Greater Family Health, in partnership with Northwest Community Hospital, now part of Endeavor Health, spread Christmas cheer at Greater Family Health centers in Wheeling and Palatine last week with a festive Winter Wonderland event where children immersed themselves in engaging holiday activities. From lively rounds of Christmas Bingo and enchanting reading time to creative ornament decorating and even a press-on tattoo station. The joyous sound of children laughing filled the air as little ones – and their parents – got to explore both Health Centers.
After participating in these activities and indulging in milk and cookies, the children and their families were invited to take a picture with none other than Santa Claus himself, where his elves (supported by Greater Family Health and Endeavor Health staff) gifted each child with at least one wrapped present based on their age and gender. These gifts, generously donated by Endeavor Health, reflected their dedication to spreading joy and embodying the true essence of the holiday season.
This event not only celebrated the festive season but also marked Greater Family Health and Endeavor Health’s commitment to Wheeling, Palatine, and the rest of the Northwest Suburbs. The Greater Family Health centers became a hub of joy, fostering connections and showcasing their dedication to holistic and collaborative community care. Greater Family Health hopes to continue this yearly tradition along with Endeavor Health that began over six years ago, bringing holiday cheer to these communities for years to come.
Greater Family Health is the area’s premier Federally Qualified Health Center, providing a comprehensive range of high-quality, affordably priced, fully integrated primary care services to almost 68,000 area residents by almost 214,000 medical, behavioral health and oral health appointments annually. Operating 11 Community Health Centers in 5 northeastern Illinois counties, the organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, Primary Care Medical Home certified, repeatedly nationally recognized for both its health outcomes and cost efficiency and provides care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is now part of Endeavor Health. Endeavor Health is privileged to serve more than 1.3 million patients across Chicagoland, providing access to more than 7,100 expert physicians and advances practice providers across more than 300 sites of care including eight Magnet-designated, award-winning acute care hospitals: Edward (Naperville), Elmhurst, Evanston, Glenbrook (Glenview), Highland Park, Northwest Community (Arlington Heights), Skokie and Swedish (Chicago) and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital
Take a look at some of the pictures from the events: