OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

OSF Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center

At OSF Healing Pathways, we are a community of caregivers committed to helping cancer patients, survivors and their families live better during, and after, cancer treatment.

We provide a welcoming environment to participate in programs and classes, utilize needed resources or drop in for friendship and support. Our services are free for all our guests, not only patients of OSF HealthCare.

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We empower you, whether you are a cancer patient or a survivor, by providing resources and support to help cope with the disease and improve your overall quality of life.

OSF Healing Pathways is committed to serving people with the greatest care and love when they need it most. Through education, inspiration and complementary therapies, we encourage you to discover your own healing pathways.

Consider us your partner in your journey to wellness and healing. With us, you will find comfort, support and relaxation among a community of people who are facing many of the same challenges that cancer brings to your life.

OSF Healing Pathways serves individuals with all types of cancer and their families, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or religion.

We Have Moved To a New Location!

We have some exciting news to share with you.

As of Thursday, August 1, OSF HealthCare Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center has relocated to the Patricia D. Pepe Center for Cancer Care, located at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St. 

This move was made with you in mind.

uests will now be able to access OSF Healing Pathways more easily with all programs and services located on the first floor of the cancer center. In addition, there is valet service available at the main entrance of the center.

And our services remain free for all guests and their loved ones, not only patients of OSF HealthCare. 

OSF Healing Pathways is committed to serving people with the greatest care and love when they need it most.

Our Mission Partners and volunteers look forward to working with our guests and eventually expanding our offerings through education, inspiration and complementary therapies. 

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Mullen, program coordinator, at (815) 977-4123 or Amy.E.Mullen@osfhealthcare.org

Guest Participation

As a new guest to OSF Healing Pathways, please print and complete the two forms below.

Then submit your forms in the manner of your choice (submit in person or by US mail, or Fax: (815) 977-5513).

Healing Pathways Physician Release Form (PDF - 509.3 KB)

Healing Pathways Patient Intake Form (PDF - 418.3 KB)

Vision

Our vision is to provide the region with a full-service cancer resource center, known for its staff and program excellence.

By offering services to complement and support traditional medical treatment, we strive to be a valuable referral source for the psycho-social needs of cancer patients and survivors.

In addition, we envision partnering with other cancer service organizations to provide a welcoming, non-clinical setting for their programs, speakers and networking groups.

History

OSF Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center was founded by Loves Park, Illinois, native Linda Huffman Jones.

As a leukemia patient, Jones experienced the benefits of a cancer resource center while living in the Chicago suburbs, and she set about establishing one when she returned to the Rockford area.

In 2007, Jones assembled a group of cancer survivors, health professionals and community activists to explore the possibility of a Rockford area cancer wellness center.

The group took inventory of the services currently available, conducted focus-group studies, visited five Illinois cancer wellness centers, interviewed health professionals and toured local oncology clinics and hospital units.

Their research led the team to believe there was a real need for such a center in the region. The center opened its doors April 13, 2010.

Programs

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Our programs are designed to help you live better and feel better during cancer treatment and into survivorship.

We also provide programs for caregivers, including a program specifically designed for children of cancer patients.

The teachers and practitioners who provide our programs are all trained, certified and experienced in their field.

To view our program schedule and class descriptions, check out our seasonal Program Guide below.

OSF Healing Pathways Fall 2019 Program Guide (PDF - 249.1 KB)

OSF Healing Pathways Winter 2020 Program Guide

 

What's New?

 

Cancer Survivorship Series

Wednesdays in November from 11 a.m. – Noon.

Cancer Treatment is done…Now what? The Cancer Survivorship Series is a new program offered at OSF Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center! This four-part series is a helpful resource that covers important survivorship topics such as the Late Effects of Cancer Treatment, Dealing with Fear of Recurrence, Nutrition & Exercise, and Stress Management, this series is offered at no cost to any person in our community who has been touched by cancer, including both survivors and caregivers.

Come join us and be equipped with the knowledge and resources that you need to not only maintain your survivorship, but to truly thrive. These four sessions will educate, inform and empower you to be proactive about managing your health and moving forward after completing treatment.

Refreshments will be served at each session. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Call OSF Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center at 815-977-4123 to inquire about dates and to register.

 

Group Health & Life Coaching

Wednesday, October 30th, Tuesday, November 26th, and Wednesday, December 18th from 11:00 a.m. -  Noon
Tuesday, January 28th, Tuesday February 25th, and Tuesday, March 24th from 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Cancer can be unnerving, emotionally devastating, and disruptive to almost any balance and routine in our lives. Coaching can encourage us to search out what gives us meaning. Facilitated by Kathy Moehling RN, ND, LCPC, LMT, HTCP, HWNC-BC.

 

Christmas Soup Luncheon

Friday, December 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us at OSF Healing Pathways to celebrate Christmas and reconnect with old friends and make new connections at the center. All guests and volunteers of OSF Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center are welcome. Come enjoy hot soup and fellowship on a cold day, and celebrate the love and friendship that has filled our lives throughout the past year. We hope to see you there!

 

Lunch & Learn: New Year Vision Boards

Wednesday, January 15th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with a vision for thriving with others. This program will be focused on making vision boards that help us to be mindful of how we can live life to the fullest as thrivers. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Angela Larson.

 

Lunch & Learn: Grief, Mindfulness & Resiliency

Tuesday, February 18h from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss and learn more about the topics of grief, mindfulness and resiliency and how they interact and come into play while navigating the ups and downs a cancer journey. Lunch will be served. Facilitated by Andrew Vitale, CT.

 

The Beauty in You

Wednesday, March 4th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The Beauty in You is a program designed for women who are undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing some of the physical side effects that come from the treatment journey. Facilitated by Licensed Cosmetologist and Hair Loss Consultant, Cindy Genrich, this program will provide education on skin care, hair replacements, turbans, scarfs, hats to help you navigate this time of change. Light lunch will be served.

 

How to Help

Our volunteers who make it possible to provide the programs and services we offer our guests.

To learn about volunteer activities and to apply to be a volunteer, please Become A Volunteer.

To donate, please visit the OSF Foundation.

Hours & New Location

Our hours are Tuesday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We're located at:

5666 E. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Phone: (815) 977-4123
Fax: (815) 977-5513

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