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Skender celebrates ribbon-cutting ceremony for New Esperanza Health Center in Brighton Park

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Last Friday, Skender celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for Esperanza Brighton Park, a new 26,000-square-foot health center at 4700 S. California Avenue in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood. The event was attended by Senator Dick Durbin, 14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke and other local dignitaries.

The event symbolized improved access to healthcare services for local residents who have been designated as medically underserved with a health professional shortage by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Open to the public today, Esperanza, meaning hope in Spanish, is living up to its name as the new, two-story facility is a fully accessible building, providing critical services that were previously lacking in this southwest area of Chicago.

By teaming up with local specialty care and community-based organizations, the Esperanza Brighton Park houses comprehensive medical and wellness services and, utilizing forward-thinking design, features a dynamic façade comprised of color-shifting metal panels, to attract and unite the surrounding community. The facility includes clinical office space, 30 exam rooms, space for additional diagnostic and treatment services, a retail pharmacy, as well as 69 parking spaces.

Skender, serving as general contractor, collaborated with architect JGMA and McNitt Consulting to successfully complete the project.