SwedishAmerican celebrates 10 years of Belvidere Medical Center

Courtesy: SwedishAmerican Medical Center (Belvidere)
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- SwedishAmerican celebrates one decade of service at the Medical Center in Belvidere.

Located at 1625 S. State Street, the facility opened in April of 2009. It has nearly 36,000 outpatient and 14,000 emergency department visits each year.

"We are proud to be able to bring this level of care to a community that went without an emergency room for 10 years prior to SwedishAmerican acquiring this facility," said Fiona Springman, administrator at the Belvidere Medical Center.

Nearly 100 employees work at the facility, which hosted an on-site open house on Monday to celebrate a decade of service.

"When we first acquired this facility, one objective right from the beginning was to really wrap our arms around this community," said Don Daniels, SwedishAmerican executive vice president and COO. "We see even more opportunities in the future and are looking forward to continuing to grow here."

For more information on the SwedishAmerican Belvidere clinic, click here​.