Ribbon cut on renovated Community Living Center spaces
North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham joined Waukegan Mayor Bob Sabonjian and leaders from the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center June 7 to cut a ribbon commemorating the opening of renovated Community Living Center space at the North Chicago facility, appropriately called “Courage” and “Heroes Haven.”
The $6.4 million renovation included state-of-the-art changes to the environment, including private residential rooms and bathrooms, full community kitchen, living room areas, and many additional home-like comforts to ensure Lovell FHCC Veteran residents receive the highest quality healthcare while living full, rich lives with dignity and support from a community of caring professionals.
“These environmental changes also bring a transformation in the mindset of the providers of care, the residents and their families and loved ones,” said Patrick L. Sullivan, Director of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. “With that mindset of transformation, each resident is much more than his symptoms and conditions, and those who care for them are more than prescribers and delivers of services. From this, a nurturing community is fostered in which a Veteran resident can thrive.”
After brief comments, Rockingham and Sabonjian joined Architect Ernest Bland, Blue Yonder Construction President Seth Malley, leaders and residents from the Lovell FHCC to cut a ribbon that commemorated the opening. After the opening, guests were welcomed into the renovated areas by residents, and were offered firsthand tours of the new space.