HSHS Medical Group recently celebrated with an open house and blessing for a new facility at 125 E. Plummer Blvd. in Chatham, IL. Opening January 15, the new facility is home to HSHS Medical Group Family Health, currently located at 345 North Main Street, and HSHS St. John’s TherapyCare, currently located at 1134 Commercial Court. A pediatric clinic will open in February.
Speakers included Patrick McCarthy, village administrator, Chatham; Melinda Clark, CEO, HSHS Medical Group; Charles Lucore, MD, president and CEO, HSHS St. John’s Hospital; and Kristin Doster, executive vice president, Prairie Heart Institute. A blessing was offered by Father John Nolan from St. Joseph the Worker in Chatham. Amy Byers, president of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, led a ribbon cutting.
“HSHS Medical Group Family Health doctors have been caring for patients in the Chatham community for more than 30 years. We are pleased to continue our commitment to Chatham by expanding hours, services and our location footprint. This new location is 17,000 square feet – large enough to accommodate primary and pediatric care, state of the art lab and imaging services, and a partnership with HSHS St. John’s TherapyCare,” said Melinda Clark, CEO of HSHS Medical Group. “We are proud to be the fastest growing medical group in Sangamon County and increasing access to high quality, patient-first care in communities like Chatham.”
“We are looking forward to having an expanded space for our TherapyCare services in Chatham, alongside our HSHS physician partners,” said Dr. Charles L. Lucore, MD, MBA, president and CEO of HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “This new location provides spacious facilities where comprehensive, state of the art therapy services can be provided. Additional staff will also allow us to see more patients.”
HSHS Medical Group Family Health is expanding hours for more accessibility early and late day. Same day appointments and Saturday morning hours will continue to be offered as part of the HSHS Medical Group promise of patient-first care. The clinic will also offer state of the art lab and imaging services on-site. All staff, including providers James Crabtree, MD; John Rollet, MD; Kenneth Schmidt, MD; Sarah Blank, PA-C; and Angela McCormick, FNP-C will relocate to the new facility. Pediatricians Erin Blackburn, MD, and Gopinathan Nambiar, MD, will begin a pediatric clinic rotation in February.
HSHS St. John’s TherapyCare will offer physical therapy services, including integrative medical services. All staff, including two physical therapists, will transfer to the new facility and their hours will remain 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Photo caption: HSHS Medical Group Family Health and HSHS St. John’s TherapyCare colleagues celebrated their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 9, 2018.