Children’s Medical Center

Rockford Memorial Hospital is committed to providing the best care to children and families. We are always looking at important quality and safety measures so we can improve the care we give.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. If it's important to you, it's important to us. Thank you for entrusting us with your child's care.

David Deutsch, M.D.
Chair of Pediatrics
Rockford Memorial Hospital


The Children’s Medical Center at Rockford Health System offers the most advanced care for newborns and children in the region. We are recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a Pediatric Critical Care Center. This distinction makes us one of only eight hospitals in Illinois recognized for providing the highest level of specialized critical care and emergency care services to children.


At Rockford Memorial Hospital, you’ll find the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the region's only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a Pediatric Unit. The physicians at the hospital, including neonatologists, hospitalists, and intensivists, are specifically trained to care for hospitalized children. They’ll work with your child’s pediatrician, as well as a variety of specialists, to get your child back to good health. The Department of Child Development and Behavior offers a variety of treatments and services for both inpatients and outpatients. And, Child Life Services focuses on the emotional, educational and developmental needs of each patient and family.

Families from throughout the region bring their children to Rockford Memorial Hospital for a variety of surgeries. To help prepare your family for the day of the surgery, we've produced a video. To watch it, click here.

Rockford Health Physicians has pediatricians in locations throughout the area, as well as a variety of specialists. These physicians focus on wellness and preventive care, as well as treating ill and injured children. They work with highly skilled nurses and other health care professionals to provide children – and their families – with medical care and emotional support.

Results are important to us and that's why we track how we are doing with Quality Measures. To learn more, visit our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit page and our Pediatric/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit page.

To make an appointment with one of our providers, call our Physician Referral Line at (815) 971-DRDR (3737).