CGH Medical Center in Sterling will provide Sauk Valley Media birth announcement forms to parents, but as of Jan. 1, no longer will submit them to SVM. Parents must submit the completed forms themselves.
The announcements are published at no charge in the Daily Gazette and the Telegraph.
Forms also are available at Sauk Valley Media's main office at 3200 E. Lincolnway in Sterling and at the Telegraph office at 113 S. Peoria Ave. in Dixon.
Completed forms can be dropped off at either office, faxed to 815-625-9390, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Sauk Valley Media, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081.
If for any reason a form is not available at CGH, parents can go to www.saukvalley.com and click on Subscriber Services at the bottom of the page to print one.
KSB Hospital's policy remains the same; it will provide the forms and submit the information to SVM.
Call 815-625-3600, ext. 5502, with questions.