Our Healthcare Professionals' Interactions with Industry

Physician and non-physician healthcare providers of SwedishAmerican Medical Group engage in a variety of interactions with companies in the pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device industries. Some healthcare professionals may also have personal financial interests in such companies, for example, by owning stock or receiving compensation directly from companies for consulting.

Interactions with industry lead to innovation and advances in medical practice. We think full disclosure and careful management of these interactions is essential to ensure they do not interfere with the best interests of the patients in our care.

The SwedishAmerican Medical Group Outside Activities Policy addresses what we view as appropriate conduct for our healthcare professionals who interact with Industry.

We think that all patients deserve well-informed, objective decision-making based on their best interests. We expect our healthcare providers to make patient care decisions that are clinically sound, free of undue economic influence, and consistent with the highest professional standards.

If you have questions about your healthcare providers' relationship(s) with pharmaceutical, biologic or medical device companies, please feel free to discuss them directly with your healthcare providers.

You can also obtain information confidentially by email or mail. Please include your name, mailing address, and the name(s) of the physician(s) about whom you would like information, and submit to:

SAMG Physician Resource Center, 2550 Charles Street, Rockford, IL 61108

or mgoltermann@swedishamerican.org

Thank you for trusting SwedishAmerican to serve your health care needs.