On Thursday, July 12th, 2018 Greater Family Health celebrated the Ribbon Cutting of its new Greater Family Health location with staff, Board Members, community partners and area elected officials. Greater Family Health, located at 373 Summit Street in Elgin, IL opened its doors on May 21st, 2018.
During the Ribbon Cutting event, guests received tours of the beautiful new facility from Greater Family Health professionals. Greater Family Health, located at 373 summit street, houses 22 exam room, a full-service laboratory operated by LabCorp, and several Greater Family Health departments including Care Management and IT. Tours were followed by delicious food and refreshments, a brief program and Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce.
Corey Dixon, Greater Family Health’s Chair of the Board of Directors and City of Elgin Councilman, welcomed guests and introduced Board Members and elected officials. Corey shared how he came to be Greater Family Health’s Chair of the Board. It all began when Corey accepted an invitation from Carol Gieske to join the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy. It was through his participation in the Leadership Academy that Corey met Bob Tanner, President/CEO of Greater Family Health, who was recruiting Board Members. Corey joined the Greater Family Health Board of Directors and served for a number of years before taking on the role of Chair this year.
City of Elgin Mayor David Kaptain joined the celebration and thanked Greater Family Health for their hard work over the last seventeen years in providing high quality health care for the Elgin community. Mayor Kaptain shared that the City of Elgin believes in a holistic approach to health that involves prevention as well as treatment and highlighted the importance of having health care providers such as Greater Family Health.
Also present was Salvador Rodriguez, a Greater Family Health Board Member and representative of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s office. Although the Congressman was unable to attend the event, he sent his congratulations and secured a Congressional Record which was read to the attendees during the event. The Congressional Record included details about Greater Family Health’s significant contribution to the Elgin community, such as the provision of high quality health care services to 14% of the City’s population, and Greater Family Health’s recognition as a Hypertension Control Champion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The event concluded with a brief address by Greater Family Health’s President/CEO Bob Tanner who thanked the members of the Development Committee for their work in planning the event. Mr. Tanner recognized Donna Anderson as the “Mother of Greater Family Health” and thanked her for the many years of service. Mr. Tanner also thanked LabCorp for their generous sponsorship of the event and recognized Greater Family Health’s CFO Jason Carey for making sure that Greater Family Health staff enjoyed a smooth transition to the new Greater Family Health. Finally, Mr. Tanner acknowledged the many significant contributions of Greater Family Health’s talented workforce which has created the excellent clinical and operational outcomes that Greater Family Health enjoys, as well as its outstanding reputation throughout the 5 counties in which it operates.