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SwedishAmerican Named To Nation's Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks

January 23, 2012

Once again, SwedishAmerican Health System has been named to the Top 100 list of the nation’s most integrated healthcare networks. The announcement was made by IMS Health Inc., the leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry, covering markets in more than 100 countries around the world.

SwedishAmerican is the only local health system recognized by IMS, which has been tracking the development of the local and regional, non-specialty integrated healthcare networks (IHNs) market since April 1994. The company surveys the universe of IHNs annually, using a standard methodology for collecting the data, and rates IHNs nationally on their performance level and degree of integration.

The rating system is a means for identifying the IMS Top 100 IHNs based on critical success factors, including each network’s ability to operate as a unified organization in eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization, and physicians.

“We appreciate this recognition from IMS," says SwedishAmerican President and CEO Dr. Bill Gorski. “Our health system remains committed to providing excellent patient care across a wide range of services. As in past years, we will use this honor as a benchmark to continue to improve on our role as the leading healthcare provider in northern Illinois.”

About SwedishAmerican Health System
SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The health system is comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency, a foundation, and has an exclusive affiliation with UW Health in northern Illinois.

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