Note from our CEO

Welcome to Rockford Health System! As you spend a few minutes visiting our website, I hope you’ll see many reasons why we’re the region’s leader when care is most critical. Our organization has a list of achievements that make us all proud.

We recently transitioned to Epic’s electronic medical record system. We lead our health care community when it comes to minimally-invasive robotic and other surgery. Our newly-renovated NICU is the only state-designated Level III neonatal unit in northern Illinois. Our patient-centered medical home program is taking primary care to a new level. Rockford Memorial Hospital is the only area hospital to ever receive the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and the only hospital to ever be named to the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Regional Hospitals. The list could go on and on.

All of these accomplishments are because of the 3,500 physicians, employees and volunteers who take very seriously their responsibility to provide the highest level of care and compassion to patients in our region. I invite you to learn more about our organization and look forward to serving you and your family.


Gary E. Kaatz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rockford Health System