CHP celebrates renovation

Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHP) celebrates the renovation of their Mendota Community Health Center, April 19. Attending the ribbon cutting, left to right, are Andrea Zamarron, CHP board member; Julie Kerestes, LaSalle County Health Department public health administrator; Jennifer Junis, OSF Saint Paul Medical Center president; Beth Whalen, CHP director; U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger; state Sen. Sue Rezin; and state Rep. Jerry Long. (Reporter photo by Jennifer Sommer)

MENDOTA – Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHP) hosted an inaugural open house to celebrate the renovation of their Mendota Community Health Center on April 19. The renovation was made possible through a grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care.

Guests of honor at the event included U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, state Sen. Sue Rezin, and state Rep. Jerry Long.

CHP is a not for profit organization and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides quality, affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health care to more than 11,000 patients through a network of five health clinics in mostly rural communities in northern and central Illinois. CHP provide care to all, regardless of their insurance status or financial circumstance.

CHP’s Mendota Health Center serves over 3,000 patients annually, providing a full complement of primary health care and dental services, and has received the distinction of being recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level II Patient Centered Medical Home.


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