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 abundant accessible

spaces for patients, families, and staff including walking paths, a healing garden, and water


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 rectilinear 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


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