Mercyhealth announces participation in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Mercyhealth has announced that it is participating in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO Network for the first time in many years.

Beginning on January 1, 2018, patients with commercial insurance who have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ PPO will have access to the following:

-Hospitals (Including Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Ave. and the new Mercyhealth Hospital-Riverside Blvd.)

-Clinics and Specialty Centers

-675+ primary and specialty care physicians

-Home health services

-Hospice services

-Medical equipment and supplies


-Urgent Care Services

“Our participation is great news for those Blue Cross patients who have not had access to Mercyhealth hospitals in our Rockford region for many years,” says Javon R. Bea, President and CEO of Mercyhealth.