SwedishAmerican Investing $130 Million Into Downtown Hospital Campus
SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, is investing $130 million to construct a new women’s and children’s tower while making additional renovations on its main hospital campus in downtown Rockford, Ill.
The new four-story structure is expected to be open in 2020, with modernizations occurring in phases in the emergency department, surgical area and catheterization labs. The project also expands by 30 percent the bed capacity in behavioral and mental health, and creates private in-patient rooms throughout the existing hospital.
With this proposed project, SwedishAmerican will have invested more than $630 million since 2001 in renovating and rebuilding its flagship downtown campus.
The new women’s and children’s tower will include a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), featuring 10 beds and staffed 24-hours-a-day by a multidisciplinary team of physicians from both SwedishAmerican and University of Wisconsin’s American Family Children’s Hospital.
For construction to move forward, SwedishAmerican will file documents with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Official approval is anticipated within two to four months.