Physician/APRN opportunities in Northern Illinois

Join our team

The very best physicians and advanced practice providers and a tireless commitment to excellence are the hallmarks of leading healthcare organizations. Swedes recognizes the importance of clinical leadership when it comes to our success, which includes several national awards for clinical excellence. Our unique physician-driven health system sets us apart from other integrated delivery systems. Our providers are involved in decision making at all levels, from strategic planning to daily operations.

In addition to a staff of leading medical specialists, Swedes has a strong and active primary care group, providing care through the largest network of affiliated clinics in northern Illinois.

We’re committed to delivering the highest quality patient care. We welcome you to view current specialty and primary care opportunities with SwedishAmerican. As a physician-driven organization, we are always interested in talking with top quality providers of other specialties as well.

Physician opportunities

If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about opportunities, please call the Physician Resource Center at (779) 696-7070

Contact our Physician Recruitment Team

Our physician recruiters are experts on SwedishAmerican and lifelong residents of the Rockford community. They have familiarity with the housing market, first-hand experience with both public and private schools, involvement in the arts and music scene, and experience raising families in Rockford. With their experience and expertise, they focus on finding the right candidate for each position they represent.

Julia Zimmerman

Vice President
SwedishAmerican & Regional Development

As a member of the senior leadership team at SwedishAmerican, Julia directs long-range strategic planning for physician services including physician recruitment and retention. After nine years in the staffing industry, she joined SwedishAmerican in 1991. In 1993, she directed the development of Swede’s clinic group and provides executive management for its 150+ employed physicians and advanced practice providers. 

Julia is also responsible for the development and implementation of regional growth and strategic partnerships. With the strength of Swedes’ clinic group, Julia fosters opportunities for expanding healthcare services to the people, businesses and communities in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties. 

Julia is a native of Rockford and holds a BA from University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a member of Medical Group Management Association, American Medical Group Management, and the National Association of Physician Recruiters. She has three children who have attended both public and parochial schools, including Boylan Catholic High School, Rockford Public Schools Gifted Program and Marsh Elementary. Julia volunteers with the YMCA of Rock River Valley and is a member of the Rockford Public School Golden Apple Committee. She and her husband, Brad, stay very busy supporting their kids in sports and school activities, and in her spare time, Julia enjoys gardening and working out at the YMCA and Peak Fitness.

Jessica Marquez

Physician Resource Center

Jessica has been with SwedishAmerican Health System since 2014 and joined the Physician Resource Center in 2015 after spending six years at home with her children. She has served as the physician resource supervisor since 2015 and oversees provider recruitment, start-up planning and orientation. She also coordinates physician marketing and special events.

Jessica was born and raised in Rockford and holds a BA from Rasmussen College, as well as her MBA. She has three children who attend Holy Family School. She stays very busy supporting her children in school and sports activities and enjoys spending time with family and taking vacations.