Mercyhealth invests $70 million for upgrades at Rockton Avenue campus

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Mercyhealth will invest $70 million for upgrades at the Javon Bea Hospital - Rockton Avenue campus.

Renovations are scheduled to begin immediately and will not disrupt patient care, according to a news release from Mercyhealth.

Renovations include water remediation work, a modernized surgical prep and recovery area, a makeover of its ICU and Medical/Surgical units, and a newer, modernized look to the majority of the hospitals' private rooms, nurses stations, hallways and more.

“We are proud of the impact we have made over the last four years in the Rockford region,” says Javon Bea. “Our One Hospital, Two Campuses plan has shown our commitment to all sides of town with our steadfast commitment to improving our Rockton Avenue campus as we continue to provide exceptional health care services there, and the opening of our $500 million dollar state-of-the-art Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside campus on I-90.”

Other improvements to protect the Hospital on its campus include water remediation efforts incorporating re-grading, more green space, and a second, larger retention pond, which will be located along Lawndale Avenue, where the majority of the structures will be leveled.