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SwedishAmerican Will Invest $36 Million In Two New Rockford Clinics

SwedishAmerican Health System will invest $36 million to build two new Rockford facilities.

A $24 million clinic will be built near the system's regional cancer center on Bell School Road in northeast Rockford, and an $11.5 million clinic on North Main Street, somewhere north of Auburn Street.

Hospital officials say this provides an opportunity to replace aging facilities while providing greater access to doctors. To that end, several of SwedishAmerican’s 30 clinics will close and relocate to the new facilities. However, officials says this won’t occur immediately.

Both buildings will offer similar services, such as primary care, family practice, obstetrics, pediatrics and internal medicine. The Bell School Road clinic also will offer endocrinology, laboratory and medical-imaging services.

SwedishAmerican is in the final phases of buying land for the clinics. Construction is expected to begin on both facilities this winter, and they're scheduled to open in early 2019.