ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, celebrated the opening of its brand new Creekside Medical Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

Leadership from SwedishAmerican, the City of Rockford and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce joined the staff from the Creekside Medical Center for the ceremonial event. The $24 million facility at 3505 N. Bell School Road opens its doors to its first patients on August 26.

Located adjacent to SwedishAmerican’s Regional Cancer Center, Creekside is a four-story facility that will house 30 providers and 100 clinic rooms. In addition to specializing in OB/GYN, pediatrics, family practice, dermatology and internal medicine, Creekside will serve as a convenient location for UW Health pediatric specialists who travel from Madison for appointments in Rockford with SwedishAmerican patients.

“SwedishAmerican is proud to offer expanded services to our patients with the opening of the Creekside Medical Center,” said SwedishAmerican President and CEO Dr. Michael Born. “Creekside represents the largest medical group clinic that SwedishAmerican has opened to date. It’s a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically to provide an improved experience for both our patients and our providers.”

All providers and patients from Woodside Clinic (3775 N. Mulford Road) and Rock Valley Clinic (6861 Villagreen View) will move to Creekside. There are an additional seven providers from other clinics in the health system transferring to the new facility.

The transfers will take place in two stages to avoid disruption of patient care. The following providers will begin seeing their patients at Creekside on August 26:

  • Andrew Geddes, MD
  • William Renk, MD
  • Srivani Sridhar, MD
  • Tiffanie Ferry, MD
  • Kate Wolf, APRN
  • Allen Williams, MD
  • J. Alberto Salazar, MD
  • Jurate Bucha, MD
  • Daniel Herdeman, MD
  • Peter Phelan, MD

The following providers will begin seeing their patients at Creekside on September 9:

  • K. Fatima Ali, MD
  • Meredith Brawley, DO
  • Timothy Durkee, MD, PhD
  • Renatta Palmore, APRN
  • Lee Sessler, MD
  • Rachel Danks, APRN
  • Kendra Hall, MD
  • Patricia Shrestha, MD
  • Syed Rizvi, MD
  • Mackenzie Worthington, DO
  • Andrea Fulcomer, PA-C
  • Adriana Tobar, MD
  • Bruce Stiles, MD
  • Monica Longnecker, APRN
  • Kayla Kimbell, DO
  • Christine Krause, DNP

“We are all very excited to make the move to the Creekside Medical Center,” said Dr. Srivani Sridhar, who was one of five speakers at the ribbon-cutting event. “This facility was designed to conveniently serve entire families in one location, and we are eager to start seeing our patients here.”

Creekside Medical Center is one of three new clinics SwedishAmerican is opening in 2019. Riverwest Clinic at 815 Marchesano Drive opened in January, while Edgewater Medical Center at 2909 N. Main Street is scheduled to open in December.

More information:

For more information on Creekside Medical Center or to make an appointment, call 779-636-0300.

About SwedishAmerican:

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of nearly 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics, and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Please visit swedishamerican.org for more information.