SwedishAmerican announced Tuesday that the health system will be spending $36 million on two new clinics in Rockford.
The state-of-the-art clinics will be opened on N. Main Street and Bell School Road.
The N. Main clinic will provide expanded services and physician practices. It will feature OB/GYN, pediatrics, family practice and internal medicine services, with a total of 16 providers. The clinic will sit on four acres of land and cost $11.5 million.
The new clinic on Bell School Road will also offer OB/GYN, pediatrics, family practice and internal medicine services as well as endocrinology services. It will sit on six acres costing $24 million.
Both clinics combined will add approximately 500 union labor construction jobs and dozens of new permanent healthcare jobs. Construction of both clinics is expected to start this winter with completion by early 2019.
“This is fantastic news for the City of Rockford and our entire community,” said Mayor Tom McNamara. “Investments such as these new clinics help our residents stay healthy while having access to quality healthcare services. This is yet another win for our community thanks to SwedishAmerican.
In April, SwedishAmerican announced a $130 million expansion plan to construct a new women’s and children’s tower while modernizing its main hospital campus in downtown Rockford.