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The Northwest Illinois Healthcare Collaborative is a group comprised of six independent healthcare organizations in Northwest Illinois working together to convey what the Northwest Illinois community and health systems offer. Collaborative members include: CGH, FHN, KSB Hospital, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Memorial Hospital, and SwedishAmerican Health System. 

The Collaborative was formed in 2006 to collectively address the current and anticipated shortage of registered nurses in the region.   The group recognized that the growing workforce shortage was beyond the ability of any one healthcare organization to address.


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The Workforce Connection– an Illinois WorkNet Center and partner in the American Job Center network. This program is funded by The Workforce Connection, Inc., Il Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Workforce Connection is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711. Contact the Equal Opportunity Officer at 815-395-6638. This program is subject to the provisions of the “Jobs for Veteran’s Act” Public Law 107-288, which provides priority of services to veterans and spouses of certain veterans. To view additional information related to the U.S. Department of Labor funding of this program, please visit www.theworkforceconnection.org/USDOLstatement