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MERCY ROCKFORD HEALTH SYSTEM: Mercyhealth and Chick-fil-A Rockford Offering Free Dinners To Go For Patients


By Press release submission | Jul 8, 2019


Mercy Rockford Health System issued the following announcement on July 8.

Starting today, July 8, mothers who are discharged from Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside Mom/Baby Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will receive gift cards for a complimentary dinner from Chick-fil-A Rockford. The meal, entirely free of charge, includes a small catering tray of the patient’s choice along with two sides of their choice. The combined value of the three gift cards is up to $35 and can be redeemed through the drive thru or by stopping into the Rockford Chick-fil-A at 280 N. Perryville Rd.

This is not the only free meal mothers receive when they deliver at Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside. The hospital recently began providing a frozen take-home meal for patients. The complimentary dinner to go is diabetes friendly and serves a family of four.

“Mercyhealth and I have similar goals of supporting our local community,” said Philip Everett, Chick-fil-A Rockford Owner/Operator. “We hope this will allow parents the ability to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with their new baby.”

Patients receive the Chick-fil-A gift cards when they are discharged from Mercyhealth’s Mom/Baby Unit and NICU. Patients already receive a frozen dinner to go from Mercyhealth’s Food and Nutrition Services Department in a reusable insulated tote when they are discharged from the hospital.

“We are thrilled that the Rockford Chick-fil-A is committed to providing all the patients in our Mom/Baby Unit and NICU this wonderful meal,” said Linnette Carter, System Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Mercyhealth. “It really is a testament to Philip’s passion for making lives better, which goes right along with our mission as a health system.”

Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside is the only State of Illinois-Designated Children’s Hospital in the northern Illinois region and has a wide spectrum of pediatric services: Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, State of Illinois-Designated Regional Perinatal Center for 11 counties, Level III (highest level) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and one of only two Small Baby Units in the State of Illinois.

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Source: Mercy Rockford Health System

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