Thelma Baker Named as a Rockford Chamber 'People You Should Know'

11/01/2018 - Rockford, Illinois

  • Thelma Baker

Baker was one of 20 people recognized during a special reception Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Tebala Event Center. The chamber started People You Should Know in 2011, and the program has honored 121 leaders since that time.

This latest group features eight women and 12 men representing a variety of industries, including health care, government, nonprofits, finance, education, manufacturing and professional services. Honorees are business leaders who impact their respective organizations and industries and who positively affect the local business environment.

Baker became an oncology nurse 25 years ago. Earlier this year, she joined OSF Saint Anthony where she oversees the Patricia D. Pepe Center for Cancer Care and is responsible for 57 employees, practice management of six full-time providers and all clinic and cancer-related programs.

“I am honored to receive this recognition,” Baker said. “The cancer journey is never an easy one. “Our job as a healthcare professional is to provide support along the way.”



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