SwedishAmerican Hospital

Since 2015, SwedishAmerican has been part of the UW Health family, offering patients from Rockford and northern Illinois convenient access to remarkable medical care.


Remarkable care for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin

Welcome to UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital. Serving greater Rockford, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, UW Health in northern Illinois features a major, 339-bed acute care hospital and free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home health care agency.

Located in the heart of Rockford, our flagship — SwedishAmerican Hospital — is a 339-bed, full-service hospital that is home to more than 400 active and courtesy staff providers, encompassing more than 40 specialties to care for your family.

Facility highlights

Remarkable care with your convenience in mind

At UW Health in northern Illinois, you or your child can receive world-class care close to home.

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Flowers in front of the main entrance to Swedish American Hospital

For more than a century, we have strived to build a stronger, healthier community for the people of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin and beyond. At UW Health in northern Illinois, we offer patients appointments with world-class medical experts right here in Rockford and surrounding communities.

Swedes offers many unique advantages for patients in northern Illinois, including: The only heart hospital in the region; the largest regional cancer center; a full network of primary care, immediate care and multi-specialty clinics; and the entire spectrum of outpatient, wellness and education programs.

  • All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 and respiratory symptoms upon entry and must wear a medical-grade mask that covers the nose and mouth.

  • No visitors who are currently experiencing or recently experienced COVID-19 or respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath, are permitted.

  • For non-COVID-19 patients: One adult visitor. No one under the age of 18 is allowed.

  • Pediatric/NICU: Two primary support persons per patient allowed. Patient siblings or anyone under 18 will not be allowed.

  • COVID-19 patients: Visitor restrictions remain in place. Modifications will be made in collaboration with the clinical team for special circumstances.


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Visiting hours

Visiting hours are 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily. Please be aware certain restrictions may be in place due to COVID-19.

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Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available at UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, SwedishAmerican Medical Center in Belvidere and all clinic locations.

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Partnering for your health

World-class UW Health doctors who specialize in everything from cardiology to cancer see patients from Rockford and the surrounding area every day. It’s all about getting you the right care right here, close to home.

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Remarkable heart care for kids

UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital offers outstanding heart care for kids from expertly trained UW Health pediatric cardiologists and pediatric heart surgeons. These doctors are part of UW Health’s Pediatric Heart Program, ranked 36th in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2020. We also offer a full complement of specialty care from UW Health doctors so local patients get the best care without the long travel.

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Expert cancer care close to home

UW Health oncologists complement our Illinois team of cancer doctors to provide patients with expert cancer care close to home. This partnership closely connects patients with the UW Carbone Cancer Center in Madison – one of only 51 cancer centers designated as “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute.

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Inpatient and outpatient surgery

When you need surgery, our skilled surgery team is here for you. We have decades of experience performing highly complex surgery and offer a number of services to help in your recovery. We’re the only area hospital to offer complimentary massages before and after surgery. We also have surgical liaisons dedicated to keeping loved ones informed throughout surgery and recovery.


  • Cardiac

  • da Vinci robotic surgery

  • Ear, nose and throat

  • Endocrine

  • General surgery

  • Gynecological

  • Laser

  • Laparoscopic

  • Neurosurgery

  • Oncology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedic

  • Plastic/reconstructive

  • Thoracic

  • Urology

  • Vascular

Outpatient surgery

We offer a patient-friendly outpatient surgery environment featuring private recovery rooms and personalized care.

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Emergency care

Emergency Department information

We treat more than 70,000 patients at our two emergency departments located in Rockford and Belvidere.

Parking and transportation

General parking information (non-emergency)

Self-parking and valet parking are available at our flagship hospital in Rockford and at our Regional Cancer Center and Creekside Medical Center locations at no cost.

At our Belvidere Medical Center and all other northern Illinois locations, free parking is available just steps from our entrance.