The center will be hosting a reception with complimentary food and refreshments to show off their new facility, let the neighborhood know about the services they offer, and provide assistance to those who need help navigating the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).
Heartland opened its new community health center last September, tripling their clinical space on Chicago’s far north side, and helping meet the community’s need for accessible and affordable health services. The facility features 12 exam rooms, and a community room for group wellness activities and health education seminars. They expect to serve over 5,000 patients each year.
The Devon center will be the first community health center in Illinois to be LEED Platinum Certified, a prestigious distinction awarded to projects built in a way that improves energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and CO2 emissions reduction. Some of the green features include a central open air atrium, a geothermal HVAC system, and solar photovoltaic panels (see photo on left).
Enjoy some great appetizers catered by Conn’s Catering, including chicken skewers, veggie and cheese quesadillas, bruschetta and bacon wrapped dates. Beverages will include beer, wine, and soda. Parking is available behind the building.
Come join us for food and drink, meet the new staff and tour Rogers Park’s wonderful new health center!
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. 7301 N. Western; Act One Pub, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark;Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; theCaribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Heartland Cafe 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan; The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan; Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; theGreenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Towbar, 1500 W. Jarvis; and Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt; Bullhead Cantina, 1406 W. Morse; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf, Giving Tree Toys, 7020 N. Clark; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; the Pottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; Thai Spice, 1320 W. Devon; Hard Water Bar and Grill, 7545 N. Clark;Philly’s Best Sports Bar, 6800 N. Sheridan; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; and SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan.
Start the new year right by joining me this Friday evening as we enjoy some delicious food and celebrate the opening of our newest health center!