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SwedishAmerican announces merger with UW-Madison

SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Bill Gorski SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Bill Gorski
UW Medical Foundation CEO Dr. Jeff Grossman UW Medical Foundation CEO Dr. Jeff Grossman
ROCKFORD (WREX) - Officials at SwedishAmerican Health System and UW Health announced Monday afternoon they've approved a letter of intent to merge.

The merger will take place later this year, furthering a formal affiliation between SwedishAmerican and UW Health the pair has had since 2010. That partnership led to the new SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, which opened in October.

"This merger is a logical progression of our successful affiliation of the past four years," SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Bill Gorski said. "By becoming a valued part of the world-class UW Health system, we are excited about what the future holds, despite these uncertain times. The Rockford region, as well as people throughout northern Illinois, will have greater access to the breakthrough research, advanced medical specialties, and community health initiatives that earn UW Health national recognition."

Dr. Jeffrey Grossman, senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health added, "As UW Health grows, we are looking for partners who share a commitment to promoting the health of the communities they serve, and SwedishAmerican has made that commitment."

Details on what the merger will include or how it will affect current and future patients have not been released.

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