Annual Healthcare Guide

Regional Health Systems

Discover some of the region’s leading health systems and what they have to offer.



Mission Statement: “Exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better.”

Mercyhealth is a not-for-profit, vertically integrated health system with seven hospitals and 85 primary and specialty care locations throughout 50 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. Its 800+ employed physician partners and 8,000 employee/partners care for 2.4 million patients each year.

Mercyhealth is committed to being a top integrated health care provider and continuously working to make life better for the people, families and communities it serves. As an integrated health care provider, it provides exceptional, coordinated health care that spans four core service divisions: hospital-based services; clinic-based services; home health, hospice and retail services; and a wholly owned insurance company. These four core service divisions make up its comprehensive, vertically integrated delivery system, and integrated delivery is what makes Mercyhealth unique in serving the full range of health care needs for its patients.

Mercyhealth offers over 120 specialty and subspecialty services, including orthopedic surgery, prehospital emergency services and training, neurosurgery, heart and vascular services, cancer care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and much more. When time is of the essence, its trauma centers are equipped with the latest technology and highly trained staff to provide immediate, life-saving care.

Opened in January 2019, Mercyhealth’s $505 million Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Riverside on I-90 and Riverside Boulevard in Rockford serves as the regional hub for highly specialized hospital and clinical care for adults and children. As a state-designated children’s hospital, over 50 pediatric specialists provide exceptional care for infants and children. This facility houses a Regional Perinatal Center, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a pediatric critical care center, and much more. The facility also boasts a Level I trauma center, state-of-the-art surgical suites, and specialty care for all ages.

The Riverside campus compliments Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Rockton, which has provided comprehensive care since it opened its doors as Rockford Hospital in 1885. The Rockton campus provides primary, specialty and emergency/trauma care. Over the last several years, Mercyhealth has made a significant investment in the facility:
• $5 million to create a new Orthopedic Center of Excellence. Adult and pediatric orthopedic surgeons specialize in a variety of treatments and surgeries, including sports medicine, joint replacement, hand surgery and trauma surgery.
• $2.5 million for a 16,500-square-foot Prehospital and Emergency Services Center that offers a variety of training and other services.
• $1 million renovation to the Cancer Center for a more private patient experience and decreased wait times
• $1 million investment for state-of-the-art diagnostic robotic laboratory technology for faster test results
• And much more

In July 2019, Mercyhealth’s new Family and Internal Medicine Residency Programs will begin training 25 residents, and by year three, 75 residents will be trained annually. The programs will be housed at Mercyhealth Alpine and Mercyhealth Mulford. With these programs, Mercyhealth will be the largest clinical training site for future physicians in the northern Illinois region. The programs will help recruit and retain primary care physicians to the northern Illinois region assisting in resolving physician shortages and contributing to the economy.

Javon Bea Hospital – Rockton Avenue
2400 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford
(815) 971-5000

Javon Bea Hospital – Riverside
8201 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford
(815) 971-7000




Mission statement: “We’re here, for you.”

FHN is a regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN has services nearby for all ages, so every member of your family can receive caring, personal, professional healthcare.

An average of 1,500 people visit FHN each day for their healthcare needs. A wide range of services is available, including:

  • State-of-the-art cancer care at the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, paired with a guarantee that patients with a new cancer diagnosis will see a specialist within three business days
  • The region’s only orthopedic team offering highly personalized TruMatch® knee replacement
  • Advanced wound treatment including hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Complete cardiac care including angioplasties, stents and pacemaker placement
  • Digital mammography, ultrasound and MRI at the FHN Women’s Diagnostic Center
  • Advanced critical care in the eICU, enabling patients to stay close to home and family
  • 100 percent private patient rooms at FHN Memorial Hospital, the first in the region
  • In-room labor, delivery and recovery in the FHN Family Birthing Center
  • An Acute Stroke Team with a 24/7/365 teleneurology link to national experts and Gold Plus rated stroke care (by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association)
  • Easy scheduling for patients in search of a primary healthcare provider; call FHN’s hotline and you’ll have an appointment before you hang up.

FHN offers affiliations with all three major hospitals in Rockford, as well as the University of Wisconsin Hospital and clinics in Madison.

The staff at FHN values each patient interaction as a serious responsibility that requires clinical expertise, access to the latest in medical technology and a level of trust and commitment that is earned by FHN people, products and processes.

FHN Memorial Hospital
1045 W. Stephenson St.
(877) 6000-FHN, (1-877-600-0346)


OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Mission Statement: “Serving with the greatest care and love.”

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center is a 240-bed tertiary care facility on a 100-acre campus in Rockford serving patients from a 10-county area.

As a Level I Trauma Center, which includes the only Regional Burn Unit, OSF Saint Anthony is the place to go when time matters and the complexity of injury or medical condition requires immediate attention and treatment by experienced and dedicated medical professionals.

OSF Saint Anthony is also the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center, with a dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit for stroke and aneurysm patients, including on-site neurosurgery available 24/7 with the ability to perform complex neurovascular procedures.

Our cardiology program, including OSF Cardiovascular Institute, has earned a three star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and we are the only medical center in the region performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery for patients with aortic stenosis who are at high risk with a standard valve replacement procedure. We also perform the “Watchman” procedure, a catheter-delivered device that helps reduce the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation patients who can’t tolerate blood thinners.

