Support Group for gastric bypass patients meets at OSF Saint Anthony

A support group for those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery, or those who are considering the procedure as a weight loss and management option, will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, at the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health, 5510 E. State St., Rockford.

The meetings are intended to provide a forum for sharing information, experiences, recipes and recommendations. There are no fees, and all are welcome. For more information, call 815-877-5036.

For the third year in a row, consumers in northern Illinois selected OSF Saint Anthony as a Consumer Choice Award winner in a survey conducted by National Research Corporation.

OSF Saint Anthony is the only Rockford medical center to earn the elite Magnet designation for nursing excellence. It is the highest award for nursing available in the United States.

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, is a member of OSF HealthCare System, an affiliate corporation of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.

Its Web site is

From the Sept. 21-27, 2005, issue

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