FREEPORT, Ill., FHN is celebrating Mother’s Day and wrapping up the month-long Strong Women, Strong Communities celebration by inviting community members to share a tribute to their mom. Two limited-edition Home Defense prints, courtesy of FHN, will be randomly awarded; one to a person making a tribute and another to a mother being recognized.
With a provider staff that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and the area’s only midwife, FHN offers a full range of obstetrical and childbirth services, as well as specialized treatment. FHN offers classes and other support for new moms and families after baby arrives, and complete gynecological care for women of any age.
To share a tribute for Mother’s Day, visit FHN.org and click the link at the top of the home page. Entries will be accepted online the week of April 25 through Mother’s Day, May 8.
Limited-edition, archival-quality prints of Home Defense are available for $50 at the Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue in Freeport. Printing was provided courtesy of FHN, so all proceeds benefit the Museum. Through this contribution and sponsorship of the exhibit, FHN pays tribute to the exceptional contributions of women throughout the communities of northwest Illinois is the arts, business, education, healthcare, and, of course, in the home.
Strong Women, Strong Communities is a month-long celebration of local women and home arts sponsored by FHN, the Freeport Art Museum, University of Illinois Extension, Freeport Public Library, and the Stephenson County Historical Society. These events have been inspired by the painting Home Defense by Freeport artist Florence Furst, which is a work in the permanent collection at the Freeport Art Museum. It is also part of a traveling exhibit organized by the Peoria Riverfront Museum called Making Their Mark – Illinois Women Artists 1940-1960, sponsored by FHN and being exhibited at the Freeport Art Museum through May 7. For more information on Strong Women, Strong Communities, visitwww.fhn.org.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 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 22 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, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.