SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center

Rockford, Illinois / United States of America

The SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art treatment and support services. The 68,000 SF two-story outpatient facility incorporates comprehensive cancer treatment services including Medical Oncology, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiation Therapy, Medical Imaging, Holistic Health, Administration, and Patient Education in a building designed to be supportive of the patient's path to wellness. The 25-acre site features abundantly accessible spaces for patients, families, and staff including walking paths, a healing garden, and water elements. The building is divided into three main elements. The glass-enclosed entry feeds into a two-story public lobby with an emphasis on natural light and textures. Flanking one side of the entry is the clinical building defined by the erectilinear masonry wall with punch openings. The opposing building is transitioned by a massive stone wall serving as an anchor and transition for the building from the west to the east, providing a flowing façade of glass. Materials defining the building exterior represent traditional materials of brick and stone mixed with modern elements of metal and glass. Internally, the environments are defined by warm tones of wood and accents of glass. Patients and families experience the comfortable spaces during their visit to ease their anxiety and promote wellness.

Architect of Record

Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects

Associate Architect

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects


SwedishAmerican Hospital

General Contractor

Ringland-Johnson Construction


  • Sanders Design Group
  • Henneman Engineering, Inc.
  • Arc Design Resources