A blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened the Provena Healing Arts Pavilion in New Lenox last month.
The 45,000 square-foot facility, at 410 East Lincoln Highway, has an Immediate Care Center, where patients always will be seen by a board-certified physician quickly and where they can be confident in getting an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
The Diagnostics Imaging Center makes it convenient to obtain imaging often needed for precise diagnosis and also is available for referrals for MRIs, CTs, X-rays, digital mammography, bone density testing and more.
The Provena Medical Group, comprised of family practice, internal medicine, pediatric and geriatric physicians also is housed within the Healing Arts Pavilion , making it convenient to see one’s primary doctor in conjunction with a visit to a specialist. And the Women’s Center and The Spa at the Women’s Center offer a new concept in healthcare for women of 40 years and better.
More than 700 guests toured the innovatively designed building and had the opportunity to meet the physicians of the Women’s Center, as well as the Provena Medical Group, during the preview event and the Community Open House.
Many viewed a live facial rejuvenation procedure, stopped by the Teddy Bear Clinic, registered for mammogram parties and took advantage of “Speed Dating the Docs.”
The emphasis of this facility is on women 40 years of age and better, who have spent years taking care of spouses, children and parents and need to take care of themselves, as they experience physical and emotional changes and new health issues.
But it also makes primary and immediate care for their families easily accessible, with the added bonus of having diagnostics available onsite, which helps ensure accurate and quick diagnosis.
“Women want to talk with physicians who listen and understand their health concerns,” said Amy Stevens, chief operating officer at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC). “Dedicated physicians who are experts in caring for women comprise The Women’s Center.”
They include a female cardiologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist, neurosurgeon, radiologist, urologist and are directed by surgeon and breast specialist Dr. Wendy Marshall. Plastic surgeon Dr. Alan Chen heads the Spa at the Women’s Center, which offers everything from relaxing massages to numerous facial and body rejuvenation options. A state-of-the-art tool helps pinpoint damaged areas of the skin, and a consultation with the plastic surgeon will help determine the best course of action to reach each individual’s goal.
“We have compiled the best specialists for women who understand what they are dealing with as life changes, and we are making the experience easy, convenient and even comforting,” explained Beth Hughes, Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center’s President and CEO.
The environment of the Spa permeates the experience. Women will not be given a hospital gown for an examination. Instead, they will be offered a robe and slippers.
They can plan their annual mammogram, see their gynecologist and a digestive health expert or cardiologist or any of the other physicians in the same day, as well as enjoy a relaxing massage or have microdermabrasion or other rejuvenating procedure. In between, they can sip hot tea or a cool beverage while relaxing in the Tranquility Suite.
The building is beautiful, and the concept of care is unique — “a healthcare experience like no other.”