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The Javon Bea Story

Growing for You

Rockford has always held a special place in my heart. Growing up on the city’s far west side, I attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Grade School, delivered newspapers, and was active in the Boy Scouts. As a teen, I attended Auburn High School and mopped floors at the hospital on the Mercyhealth Rockton Avenue campus. It is also where I met my wife, a radiology technologist. Without a doubt, the hospital and this community helped shape my life.

With 45 years of health care experience, I am privileged to take the lessons I have learned and the resources I have developed to help improve the community that gave me so much. Over the last three years, I have been honored to lead the investment of nearly $1 billion to improve access to primary and specialty care services in and around Winnebago County: new clinics, expanded services and the latest technology. I have also hired over 250 new multi-specialty physicians in the Rockford region, and led renovations and expansions to Mercyhealth Hospital–Rockton Avenue and the construction of a $505 million, state-of-the-art hospital on I-90 and Riverside Boulevard. We are bringing the very best hospital and clinical care close to you, no matter where you live.

Thank you for trusting your care to Mercyhealth. It is our privilege to serve you.

Javon R. Bea
President and CEO