- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A $130 million hospital renovation and construction project in Rockford, Illinois is in the works.

SwedishAmerican - a division of UW Health - announced plans for the project that will include a new four-story building and an upgrade of an intensive care unit so that it can provide the state-of-the-art care for newborns.

Dr. Bill Gorski is the president and CEO of SwedishAmerican. He tells the (Rockford) Register Star (https://bit.ly/2p1Zfer ) the project could begin in September. He says it might create 600 union construction jobs and ultimately lead to the hiring of as many as 96 physicians.

The new building will include Neonatal Intensive Care Unit containing 10 beds for newborns born prematurely, or who are injured or critically ill.

Georgette Braun: 815-987-1331; [email protected]; @GeorgetteBraun

Jump to comments

Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide