On Tuesday, June 21st, VNA Health Care officially broke ground on its newest health center located at 1501 West Jefferson Street in Joliet. The 14,000-square-foot facility will provide a full range of primary care services including family practice, obstetrics, mental health and pediatrics and will feature 26 exam rooms and a drive-through pharmacy. VNA Health Care is the largest community health center in the Chicago suburbs and serves over 75,000 patients. With the addition of this newest location, VNA expects to serve 5,000 more patients and complete 25,000 more exams over the next 30 months.
Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, State Representative Larry Walsh Jr., Will County board members Julie Berkowicz and Herbert Brooks and representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, and Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce President Jen Howard were in attendance at the groundbreaking to provide support for this valuable resource to the local community. Local news organizations were on hand to report on the event (click on links at the bottom of the post).
The new facility is expected to open sometime in the summer of 2023.
VNA Health Care is a humanitarian, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive primary care and community health services for people living in suburban Chicago and beyond. VNA strives to improve health equity and reduce health disparities with high quality, accessible, and compassionate care delivered in VNA health centers, community settings and patient homes.