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GEFCC Celebrates expanded Seneca Health Center and Dental Clinic with Ribbon Cutting and Open House

  • April 13, 2018
  • News

GEFCC Celebrates expanded Seneca Health Center and Dental Clinic with Ribbon Cutting and Open House

On April 12th, 2018 Greater Elgin Family Care Center (GEFCC) celebrated the expanded Seneca Health Center and Dental Clinic located at 450 Dundee Avenue in Elgin with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. Elected officials, community stakeholders, GEFCC Board members and volunteers were joined by many GEFCC professionals to commemorate this special occasion.

The expansion of GEFCC’s Seneca Health Center and Dental Clinic was completed in November of 2017. This expansion included the addition of 10 medical exam rooms to house GEFCC’s obstetrics and gynecology practice, which was previously housed in the lower level of the same building. The expansion also added 3 dental operatories to GEFCC’s Dental Clinic, which now total 12.

Guest received tours of the newly expanded Health Center and Dental Clinic and enjoyed delicious appetizers and refreshments. Guests also participated in a brief program and Ribbon Cutting ceremony supported by the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce. The evening concluded with the drawing of the winner of a lovely raffle basket graciously donated by Ms. Nancy Schueneman.

Craig Dodt, Chair of the Board of Directors, welcomed and thanked guests for their support of the important services that Greater Elgin Family Care Center provides to the community. He highlighted the leadership of GEFCC’s President and CEO, Bob Tanner, who has been instrumental in transforming GEFCC into the high caliber health care organization it is today.

Bob Tanner, President/CEO, thanked guests for their attendance and support of GEFCC. He thanked the staff at Seneca Health Center for their patience and cooperation during the renovations. Mr. Tanner mentioned that this project could not have been possible without the leadership and hard work of GEFCC’s COO, Lupe Fonseca and CFO, Jason Carey, who almost single handedly built and designed the Health Center not once, but twice due to an unfortunate flooding incident that occurred within weeks of the opening of the expanded space.

Among the elected officials present was Rose Martinez, Councilwoman for the City of Elgin, who shared that she grew up down the street from Seneca Health Center and remembered the time before GEFCC came to the neighborhood. She added that GEFCC and its mission is very dear to her as a native of Elgin and highlighted how great it is to have GEFCC on the east side of Elgin providing high quality health care services to all families in need. She thanked GEFCC’s founders who were present, which included Donna Anderson, Ed Hunter and Trinka Waters, for their vision and hard work to make Greater Elgin Family Care Center a reality.

Carol Gieske, CEO of the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, also expressed her support for Greater Elgin Family Care Center and shared how glad she is to see GEFCC continue to expand and increase its provision of services in the community.