Presence Health and Physicians Immediate Care held the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting last week for a new clinic that is already providing residents in the Kankakee, Bourbonnais and Bradley communities with a convenient solution to their urgent care and occupational health needs. Located in Bradley, Ill., it is the first brand-new clinic to open under the joint venture between Presence Health and Physicians Immediate Care.
The state-of-the-art, 4,192- square-foot facility has been open seven days a week since November with extended hours from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends. The walk-in clinic is fully equipped with X-ray, lab testing and eight exam rooms – including a pediatric room and one trauma room – for treating non-life threatening injuries and illnesses and performing minor surgical procedures.
“This project brings the high quality, compassionate care that Presence St. Mary's Hospital is known for to the Bradley community,” said Kathleen Rhine, President and CEO, South Suburban Region, Presence Health. “The center will serve as a front door to the services we provide at St. Mary’s and will offer more convenient access to our area residents who need urgent care services. The Bradley community has already embraced these services, and we are off to a wonderful start.”
The clinic is unique to Bradley in that it offers urgent care and occupational health in one convenient facility. The occupational health services provide area employers with treatment for their employees’ work-related injuries, drug and alcohol testing and a variety of work-related physical examinations. In order to concentrate on all services in one location, Presence St. Mary's Occupational Health Center and J. Michael Panuska, M.D., have relocated from Bourbonnais to the Bradley clinic.
“This new location will serve the immediate care and occupational health needs of the community, and those who need longer term care will be connected with Presence Health physicians for continued treatment,” said Howard Drenth, President and CEO, Presence Medical Group.
For further convenience, patients can visit www.physiciansimmediatecare.com/clinics/bradley-kankakee-il to see current wait times. They also can check in online before arriving, learn about the physicians and physician assistants on staff and see which insurance plans are accepted.
“Our physicians and staff take time to listen, to explain, and to answer any questions,” said Stan Blaylock, President and CEO, Physicians Immediate Care. “We believe in great, convenient care – fast, but not too fast – and in providing care from the heart.”
The new Bradley clinic is one of 10 immediate care/occupational medicine clinics in the greater Chicago area that will be managed through the joint venture between Physicians Immediate Care and Presence Health.
Blaylock added, “Presence St. Mary’s Hospital already has a great reputation in Bradley and is a trusted name for health care in the community. We hope to build on that with our more than 25 years of experience in the urgent care and occupational medicine business.”
Pictured from left-right:
Dr. John Koehler, Medical Director, Occupational Medicine, Physicians Immediate Care; Lori Gadbois, Kankakee County Recorder; Howard Drenth, PMG President and CEO; Kathleen Rhine, Presence Health Regional President and CEO; Stan Blaylock, Physicians Immediate Care President and CEO; Barbi Brewer-Watson, Executive Director Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce; Mayor Bruce Adams, Bradley; Dr. Michael Panuska, Medical Director, Occupational Health, Presence St. Mary’s Hospital.
About Presence Health
Created in November 2011, Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, with over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of $2.6 billion. Visit www.presencehealth.org to learn more.
About Physicians Immediate Care
Physicians Immediate Care, also known as Physicians Urgent Care, is a Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health services with 37 locations in three states. For more than 25 years, it has provided affordable, convenient medical care to more than one million patients. The company is dedicated to building healthy communities by providing remarkable care you can count on, when and where you need it. For locations and services, go to www.visitphysicians.com.