Additionally, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony has the Patricia D. Pepe Center for Cancer Care with oncology services certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative® and accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

With OSF Illinois Neurological Institute; OSF Medical Group, including OSF Surgical Group, the largest multi-specialty group in the region; Endocrinology; Center for Sports Medicine & Health Fitness; and leading-edge orthopedic services, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony offers the most-comprehensive medical services programs in the area.

Since 2005, OSF Saint Anthony has been a Magnet-designated hospital, the highest recognition for nursing excellence in the U.S., awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.
In 2018, a 144,000-square-foot expansion of the medical center was opened. It has allowed OSF Saint Anthony to become an all-private patient room hospital. The new addition also includes a PromptCare, a retail pharmacy, expanded women’s services, including a rejuvenation center, plus a demonstration kitchen.

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is a member of OSF HealthCare, owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, with medical centers and health facilities in Alton, Kewanee, Peoria, Bloomington, Pontiac, Galesburg, Monmouth, Mendota, Streator and Ottawa, Ill., and Escanaba, Mich. Everyone who is part of the organization is dedicated to providing healthcare with the greatest care and love. That compassion and respect for those we serve lives within the best healthcare professionals in the region and is a key reason why Forbes named us No. 1 best employer in Illinois.

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 E. State St., Rockford
(815) 226-2000


SwedishAmerican, A Division of UW Health

Mission Statement: “Through excellence in healthcare, and compassionate service, we care for our community.”

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate service to the community.

The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a freestanding outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of primary care and multi-specialty clinics and a home healthcare agency.

Following their merger in 2015, SwedishAmerican and UW Health began improving patient care through major capital investments in areas such as information technology, hospital infrastructure and new clinical care locations.
SwedishAmerican achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The SwedishAmerican Foundation has completed substantial neighborhood revitalization projects surrounding the hospital campus.

The past year brought exciting changes to SwedishAmerican in the form of several expansion projects. The health system opened two clinics on Rockford’s west side in January with the new Riverwest Clinic at 815 Marchesano Drive and the employee-based Partners Health Center at 2601 N. Main St. Creekside Medical Center will open on North Bell School Road this fall, followed by Edgewater Medical Center on North Main Street at the end of this year. In addition, construction continues on the four-story women and children’s tower located on the hospital’s main campus. This tower is scheduled to open in 2021.

SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E. State St., Rockford
(779) 696-4400


Beloit Health System

Mission Statement: “The mission of Beloit Health System Inc. is to be the leader in regional health and wellness services that delivers high-quality value and satisfaction to our patients and communities we serve.”

Our goal is to provide you and your family with the best patient experience possible. Through comprehensive services, we offer residents the care of a big-city health system with the convenience of being right in the neighborhood.

We’re grateful for our employees, physicians, volunteers, leadership boards, corporate members and community residents, whose ongoing support helps to set us apart. We look forward to providing exceptional care for many years to come.

Beloit Health System
1969 W. Hart Road, Beloit
(608) 364-5011• (800) 637-2641


NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus

The future of health and wellness is here, at NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus. NorthPointe is a state-of-the-art health and wellness campus owned and operated by Beloit Health System, where we continue to make a difference in the northern Illinois community by providing excellent healthcare for life.

NorthPointe is the first comprehensive health campus of its kind, specifically designed to meet the rapidly growing healthcare needs of individuals and families. From diagnostic services to immediate and primary care, to a medically integrated health and fitness center, NorthPointe is unlike any other health and wellness center you will ever experience. We know you will enjoy the peaceful surroundings, the natural prairie landscape and the holistic approach to your new, healthy lifestyle.

NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus
5605 E. Rockton Road, Roscoe, Ill.
(815) 525-4000


UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center

Mission Statement: “Education, research and service for health: The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford is committed to developing an optimal learning environment for training health care professionals, conducting innovative research and improving the health and wellness of our society.”

Since 1971, when local physician LeBaron “L.P.” Johnson partnered with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to start a residency program in Rockford, the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford has trained doctors in the specialty of family medicine.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Family Medicine Residency Program is located in the UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center at 1221 E. State St. in Rockford, named for its first and long-term program director, Dr. L.P. Johnson.

Here, new medical doctors in the program, called resident physicians, spend three years practicing family medicine and learning more about the many facets of this field. They work under the guidance of attending physicians who are UIC professors of family medicine. These primary care providers are the first contact for health concerns and work as partners with patients to address most health care needs.

These resident physicians and attending physicians are part of a health care team that includes nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, behavioral health specialists, a clinical pharmacist and other staff members. This team provides care to patients of all ages and stages of life at this unique family health center.
From general wellness visits and school physicals to minor procedures, care for chronic conditions, women’s health services and care for non-emergency illnesses and injuries, the UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center proudly provides a wide range of services to help patients get healthy and stay healthy.

Patients who see doctors at the UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center can get care followed by the UI Health team if they are admitted to SwedishAmerican Hospital. All pregnant patients deliver their babies at SwedishAmerican. The UI Health team can attend to mother and baby in the hospital and provide ongoing care throughout their next phases of life.

Our referral department also works closely with Mercyhealth, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and other health care specialists for patients who need specialty care or hospitalization as their insurance allows.
Medicare, Medicaid Managed Care and most insurance plans are accepted.

UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center
1221 E. State St., Rockford
(815) 972-1000