2023 Annual Healthcare Guide

Navigating a Regional Center of Medical Excellence

Every moment matters when your health is on the line.

In your journey toward wellness, it’s critical to find the right people to guide you through assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The journey is hard enough as it is, without traveling to faraway doctors or waiting for distant decisionmakers.

Luckily, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin contain a wealth of cutting-edge medical practitioners. From world-class hospitals to small clinics that embrace innovations, our region’s medical professionals are leading the way – and they’re investing in the latest advancements.

What’s more, they’re doing it right here, without the oversight of faraway leadership. At our locally owned, locally controlled regional hospitals, the community and the patient are never far from mind. Same goes for the dozens of local medical practices that provide critical care in all sorts of specialties, from orthopedics to cardiac health, family medicine and everything in between.

This year’s Annual Healthcare Guide shines a light on the valuable contributions of our local medical establishment, and it introduces you to some of the cutting-edge care that’s available right here in our region.

In your hands is this region’s most powerful guide to the professionals and facilities serving southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Its highlights on top hospitals, cutting-edge clinics and leading practitioners are here to help you and your family to find the best care possible.

Our profiles on area health systems explore some of the region’s top locally controlled hospitals and the factors that keep them on the leading edge. Their tight regional focus means they’re continuing to invest in the services and quality care that matter most to this region while also embracing some of the latest medical advances.

Outside the hospital, incredible innovations are happening in our region’s specialized clinics. These smaller organizations are tightly focused on specialized, individualized care, treatments and equipment that get to the root of your health concerns. They’re driven by physicians who embrace the latest tools and techniques, and their local ownership means they’re all the more focused on you, the patient.

Our Annual Physicians Directory brings it all together in a list of hundreds of area physicians, from general practice family physicians and hospitalists to a wide variety of medical specialties. Keep it handy for the next time you or a loved one needs to find a physician by name, specialty or affiliated medical center.

The journey toward wellness isn’t just about hospitals and doctors, of course. A good dose of prevention goes a long way toward keeping you and your family free from disease. Our story on walking clubs takes a closer look at how a simple, daily activity provides a critical tool for achieving balance in mind, body and spirit.

As a thoughtful and critical consumer, you deserve all of the information you need to make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones. With this guide, there’s one more way to get the answers you need.

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 this fall.

NorthPointe Wellness, in Roscoe, Ill., 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 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 state-of-the-art VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solutions for knee replacement and advanced hip replacement with reduced recovery time;
  • Full-service inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for adult and pediatic patients, including physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine and speech therapy.
  • 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., featuring 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);

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.