(Oregon, IL) A Construction crew broke ground Tuesday December 4th on Sinnissippi Centers’ new Oregon office. When complete, the site will have a 6,400 square foot office to serve residents of Ogle County. “Oregon is the last of our new office buildings to be built,” says Patrick Phelan, Sinnissippi Centers’ President/CEO. The new building is located at 100 Jefferson Street. It will replace the current office at 125 South Fourth Street in Oregon.
“The new building will allow us great flexibility to provide group services and to meet the needs of both our adult and child/adolescent population,” adds Phelan. “Improved waiting rooms, reception areas, offices and other facilities will provide our clients the type of environment that is conducive to treatment and is welcoming to the public. The new facility will have 11 offices, 2 group rooms, and a specialized play therapy room for children.
“Space at our present Oregon office has been at capacity for some time,” adds Phelan, We also are expecting to meet an increasing need for services due to increased coverage under the Affordable Care Act and due to other factors. The new office is the result of several years of planning and development to meet these increasing needs for services in Oregon and in the rest of Ogle County”
“Part of that lengthy planning and development process involved evaluation of several other sites,” says Phelan. “For varying reasons none of those sites were suitable for our new office. So we are very pleased to now have such a prime location that will serve our clients well. In addition, with the construction of our new Oregon office, and the construction of new facilities for the Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Protection District nearby, the area will see several improvements to better serve the residents of Oregon and greater Ogle County.
We are also very pleased to name our new Oregon location in honor of Chet Kobel who has served many years on the Board of Directors for SPF Corporation, the entity that is heavily involved with overseeing the construction of new Sinnissippi Centers’ facilities. Chet has been a wonderful addition to our board and is a passionate advocate for the community mental health system.
Demolition of existing buildings that were on the site already took place in November in preparation for construction. Best estimates place completion of the new office in June or July of 2014. A formal ground breaking ceremony was not conducted this week due to a variety of factors. However once the building is compete a public ceremony will be held which will likely include a ribbon cutting and tours of the new facility.