seven this year, she wanted these birthday gifts not for herself, but to give away to kids being treated at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  Molly’s mom, Melissa, recalled her daughter saying, “‘Mom, I want to think of ways to raise money for kids in the hospital,’” and she told all her friends about her plan as well.  Molly’s younger sister was an overnight hospital patient not long ago and Mrs. Feitlich says the experience stayed with her. “Molly just felt that the sick kids needed something to make them happy,” her mom noted.  “She had just received a number of toys for Christmas and a new bedroom and felt she did not need anything else.”

Molly has been an active donor for a few years now, having donated all proceeds from a lemonade stand last summer to KishHealth Foundation. She also volunteers time serving meals to those in need and had previously donated birthday gifts to families in need in DeKalb County.  “I am amazed at her generous heart,” said Molly’s mom.  “She’s always had a desire to make a difference.”

“We are truly inspired by Molly’s generosity,” said Health Foundation Executive Director Marcy Rubic. “When Molly learned that a young boy going through an uncomfortable treatment received one of her birthday toys—and that it immediately brought joy to his tearful eyes—her mom told us Molly said, ‘it is sad that the boy had to have that happen, but it’s happy and funny that he got the toy.’”

For more information about KishHealth Foundation, please call 815.748.9954 or visit www.kishhealthfoundation.org.

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Cindy Graves, director of Emergency Services for KishHealth System stands in front of what will soon be a new nurses’ station in Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s expanded Emergency Department.

 

In response to its high volumes and constant efforts for high quality of patient care, Kishwaukee Community Hospital is currently expanding its Emergency Room and Maternity Suites above it on the second floor. The construction, which began December 1, was originally expected to be completed by the fall of 2012, is ahead of schedule to be completed this summer. Mild weather and an efficient construction crew have put the anticipated project completion date ahead of schedule, lessening the interruptions to patients.

The expansion project includes the building of six more treatment bays in the Emergency Department, bringing its current number of 15 to 21, plus an additional nurses’ station and a patient bathroom. And on the Maternity Suites unit, to accommodate the growing number of patients delivering babies, four private rooms primarily dedicated to C-section postpartum recovery will be added. An operating room also will be added to Maternity Suites, reserved mainly for scheduled and emergency C-sections.

Cindy Graves, director of Emergency Services for KishHealth System, commented about the construction, “We ask that the public has patience as we complete this much needed expansion. We continue to give patients high quality care despite the noise at times and temporary loss of space due to the construction.” Providing our usual standard of quality patient care and safety remain the priority for the emergency room providers, regardless of the construction. “We apologize for any inconveniences the construction may cause during the next few months as we look forward to accommodating more patients in the expanded space,” Graves added. This project is another way KishHealth System is serving to the community with improved services and facilities.

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