SwedishAmerican Health System Partnership

Aunt Martha’s is excited to announce a new partnership with SwedishAmerican Health System that would provide Rockford-area residents with greater access to essential medical services and help reduce escalating health care costs for taxpayers.

The clinic would offer an integrated, holistic, coordinated approach to primary care, women’s health services, and mental health. As a patient-centered clinic, it would provide a medical home for many uninsured members of the community who now rely on expensive Emergency Department (ED) visits to meet their health care needs.

SwedishAmerican Hospital is a 333-bed, full-service, non-profit hospital serving the greater Rockford region, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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We expect to open the health center later this spring, pending approval from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

In a letter supporting Aunt Martha’s request to HRSA, Rockford Mayor Lawrence J. Morrissey praised the partnership.

“I proudly share Aunt Martha’s commitment to high value, patient centered care and recognize the importance of safety net providers working together to best serve the myriad needs of our most vulnerable members. I look forward to hearing of the success of Aunt Martha’s proposal and to working in collaboration with them to help improve the long-term health status of the poor and underserved in our community.”

As part of the effort, Aunt Martha’s announced it is collaborating with Crusader Community Health to direct patients back to their Crusader primary care provider and Crusader medical and dental home if they visit SwedishAmerican’s ED.

Learn more about this innovative collaboration.

Learn more about Aunt Martha’s integrated care model.