The Region’s Top Health Systems

Beloit Health System

Beloit Health System opened at its current location in 1970 and has been providing quality and compassionate healthcare for state-line area residents ever since.

The hospital has expanded by partnering with Beloit Clinic and the University of Wisconsin to provide comprehensive cancer care, improved access to holistic care and a state-of-the-art surgery center at NorthPointe, in addition to enhanced cardiology services at the Hendricks Family Heart Hospital.

This health system includes the Janesville, West Side, South Beloit, Clinton and Darien Clinics, in addition to specialty services through the Occupational Health, Sports and Family Medicine Center; Riverside Terrace and NorthPointe Terrace Senior Living Facilities; Beloit Regional Hospice; Palliative Care Services and At-Home Healthcare.

All BHS staff, from hospitality to nurses to physicians, keep patient care at the very top of their priority list. Through comprehensive and distinctive services, BHS offers residents the care of a big-city hospital with the convenience of being close to home.

For more than 70 years Beloit Clinic has offered the best in primary and specialized care to the state-line area.
As a system, Beloit Health System is committed to continually improving medical care and patient convenience. Beloit Health System remains a strong and independent health system providing the best care for the community it loves.

The NorthPointe Surgery Center offers patients a convenient option for same-day procedures and minor surgery. The Surgery Center design provides a unique patient flow system that offers optimum privacy and comfort for both patients and their families. The Surgery Center offers the latest surgical technology for a variety of specialties including ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Facial Plastics, Gastrointestinal Procedures/Testing, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pain Management and Podiatry.

NorthPointe Wellness, in Roscoe, is the only medically integrated health and fitness facility in northern Illinois. NorthPointe Wellness offers members an extensive team of certified fitness specialists, dietitians and health educators who develop personalized fitness and rehabilitation programs.

Wellness facility features include state-of-the-art fitness equipment, seven-lane lap pool and warm-water therapy pool, group exercise studios, a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor walking and jogging tracks, and beautiful outdoor nature trails.

Beloit Health System is an independent community health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We offer world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of the communities we serve with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.

We are here for you Today, Tomorrow, For Life.


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 everyone 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 are available, including:

  • State-of-the-art cancer care at the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment close to home;
  • The region’s first Crisis Stabilization Center, which meets the needs of those experiencing a behavioral health emergency;
  • One of the region’s only orthopedic teams 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% 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 Silver 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. Call 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346), ext. 965

FHN is affiliated with all three major hospitals in Rockford and 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.


Mercyhealth is a regional, vertically integrated health system with six hospitals and 85 primary and specialty care locations throughout 50 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities.

It has more than 7,000 employee partners and more than 700 doctors who take care of roughly 2.4 million people every year.

As an integrated healthcare provider, Mercyhealth provides exceptional, coordinated healthcare that spans four core service divisions: hospital-based services, clinic-based services, post-acute care 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 healthcare needs for its patients.

Mercyhealth offers more than 125 specialty and subspecialty services, including orthopedic surgery, prehospital emergency service and training, neurosurgery, heart and vascular services, cancer care, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Its trauma centers are equipped with the latest technology and highly trained staff to provide immediate, life-saving care.

Mercyhealth is a leader in obstetric, neonatal and pediatric services. Mercyhealth’s state-of-the-art Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside is home to northern Illinois’ only state-designated children’s hospital, and is a regional perinatal center. The hospital houses a 52-bed neonatal intensive care unit and small baby unit, caring for the most fragile babies in the region. The facility also includes a Level I trauma center, state-of-the-art surgical suites and specialty care for people of all ages.

Mercyhealth continues to provide comprehensive care at its Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Rockton, which has been open since 1885. Patients can find a variety of primary, specialty and emergency care services at this flagship facility.
Mercyhealth continues to invest in the facility and is putting the finishing touches on $70 million in renovations:

  • Water remediation work that includes re-grading, creating more green space, and constructing a second, larger retention pond, which will be located along Lawndale Avenue.
  • A modernized surgical prep and recovery area
  • A makeover of its ICU and medical/surgical units
  • The addition of a 17-bed sub-acute care unit
  • A newer, modernized look to the majority of the hospital’s private rooms, nurses stations, hallways and more.

Mercyhealth is a Magnet-designated health system. A program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet Recognition is the gold standard of nursing and patient care excellence.

Mercyhealth is one of a few organizations in the nation to have received Magnet for its entire healthcare system, including all of its hospitals, clinics, specialties, home health, hospice and other entities.

SwedishAmerican | A Division of UW Health

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.

While this past year brought many challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, it also brought an exciting addition to SwedishAmerican with the completion of the Women and Children’s Hospital. Located on the downtown hospital campus, the four-story tower opened this spring and is home to a 24-bed Level 3 NICU, Labor & Delivery, Mother & Baby, Maternal Fetal Medicine and more than a dozen UW Health pediatric specialty services.

The Women and Children’s Hospital expansion followed a year of three clinic expansions in 2019 and 2020, two of which are located in under-served areas on Rockford’s west side.

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center is a 241-bed tertiary care facility with all private rooms 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 Center, 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 first 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.

Their cardiology program, including OSF Cardiovascular Institute, has earned a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and is 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. They 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. The cancer center’s radiation department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation as a result from a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

In addition, this health system offers the 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.

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 HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Ill. OSF HealthCare employs more than 21,500 Mission Partners (employees) in 135 locations, including 13 hospitals – nine acute care, four critical access – and two colleges of nursing. Its physician network employs nearly 1,500 primary care, specialist physicians and advanced practice providers.