2022 Annual Healthcare Guide

Navigating a Regional Center of Medical Excellence

These past few years, your health has been top of mind, and there’s a good chance you’re thinking not only about how to stay healthy, but what to do when you need the expertise of a medical professional.

COVID-19 has reminded us all of the importance healthcare plays in our lives. And in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, this pandemic has brought to light the comprehensive array of healthcare services available right here at home. Indeed, our medical centers are leaders when it comes to providing first-rate care through state-of-the-art practices and the latest advancements.

This year’s Annual Healthcare Guide provides a valuable resource to help keep you and your family healthy. In your hands is the region’s most comprehensive guide to the top medical professionals and facilities available in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. From world-class hospitals to cutting-edge clinics and leading practitioners, this guide covers many topics that matter to you and your family.

Our profiles on area health systems explore the region’s top providers and some of their distinguishing factors. With more than a decade of recent expansions, each of our area’s healthcare systems is providing groundbreaking advancements, led by the latest technologies and the newest medical approaches. Modern treatment options and accommodating, comfortable environments are just the start.

Standing behind our region’s healthcare systems, specialized clinics and medical service providers can help to address many specific ailments and therapies. These smaller organizations provide focused, individualized care, treatments and equipment that can help to address underlying health concerns. Their emphasis on everything from exercise and nutrition to specialized surgical operations places them in a unique setting to improve your health or the health of a loved one.

Summing up our region’s extraordinary medical talents is a Physicians Directory, which covers hundreds of specialists located all across this region. Keep it handy for the next time you or a loved one needs to find a physician by name, specialty or affiliated medical center.

Of course, wellness is also about measures that help to prevent illness. Our story on YMCA of Rock River Valley shows how one organization is helping families to support each other while pursuing healthier minds, bodies and spirits.

COVID-19 has forever changed the way we look at our healthcare providers and their delivery of care. Use this guide throughout the year and discover how its tools can help you and your family along your journey to wellness.

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 expanded by partnering with Beloit Clinic and the University of Wisconsin to provide comprehensive cancer care.

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

As a system, Beloit Health System is committed to continually improving medical care and patient convenience. The health system has been awarded the LeapFrog quality and safety ‘A’ rating three consecutive times. Beloit Health System is the only hospital in the region to receive the ‘A’ rating in fall 2021. LeapFrog Group is a national, independent watchdog that sets the highest standards for patients’ safety in the United States. 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 Gastrointestinal Procedures/Testing, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management and Podiatry. The health system now offers ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and Facial Plastics, and a new Freestanding Birth Center is opening in 2023.

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.

NorthPointe Wellness (the fitness section of the NorthPointe Health and Wellness campus), features include state-of-the-art fitness equipment, seven-lane 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. Beloit Health System offers world-class facilities and services to improve the overall health of our communities with cornerstones for quality, engagement, integrity and patient satisfaction.

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.
Together, We Advance.


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 complete and personalized cancer treatment close to home;
  • One of the area’s most advanced orthopedic teams, offering highly personalized TrueMatch® knee and hip replacement with reduced recovery time;
  • Advanced wound treatment including hyperbaric oxygen therapy;
  • Complete cardiac care at FHN Judy and Virgil Bocker Cardiovascular Center featuring all-new, state-of-the-art catheterization and fluoroscopy equipment;
  • 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;
  • New FHN Jo Daviess Family Healthcare Center, in Stockton, Ill., features updated, expanded patient care areas and imaging capabilities.
  • 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 our Physician Referral Center at (815) 599-7060 and you’ll have an appointment before you hang up.

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–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, having made more than $100 million in renovations:

  • Water remediation work that includes re-grading, creating more green space, and constructing a second, larger retention pond, located along Lawndale Avenue;
  • A modernized surgical prep and recovery area;
  • The addition of a 17-bed sub-acute care unit;
  • An enhanced gastrointestinal services area with additional procedural and recovery suites;
  • An expanded cancer center, with state-of-the-art technology and additional welcoming space;
  • An enlarged prehospital and emergency services training center, which is also the home base for the MD-1 Emergency Response Program and Mercyhealth REACT.

Mercyhealth also continues to provide comprehensive care at its three Wisconsin hospitals, including Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville, a Level II Trauma Center.

Mercyhealth recently made a commitment in enhanced care at this campus by expanding its Michael Berry Building with a 30,000-square-foot addition. Included in this new space is a new 12,000-square-foot dialysis and nephrology center with space for new, state-of-the-art equipment and twice the number of treatment chairs currently available. The expanded service area is expected to open in spring of 2023.

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.