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

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.

Guests 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)


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.


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.


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

The factilitators 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.

Event Update

Important Note: Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events. This is to ensure we’re following guidance to limit large interactions, for everyone’s safety. You can find a full list of closures through the ALERT notification above. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Communication including information about reopening and resuming regular programming will be forthcoming. 

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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