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Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

The risk factors for obesity are complex and the impact on health is devastating. The Northwestern Medicine Metabolic Health and Surgical Weight Loss Center at Delnor Hospital offers services to treat obesity and prevent health complications related to excess weight.

The center provides medical weight management, nutrition and diet planning, individualized exercise programs, health psychology, diabetes education, and bariatric surgery. Located at the main entrance of the hospital, the center is next to the Delnor Community Kitchen, a place for children and adults to learn about nutrition and healthy cooking.

“Every weight loss journey is unique. Our goal is to provide the individualized care plan and resources for long-term success,” said Dr. Matthew Pittman, medical director.

The new center is just one example of Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital’s commitment to provide a better health care experience, every single day, closer to where patients live and work.

Newly constructed operating rooms feature the latest in surgical technology, including the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for joint replacement. Renovations and new equipment at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor enhance the clinical services provided by highly specialized cancer care teams.

Ranked among the top 15 hospitals in Chicago Metro by U.S. News & World Report, Delnor Hospital is also an IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospital. Delnor Hospital joins an elite group of hospitals in earning Magnet designation for the fourth time. Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing and the highest honor given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

As part of the Northwestern Medicine health care system, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers patients access to leading-edge clinical trials through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, an integration that also fosters an environment of world-class patient care, academic inquiry and innovative research. For more information, visit nm.org/delnor.

The Holmstad

Covenant Living at the Holmstad, located on 38 acres in Batavia, has a venerable history in Kane County. A ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church, it was opened in the mid-1970s and it has been growing ever since.

Representatives of the church emigrated from Sweden in the 1800s and quickly took it upon themselves to open homes for both children and seniors of “no means,” finally making their way to Batavia to open The Holmstad in the last quarter of the 20th century, explained Lindsey Bruni, sales director for The Holmstad.

Today the Holmstad boasts approximately 280 residential living units, 60 catered living, assisted living, memory care and both long-term nursing care and short-term rehabilitative care units. Even non-residents are welcome to apply for care in the short-term rehab units, Bruni said.

“Most of our residents lived in the Fox Valley area or move here to be close to their children,” she explained. “Many come here knowing they will have very vibrant lives where they are able to be involved and make an impact in their community. Some residents choose to be involved in volunteer programs like the local food pantry, intergenerational programs, and participating in our annual bazaar featuring resident artists.”

In their free time residents take part in a variety of outings: boat tours, theater trips, museum visits, bicycle trips and more. On campus they also enjoy a full fitness center which is open 24/7, an indoor swimming pool used for water aerobics and open swim, a steam room, sauna and a therapy pool.

And when they take a break, residents can enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals.

“Many of our residents begin moving here as young as 62 because they see it as a place to find new friends and enhance their lives by becoming even more active,” Bruni added.

Patriot Heating and Cooling Services, Inc.

By living their business motto of “providing exceptional client service, and doing the right thing at the right time, every time”, Bill and Josette White have built a business that the community can trust. The two founders of Patriot Heating and Cooling Services have dedicated their life’s work to building a relationship-focused business that allows them to provide exceptional client service and product that they can stand behind with pride.

Whether a client needs a simple cleaning, full furnace or AC install, or a repair, Patriot aims to provide a flawless experience by maintaining consistency in quality that clients can count on. With quick and timely arrivals, honest feedback, no pressure, appropriate options, and an incredible team of certified and expert professionals, clients can expect the comfort of having the best when inviting Patriot Heating and Cooling into their homes.

In addition to upholding high standards within their business, Bill and Josette have an incredible amount of respect for their community. They actively support the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, Tri City Health Partnership, Cops on a Rooftop for Special Olympics, and advocate for shopping local including previously hosting and organizing a Shop Local Fair with over 100 booths and over 700 attendees. They truly prioritize lending a hand wherever they can to see their fellow neighbors succeed. Additionally, they are active members at Fox Valley Christian Church, welcoming all to come on out and enjoy the incredible sermons from Pastor Josh.

Bill and Josette find it to be their utmost privilege to serve their clients, providing them with the best workmanship, technicians, and installers their industry has to offer. Owning Patriot Heating and Cooling Services allows Bill and Josette the rare opportunity to impact their community in a unique and genuine way, and for that, they are forever grateful.

Dorjath Law Center

Working with and on behalf of senior citizens is a passion for Nancie Golnick Dorjath, an attorney with offices in Batavia and Oak Brook who specializes in Elder Law.

