Local Affiliations

Affiliations and Community Partners

The College of Medicine Rockford maintains affiliations with hospitals and organizations worldwide. We are dedicated to actively promoting and becoming involved with organizations that are working to make a difference. Through these partnerships, we are able to extend our reach and offer students diverse training opportunities. These partnerships include:

Local Hospitals and Organizations

Our medical students receive their training at community institutions where our faculty physicians provide university-level healthcare to patients.

RMED Collaborating Hospitals

During their fourth year, students in the RMED program participate in a 16-week preceptorship experience that takes place at one of 25 rural collaborating hospitals across Illinois.

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center, is a 254-bed tertiary care facility that serves a 10-county area for services including trauma, orthopedics, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery. Saint Anthony is the site of the Regional Burn Unit, Regional Heart Institute, Illinois Neurosciences Institute, and the Saint Anthony College of Nursing and School of Medical Technology. The Center also offers the Northern Illinois Mobile Intensive Care Program for paramedic training. Its latest addition, a Center for Cancer Care, offers radiation therapy, chemotherapy, physician offices and support services.

Located in Rockford, Illinois, Mercyhealth offers a full “continuum of care” – from wellness and preventive services to primary, outpatient, hospital and home care – and many of their physicians have faculty appointments and provide training and instruction to College of Medicine Rockford students.

SwedishAmerican Health System
SwedishAmerican Health System: A Division of UW Health, has a 357-bed non-profit full-service hospital centrally located in Rockford, Illinois, and is affiliated with the College of Medicine’s Family Practice Residency Program. Founded in 1911, the hospital serves greater Rockford, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Specialty programs include their heart hospital, cancer center, psychiatry and mental health, general and specialty pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s services, orthopedics, occupational health and gastroenterology.

Pinecrest Community
Pinecrest Community in Mt. Morris, Illinois, is a nursing home and retirement facility that serves nearly 200 older adults. The community includes Pinecrest Village, which provides 48 congregate living apartments and nine cottages for independent living, and Pinecrest Manor, a 121-bed nursing home offering Alzheimer’s care.

Rockford Health Council
Rockford Health Council is a collaborative, community-based non-profit organization. Located at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, Rockford Health Council conducts periodic needs assessments, works across the community to mobilize organizations and individuals to address defined health priority issues, and pursues public policy advocacy.  For more information visit www.rockfordhealth.org.

Carrie Lynn Children’s Center
Located in Rockford, Illinois, the Carrie Lynn Children’s Center serves as a central location for providing front-end services needed by child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse. The main goal of the Center is to help reduce trauma by improving the efficiency of the systems that respond to cases of child abuse. Operating within the Center, the Children’s Advocacy Project (CAP) coordinates investigations and prosecutions of child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse cases. The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Medical Evaluation Response Initiative Team (MERIT) Program is committed to helping the mission of the Carrie Lynn Center by providing medical examinations to abused children.

For more information contact:

Kathryn A. Pomahac
Executive Director
Carrie Lynn Children’s Center
826 N. Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61103
tel. (815) 319-4150
Fax. (815) 319-4151