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Kewanee Clinic invites the community to meet and greet its 'Super Heroes' on June 29

June 11, 2024

No longer will the providers at Hammond-Henry Hospital’s Kewanee Clinic “sit idly by,” as the saying goes, when their population does not comprehensively know all the healthcare services available at both the clinic as well as the hospital - because as we have all been taught: with great power, comes great responsibility.

For this reason, Hammond-Henry Hospital’s providers will be the featured “super heroes” at the Kewanee Clinic Community Health Fair and Open House on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to the entire family and will include one-on-one opportunities to talk with all the providers and tour the facility, located at 1258 W. South Street in Kewanee.

“It’s important to host an event like this for the community we serve and to show them all the services that Hammond-Henry Hospital and our clinic provides,” said Lora McKune, Hammond-Henry Hospital Clinic Manager. “We want to educate people on health issues that may be overlooked, unnoticed, or ignored.  We can not only set potential patients up with a provider on that day, we will also be scheduling appointments. We invite all our current patients and their families to attend, but we send a special invite to anyone new to the area or even, just new to us. We’d love to help answer all your questions.”

In addition to the touring and talk circuit, there will be several educational opportunities provided about high-risk disease and their diagnoses plus games, fun, light snacks, and give-aways for adults and children alike. 

“It takes someone very special to dedicate their life to care for other people.  We grew up with ‘superheroes’ who saved the day from the bad guys and who were protectors of all people…  and that is what we have at our clinic,” said McKune. “We see ‘superheroes’ and think capes and masks and those who have super powers. Our providers and staff are ‘superheroes’ in scrubs and doctors’ coats.  Their super powers are compassion, caring for others, selflessness, and healing.  How could we not look at them as super heroes?

“Come find out for yourself,” she concluded. “We hope to see you at this family-friendly and informational event. We will definitely make it worth your time.”

Providers at the Kewanee Clinic include Dr. Remi Satkauskas, Dr. Kevin Jeffries, Dr. Carlos Avila, and Jennifer Brokaw, Shelly Jackson, and Sandra Peach, APRNs. Dr. Carlos Avila, fluent in English and Spanish, is currently accepting new patients as is Sandra Peach, who begins family practice on June 24. Dr. Satkauskas, Jennifer Brokaw, and Michelle Jackson are also accepting patients. To make an appointment with any of the providers or for more information about the Community Health Fair and Open House, please call 309.853.3677.