About Mercyhealth

Mercyhealth is a regional health system with 5 hospitals and 80 facilities throughout 30 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. We are committed to being a top integrated health care provider and continuously work to make life better for the people, families and communities we serve.

As an integrated health care provider, we provide exceptional, coordinated health care that spans four core service divisions: hospital-based services, clinic-based services, post-acute care and retail services and wholly owned insurance company. These four core service divisions make up our comprehensive, vertically integrated delivery system, and integrated delivery is what makes Mercyhealth unique in serving the full range of health care needs for our patients.

Hospital-based services:

Mercyhealth offers over 85 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, our trauma centers are equipped with the latest technology and highly trained staff to provide immediate, life-saving care. We are leader in obstetric, neonatal and pediatric services, offering the highest level of care available at our neonatal intensive care unit, caring for the most fragile preemies in the region’s only Small Baby Unit, and serving as a state-designated Perinatal Center for an 11-county region.

Our hospitals include:

To further enhance our pediatric services, Mercyhealth formed a comprehensive partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to bring super subspecialty pediatric care—for both inpatient hospital and outpatient clinic services—to Rockford. Lurie Children’s is the top ranked children’s hospital in Illinois, and is ranked the #7 children’s hospital in the nation.

Clinic-based services:

Mercyhealth strive to provide health care close to home for residents throughout our service area. We have  four dozen community clinics located throughout 7 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin counties. To find a clinic near you, click here.

Post-acute care and retail services:

Mercyhealth offers a variety of post-acute care and retail services, including home health, hospice and medical equipment and supplies. Learn more here.

Health insurance:

MercyCare Health Plans offers a variety of plans for everyone. MercyCare has been providing dependable, affordable health care coverage since 1994. Learn more here.

Every day, our 8,000+ employee partners and 650+ W2 physician partners take our brand expression—A passion for making lives better—to heart. Our providers, nurses and partners are committed to working together to make lives better for our patients and their families. Touching lives invigorates, inspires and drives us to do our very best, and we continuously look for ways to make every life better.

It’s this passion that drives us grow for the health and well-being of the region. Mercyhealth is currently building a new women’s and children’s hospital and medical center campus on I-90 at Riverside Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. It was the first project in history to receive Certificate of Need approval for one hospital license to be divided between two different locations. The largest construction project in Rockford’s history, this beautiful and spacious campus will feature:

  • 188 private room inpatient beds
  • A state-of-the art women’s and children’s hospital
    • State-designated regional perinatal center
    • The highest level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
    • Pediatric and pediatric intensive care (PICU) units
    • High-risk maternity care
  • Level I (highest level) trauma center
  • An adult sub-specialty hospital, including plastic and reconstructive surgery, brain and spine care, endocrinology, orthopedics, pulmonology and heart services, and more
  • Technologically advanced operating suites and surgical services to support a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgery, including minimally invasive surgery, image-guided surgery and robotic surgery
  • Comprehensive diagnostic center with lab and imaging
  • Multi-disciplinary physician care clinics serving adult and pediatric patients
  • Comprehensive cardiac, peripheral and neurovascular interventional laboratory

Construction is scheduled to be complete in late 2018. For more information on this hospital and medical center campus, visit Mercyhealth I-90/Riverside Hospital and Medical Center Campus Project.

Mercyhealth is also building a small hospital and clinic in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This was the first time in history the CON Board approved a small “format” hospital under 100 beds. This hospital and clinic will include 13 inpatient beds, 24/7 comprehensive emergency services, and a variety of primary and specialty care services to meet the needs of the growing Crystal Lake area. This facility is scheduled to open in 2020. You can learn more about this project at http://mercyhealthmicrohospitalandclinic.org/.

View information about our four core service areas:

Mercyhealth was formed in 2016 through the merger of Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System. Founded within months of each other in 1883, both systems had long and proud traditions of providing exceptional care to area residents. Each system brought unique strengths to the merger: Rockford Health System offered very specialized services like neonatal and pediatric intensive care, perinatal care and pediatric specialty services; Mercy Health System was an expert at integration and managing to the new model of Accountable Care. Together they form a strong, agile and well-rounded system that brings high quality health care services close to home for residents throughout the region.

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