Kenosha clinic celebrates 20 years of serving the community11/15/23 04:30:pm
Rogers’ Kenosha clinic recently held an open house to mark two decades of serving the community. Providing food, tours, and presentations about programs, Kenosha teammates welcomed referring providers and community leaders to join in the celebration.
Opening in April 2003, Kenosha was Rogers first stand-alone outpatient center, providing child and adolescent day treatment services. Since then, some 20,000 patients have been helped through the outpatient programs.
“It’s an important milestone,” says Nathan Wolf, Kenosha’s director of operations. “It’s rare to meet anyone in the community who doesn’t have some connection to the clinic. For our staff, it gives them the opportunity to look back and reflect on the all the lives that have been changed and all the opportunities that have been created for growth and development.”
Christy Meyer, RN, has worked with children and adolescents her entire career and recently celebrated her ten year work anniversary.
“My favorite part of working at Rogers is seeing patients walk out on their discharge day with confidence and smiles on their faces, knowing that our staff and program made a difference in their lives,” says Christy. “I have such an amazing, close knit team of nurses I work with, and I couldn’t do my job without their support and friendship. There are so many memories to reflect on - holiday celebrations, staff outings and lunches (thank you Nate!), and many other events that keep us connected as a work family. I’m fortunate to work alongside some amazing people and am proud to be part of the Kenosha team and Rogers family.”
“It’s been exciting to be part of the community for so many years,” says Janet Gatlin, director of outreach. “Our team is committed to supporting Kenosha and surrounding communities. Erik (Bradley, Kenosha Community Relations liaison) has started to make some strong connections with our key partners, and we’re excited about the future.”
Nathan anticipates a future that includes continued growth and additional partnerships with referring providers and community leaders.
“We want to make sure that the mental health needs are met for all of Kenosha, Racine, and surrounding communities,” he says. “We want to continue to be the best option for behavioral health treatment in the area. We also want to keep hiring, training, and growing skilled, caring professionals. We currently have a very talented team, and over the 20 years Rogers’ Kenosha clinic has been around, there have been many amazing employees who have been able to take what they have learned here to better the community and the lives of countless people.”