The grand opening of the Vista Physician Group (VPG) office in North Chicago was held Thursday evening, June 13, in a festive ribbon cutting event outside the new Grant Place commercial building at 1801 N. Sheridan Rd. The crowd was joined by North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr., and Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor, and other local and county officials.
“I especially want to thank Mayor Rockingham and the City of North Chicago for helping to bring our VPG office to this beautiful new location,” said Barbara J. Martin, president and CEO of Vista Health System, in addressing the crowd. “We’re very supportive of what’s going on in this community, and we’re delighted to be part of the growth of North Chicago.”
The office is the new home of Young Lee, M.D., General Practice, who has been treating patients in North Chicago since 1979. Dr. Lee is now joined by Terryll Joy, M.D., Family Medicine, who joined Vista Physician Group three years ago.
“This new office helps to fill an important health-care need for people who live in North Chicago and nearby,” Martin said. “Dr. Lee and Dr. Joy are here six days a week to see patients of all ages.”
Mayor Rockingham and Board Chairman Lawlor each spoke to the crowd to thank Vista for strengthening its commitment to North Chicago. In addition, Chuck Smith, attorney for the city, read a proclamation signed by the mayor in appreciation of Vista’s ongoing commitment to providing accessible health care to the people of North Chicago.
VPG will hold another ribbon cutting on June 27, 5 p.m., for a new practice office that recently opened at 2723 Sheridan Rd., Suite C, Zion.
Vista Physician Group includes 38 physicians in family medicine and a wide variety of specialties and operates practice offices throughout Lake County in Antioch, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, North Chicago, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach and Zion. VPG physicians also see patients at Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West, both in Waukegan.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085