Two Physician Groups Form Largest Surgical Group in the Region

9/28/2015 - Rockford, Illinois

Two Physician Groups Join OSF to Form the Largest

Surgical Group in the Region 


This joining of surgical expertise will provide patients with:

  • Access to the largest surgical group in the region
  • Most depth and breadth of medical knowledge and expertise in the Rockford area
  • Ability for a more collaborative approach through leadership in medical technology innovation
  • Access to world-class Mayo Clinic resources, right here at home


ROCKFORD, IL (September 28, 2015) – OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center today announced that the physicians of The Rockford Surgical Service and Perryville Surgical Associates, both of Rockford, IL have joined OSF Medical Group to create the largest surgical group in the region.

Named OSF Surgical Group – Rockford, the group includes 14 surgeons and a nurse practitioner and offers a broad range of surgical services including General, Cardiovascular, Trauma/ Critical Care, Burn Care, Colorectal, Breast, Peripheral Vascular and Oncology. These surgical disciplines complement and expand the subspecialty surgery practices of Orthopedics, ENT, Gynecology and Plastic Surgery which are already a part of the OSF offerings.

The combined surgical experience and expertise will provide patients with access to the most sophisticated surgical capabilities in the Rockford region. The formation of the OSF Surgical Group – Rockford builds upon and expands the medical center's long history of innovation, providing the widest breadth and depth of sophisticated surgical techniques including robotics and minimally invasive vascular care. In addition, as part of the OSF Surgical Group – Rockford, the surgeons have access to Mayo Clinic resources as part of OSF Healthcare System's participation in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

The joining of these legacy surgical groups under OSF provides patients with access to a concentration of Board Certified and Fellowship trained surgeons unique to the region.

“OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has always been a leader in General and Cardiovascular Surgery and a pioneer in Trauma/Critical Care as we have developed the city's only American College of Surgeon's certified Trauma Center,” said Sue Fernandez, administrator and executive director of
Accountable Care Service for OSF Medical Group. “That is due, in part, to the excellent work performed by surgeons from both of these practices and that is why this collaboration makes perfect sense. We are proud these surgeons have now joined OSF Medical Group’s more than 650-member physician group and will be a part our team-based approach to create an integrated system of patient-centered care.”

“Bringing care to the next level requires a systematic approach, incorporating modern strategies of evidence-based best practice protocols, measurement of outcomes, and early adoption of state-of-the-art developments,” said Jeffrey Barteau, MD, formerly of The Rockford Surgical Service. “Becoming part of the OSF family will help us bring the next level of world-class surgical quality to the Rockford community and the entire Northern Illinois region and our groups are very excited for this opportunity.”

“The physicians of Perryville Surgical Associates are pleased to be able, along with The Rockford Surgical Service, to join with OSF and to be a part of the largest multi-specialty surgical group in Northern Illinois,” said Robert Hodge, MD, formerly with Perryville Surgical Associates. “This permits us to better deliver high-quality, patient-centered surgical care that is evidence-based, results driven, and cost effective moving into the future.”

OSF Surgical Group – Rockford is located at the State and Roxbury building, 5668 East State Street, Suite 1000, Rockford, IL. To learn more, call 815-229-7580 or visit

About OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, is owned and operated by OSF HealthCare, an affiliate corporation of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria. OSF HealthCare is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. For more information, visit






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