Community Nurse expands heatlh clinic in La Grange
Ed Gervain, vice president of Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, Greg DiDomenico, president of the Community Memorial Foundation, Kelly Dostal, co-president for Community Nurse and Mary Murphy, vice president at La Grange Hospital look over plans.
Updated: August 13, 2012 6:33AM
With the Support of the Community Memorial Foundation and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, Community Nurse has begun the process of expanding its health clinic at 110 Calendar Ave., La Grange, to better serve its patients as a family practice clinic.
“A family practice model will help us meet both unmet needs of our current patient population and provide more sustainability to enhance Community Nurse’s historical role as the pivotal community health-care provider for the poor and low-income residents in the western suburbs of Chicago,” said Angela Curran, chief executive officer of Community Nurse.
“Community Nurse has utilized many of the key tenets of the medical home model because we have always had more patient success when there is family involvement in health care and coordinated patient care. One clinic location for adults and their children will improve the overall health of the families in our community,” she said.
Moving all medical service under one roof, Community Nurse will have more flexibility meeting the needs of the communities’ patients by serving them in the evenings and on Saturdays.
Greg Di Domenico, president/CEO of Community Memorial Foundation said the foundation share the vision for a more effective and efficient community health center for residents living in the 18 communities in the western suburbs.
“Toward that end, the foundation is proud to partner with Community Nurse to bring adult and children health-care services into one family practice clinic,” he said.