ROCKFORD Ill. (WIFR) -- Today the Mercyhealth board of directors named the new hospital off of riverside and 1-90 “Javon Bea hospital" in honor of the CEO and president of Mercyhealth. Bea is a Rockford native and has worked with Mercyhealth since 1989. The board feels his dedication to Mercyhealth and all its employees is what has allowed Mercyhealth to become what it is today.
"The board of directors, made a decision to name the Mercyhealth hospital in my honor. Which is kind of overwhelming quite frankly it's hard to know what to say but it's very humbling,” said Bea.