Rochelle Community Hospital has teamed with OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute (formerly Rockford Cardiovascular Associates – RCA) for expert heart care close to home. RCA has provided cutting-edge care to Northern Illinois for over 40 years.
OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular visiting physicians include:
- Initial Consultation and Ongoing Care
- Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
- Stress Testing
- Nuclear Cardiac Testing
- Individualized Cardiac Rehabilitation Program focusing on education, exercise in our Fitness Center and assessment of nutritional needs
You will be greeted by our Multi-Specialty Clinic staff upon arrival to a cardiology consult. Our staff will collect your photo ID and insurance information for RCA. Shortly after arriving, the nurse will call you back to collect your history and vital signs for the cardiologist. The cardiologist may order lab work or tests such as an EKG during your consultation. In most cases, your ordered tests can be completed the same day at RCH.
Rochelle Community Hospital and RCA have made it easy for patients to do their cardiac rehab and regular visits here in Rochelle. But there are some circumstances that a higher level of cardiac care will be needed – especially in heart attack or stroke situations. Anytime you are being transferred to another facility, you should let the doctor transferring you know who your cardiologist is. Every effort is made to transfer you to your cardiology provider. If RCA is your cardiology group, your RCA cardiologist will work together with the RCA team to provide preventative, diagnostic and interventional care.