FHN Leaders Discuss Coping With Pandemic Stress, Anxiety

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN has created and made available the latest weekly video update from FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley, MBA, FACHE on the organization’s COVID-19 preparations.

Gridley and FHN Assistant Vice President, Behavioral Health Gabriel Gonzalez, MSW, talk about how people can cope with the stress and anxiety of “Staying Safe at Home” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gridley also shares an update on FHN’s progress in preparing for a possible influx of COVID-19 patients and the organization’s readiness to welcome patients back for non-COVID-19 treatments and procedures.

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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