SUGAR GROVE – Residents of southwestern Kane County soon will no longer need to travel as far to see a doctor.
Rush-Copley is beginning work on renovating a storefront in a strip retail center along Route 47 in Sugar Grove to become the Aurora-based health care group’s latest so-called “convenient care” walk-in medical clinic.
Rush-Copley currently operates similar convenient care clinics in Yorkville and at its primary medical campus adjacent to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.
In recent years, Sugar Grove residents have been an ever-growing number of those seeking medical care at those facilities, as well as the Aurora hospital, said Rush-Copley Chief Operating Officer John Diederich.
“We felt it was essential that we bring quality health care to their backyard, there in Sugar Grove,” Diederich said.
Diederich said the clinic, when completed, will occupy about 5,000 square feet in a shopping center on the southwest corner of Route 47 and Park Avenue.
The facility will be overseen by Patrick Bilskey, an osteopathic physician, who lives in Sugar Grove and practices at Rush-Copley’s convenient care clinic in Yorkville.
The clinic will give those nearby a convenient option for the treatment of common injuries and illnesses, without the need to drive to Aurora, Yorkville or elsewhere, Diederich said.
“We will offer a full array of primary care,” he said.
Rush-Copley plans to operate the facility seven days a week, with evening hours on weekdays. Diederich said Rush-Copley intends to open its Sugar Grove facility in early February 2013.
Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said the Rush-Copley clinic would be the first such medical facility in the village, and would enhance the quality of life in Sugar Grove.
“Now, when our people living here need it, they can at least see a doctor here in town,” Michels said. “We couldn’t be more excited.”
He said the presence of such a facility would help the village attract new employers to the community.
“We know that companies are looking to see what you can offer to them and their employees,” Michels said. “And so we’re really happy to see a lot of new opportunities, like this, come into town for people to work in town and stay in town for whatever they need.”