Mercyhealth REACT

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Mercyhealth REACT, based in Rockford, IL, provides advanced transport medicine for the most critically ill and injured patients across northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa.

Our highly skilled critical care nurses and paramedics bring the Mercyhealth standard of care to patients in need, from neonatal to adult.

  • Mercyhealth REACT carries blood products on critical care transports, air and ground.
  • Mercyhealth REACT is affiliated with two trauma centers: Mercyhealth Hospital–Rockton Avenue in Rockford, IL, and Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, WI.
  • As a division of the Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center, Mercyhealth REACT has full access to the latest medical technology, prehospital research, experienced medical direction, and simulation training.

With just one call to the Mercyhealth RockCom Communication Center, you can arrange transport for your patient. Within minutes, Mercyhealth REACT crews can be en route.

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Our Crew

Mercyhealth REACT crewmembers have advanced certifications and are highly trained to treat the most complex patients. Each aircraft is staffed by one critical care transport nurse and one paramedic.

Crewmembers undergo continual, extensive in-service education to ensure that patients have access to the latest critical care procedures and technology.

Our team can be customized based on the specific needs of the patient. Examples include high-risk obstetric nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, and even advanced specialists from Mercyhealth Hospital–Rockton Avenue.

Additionally, Mercyhealth’s medical director physicians are available 24 hours a day when our crews need immediate consultations.


Our Aircraft

Our EC135 twin-engine aircrafts provide the patient care space and larger weight limits needed to care for the most critically ill and injured patients. Our cabin size allows full patient access on a standard ambulance stretcher, as well as the ability to add additional crewmembers for complex patients.

Operated by Air Methods Corp.


Our History

REACT was established in September 1987 by Rockford Health System. Since then, it has proudly served the region as a broad-based transport service providing care to adult, pediatric, maternal and trauma populations.

REACT was at first based at the Greater Rockford Airport. Operations relocated to hospital-based facilities in 1996.

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Mercyhealth Hospital–Rockton Avenue

2400 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone: (815) 971-5000
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