New Mercyhealth campus welcomes two babies as first patients

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR)--- Patients at MercyHealth's Javon Bea hospital and physician clinic-Rockton work up early today.

Patient transportation started at 5 a.m. at the new campus.

The first patients to come through the doors were Landen and Emerson Johnson. The twin boys are only 10 weeks old.

Born on Halloween at 29 weeks, the boys have been in the Rockton campus. Their first car ride was to the new hospital.

Parents, Megan and Branden Johnson, say they are super excited to be part of the move and to finally have a little more privacy.

“It’s going to be so nice to have a door and be able to have it quiet in here and then also spending the night with our boys because we didn’t get to do that,” says Megan.