Rockford Chamber of Commerce Honors OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center Nurse with Community Hero Award

12/01/2020 - Rockford, Illinois

  • Ashley Osterberg, RN

    Ashley Osterberg, RN, with Community Hero Award

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center is pleased to announce Ashley Osterberg, RN, has received the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s Community Hero Award.


The award honors a female’s contributions outside of the office, and demonstrates her commitment to her community through service. This individual contributes positively to community improvement and change through time, talent, treasure or a combination. Her skills are utilized in a way that does not directly benefit her professionally, but rather, for the betterment of others.


Osterberg works in the emergency department and critical care center at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. During the initial stages of COVID-19, Osterberg did not hesitate to take COVID-19 patients, and floated to the ICU to help by working additional hours, as they were filled to capacity and the nurses were exhausted. She did not stop there. Osterberg also volunteered to work additional hours at our sister hospital in Evergreen Park, IL (Chicago), OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center. She also volunteers to foster dogs, helping them get ready to find their forever homes.


“We are very proud of Ashley and believe this award is very well-deserved,” said Paula Carynski, President of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. “She is a prime example of our Mission Partners who live out our Mission every day to serve our community with the greatest care and love.”


Osterberg received the award and will be honored in the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s The Voice December edition. A virtual award ceremony will also take place and further details will be released on that by the chamber.