For Immediate Release

Contact: Marilyn Katz

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New Advocate Medical Group Practice Opens in Pullman/Roseland Community

New facility adds to vibrancy and services in community while closing potential gaps in healthcare access and availability

 

July 30, 2015 (Chicago) – Adding to the array of new businesses choosing the Pullman/Roseland community, 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) today welcomed  the state’s largest healthcare system to the neighborhood with the opening of a new Advocate Medical Group practice.

 

Located in Pullman Park  at 111th Street and the Bishop Ford Expressway, the 4,000 square foot Advocate Medical Group practice offers treatment for a variety of minor injuries and illnesses  as well as a sports complex in a state-of-the-art facility is designed to support minimal wait times and optimal service levels for individuals seeking care.

 

Alderman Anthony Beale explained its importance to the community. “We actively sought out service providers that could assist in closing any potential gaps or barriers to healthcare access and availability in our community,” said Alderman Beale. “I found that Advocate and I share a commitment to improving the lives of those in need, and the new outpatient facility will develop community health programs that will address the unique health needs for Pullman/Roseland residents.”

 

In addition to improving the overall access to care and health support services for Pullman/Roseland residents, key community data will guide Advocate’s efforts to deliver healthcare services to where they are most needed and where they can make the largest impact in the neighborhood.

 

The new $1.8 million Advocate Medical Group practice serves as a great complement to the continuing revitalization of the Pullman neighborhood which includes the location of many new manufacturing companies, the sale of rehabbed homes, the creation of a new trucking and logistics training center, the construction of a new community center that will house three full sized indoor multi-sport fields and the establishment of a very successful retail center with a full-service Walmart as an anchor tenant.

 

CNI President David Doig, developer of the site, says that the outpatient facility completes the circle.  “It is appropriate that Pullman is the site of Advocate’s new medical group practice,” said Doig. “Together this community is rebuilding the housing, attracting the companies, strengthening education, retail and transportation. The creation of this center both celebrates what we have accomplished and paves the way for the future.”

 

James R. Dan, MD, President of Advocate Medical Group says that they are looking forward to working closely with Alderman Beale and the Pullman/Roseland residents as they focus on health and wellness. “We are very fortunate and pleased that we can now call Pullman home,” said Dan.  “The new space allows us to bring the unique discipline of Advocate Health Care to Pullman and serve the health needs of individuals, families and the community through a holistic philosophy.”

 

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