While several mental health facilities nearby are closing, Naperville’s Linden Oaks is responding well to the growing demand for its services.
Dozens of community members gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new Linden Oaks at Edward Outpatient Center on Mill Street.
The completely renovated 45,000 square foot building sits near the previous location, which was half the size.
“It’s so nice to have the community, hospital, chamber, really everyone here welcoming us to our new home,” said Terry Ciszek, Director for Outpatient and Social Services at Edward Hospital.
Linden Oaks invested $3.5 million dollars into the space that will house all of Edward Hospital’s outpatient support programs like treatment of anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, depression and more.
Beth Sack, Linden Oak’s Manager of Addiction Services, sees the ways the new location will help provide a better experience for patients. “They will have a more healing environment, and hopeful environment. It means a lot for the community to have space in order to do different 12-step groups, AA, and things like that,” said Sack.
“We have really improved our volumes of outpatient services and we had little space to do that so opening up this building for our patients and families and it means everything to give to them and honor them in their road to recovery,” commented Ciszek.
The building also features a 100-seat conference room and offices.
Linden oaks has multiple locations employing more than 30 psychiatrists and 350 staff members, serving residents in nearby Chicagoland suburbs.
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