FHN Leaders Discuss Community Testing, Dealing with Stress

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley, MBA, FACHE and Chief Quality Officer Rebecca Pedersen, MD, CPE, FAAFP, talk about the upcoming no-cost community testing events and dealing with stress in this week’s COVID-19 video update.

Dr. Pedersen, who sees patients at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Highland View Drive in Freeport, talks about the body’s natural reaction to long-term stress and how to “recharge” in the face of that stress.

Gridley, who served as a medic in the U.S. Army, shares a breathing exercise to deal with stressful situations. He also shares details about the June 17 and June 24 community testing events being offered by FHN and the Stephenson County Health Department.

The video, along with all of the previous weeks’ videos, is available on FHN’s COVID-19 information site, www.fhn.org/coronavirus.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,200 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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