Heartland Health Centers creates 17 jobs at new Chicago Albany Park location May 1, 2016

Longtime IFF customer Heartland Health Centers will become more accessible to residents looking for affordable health care with the opening of a new space in Chicago’s Albany Park. The location will have eight exam rooms and allow for 3,780 new patient visits in an area where an estimated 35,000 people lack a health care provider.

Heartland Health Centers, which already has 110 full-time and 37 part-time employees, plans to add 17 jobs through the new facility. IFF’s $500,000 loan will pay for leasehold improvements at the site, including new windows, carpentry, and HVAC and plumbing systems.

Heartland Health Centers is a nonprofit federally qualified health center. Through four locations in the city, three co-located clinics at partner behavioral health centers, and six school-based health centers, Heartland Health Centers provides much-needed quality care in underserved areas.