Mercyhealth to move patients to new Riverside hospital on Saturday

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You may see quite a few ambulances traveling across Rockford on Saturday, as more than 100 Mercyhealth patients will be transferred to the new Riverside hospital.

Ambulances will drive on Rockton Avenue to Riverside Boulevard and take Riverside all the way across town.

NICU and pediatric patients will be moved first, along with intensive care patients, beginning at 7 a.m.

The move is expected to take about 12 hours.

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