OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
OSF HealthCare
Location Rockford, Illinois, United States
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 254
Founded August 18, 1899
Website http://www.osfhealth.com/
Lists Hospitals in Illinois

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is a hospital located in Rockford, Illinois, USA. The medical center is part of the OSF Healthcare System


On July 1, 1899, six Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis moved to Rockford at the request of the citizens to open a hospital.[1] The order had previously moved to America from Prussia in 1875, when Otto von Bismarck banned religious orders from the country.[1] With the help of the real estate agent William Crotty, the sisters were able to purchase a house on the corner of East State St. and Summit St. Community members donated the supplies and furniture for the first hospital.[2]


OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center operates a Level I trauma center. OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center's Trauma Center is the only one in Rockford verified by the American College of Surgeons.[3] The emergency department has 19 rooms with a total of 24 beds.[4] Since 1981, the Lifeline Emergency Helicopter Service has been based at Saint Anthony. The medical center also operates Rockford Cardiovascular Associates.[5][6] The Illinois Neurosciences Institute is located at the medical center.[7] OSF SAMC surgeons perform 60% of open heart surgery cases in Rockford, making OSF SAMC the community leader in open heart surgery.


In 2005, the American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded OSF the center "Magnet" status,[2][8] the highest national recognition of nursing excellence that a hospital can receive.


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