The specialties of the Dorjath Law Center include estate planning, wills and trusts, long-term care planning, probate and Medicaid crisis planning. However, it is important to note that not all clients are seniors since Dorjath actively advocates for estate planning among the young, as well, and generally charges a flat fee for her services.

When someone with an elderly loved one comes to Dorjath, it is often a crisis. Mom or dad has become ill and the child needs help with protecting assets, finding an appropriate caregiver or senior community, selling the house and so forth. She counsels them on getting necessary documents in order, applying for Medicaid (if appropriate) and walking them through the crisis.

But Dorjath urges everyone to plan ahead in order to avoid a crisis. “Planning ahead is smart and it shouldn’t have a negative connotation attached to it,” she said. “It is just like buying car insurance in order to take care of things if something unfortunate happens. I usually say anyone 18 or older and breathing needs these important documents! These protect people while alive, which is much more important to me than what happens when they die.”

Planning ahead and getting professional legal advice can save an estate thousands of dollars. Consulting with someone who knows the rules can make the executor or trustee’s job easier and can let you know if probating the will through the courts is necessary or beneficial or if the time and money involved can be avoided. Dorjath can also advise them when it is legal to distribute funds, investments and other properties and how to accomplish it properly.

BEI Companies

The BEI Companies, which includes BEI Properties, Miscella Real Estate, BERE (Batavia Enterprises Real Estate) and now, In Towne Self-Storage, have been investing in and enhancing commercial real estate in the Fox Valley for 60 years and have more recently expanded into residential real estate and self-storage units.

BEI Properties has been preserving, restoring, leasing and managing outstanding Fox Valley real estate, for over six decades. Their portfolio includes options that fit many styles and sizes and they provide a range of real estate services. From repurposed historical spaces, to traditional or modern offices, to warehouses and urban loft-like spaces, they can match you with the perfect space for your needs.

“BEI takes great pride in helping to provide a positive community impact in all of the communities where we live, work and raise our families,” said Austin Dempsey, CEO of BEI Properties and Broker with BERE. “We have a mix of properties, both historic and new, because we look at ourselves as a one-stop point of contact for everyone’s Fox Valley real estate needs,” he continued. “We provide excellent and innovative solutions so that our clients can focus on their businesses and not worry about the real estate.”

With more than 100 customers that have been tenants for five years or more and 10 of those who have been with BEI for over 30 years, the BEI Companies take pride in providing solutions for businesses and creating a long-lasting relationship that are mutually beneficial. Understanding the demands on businesses and home buyers, sellers and consumers in today’s marketplace, look to the BEI Family of Companies for all your real estate needs.

For more information:

Property management
www.BEIProperties.net or call (630) 879‑3680

Commercial real estate
www.berellc.com or call (630) 761‑6589

Residential real estate
www.miscella.com or call (630) 232‑1570

Self storage
www.intowneselfstorage.com or call (630) 557‑8600

Orange Home Services

Elburn-based Orange Home Services is one of the premier heating and air conditioning companies in the Fox Valley, serving homes and small businesses since 2010. It is owned by Jim and Cindy Cannella.

The Cannellas chose the unusual fruity/color name for their firm, Cindy jokes, because “apple” was already taken and it was easy to remember.

Jim has been in the heating and air conditioning business for more than 25 years, originally working for a large competitor. When a poor economy led to reverses and Jim was laid off, he struck out on his own and opened his own firm, originally based in Batavia.

The factory-authorized Bryant dealer has grown over the years and moved its headquarters to Elburn. They currently have 11 employees (including three Veterans), many of whom are on call 24/7, and all of their service personnel have been personally trained by Jim. They service furnaces, boilers, humidifiers and air conditioners in homes and small businesses and install custom ductwork in home additions and finished basements. In addition, Orange service personnel often run gas lines to outdoor grills, fireplaces and fire pits.

It is also worth noting that Orange Home Services has been repeatedly honored with the Kane County Chronicle’s “Best of the Fox” Award and the Daily Herald’s “Reader’s Choice” Award. Other awards received include the Bryant Circle of Champions and the AABE Annual Award for Business Excellence.

D&M Home Improvements Corporation

D&M Home Improvements Corporation is a home restoration company, established in 2016 with over 15 years of experience. They specialize in roofing, siding, gutters and windows and are locally based in Warrenville. They also serve the surrounding western and northwestern suburbs.

“We offer some of the best products on the market and use the latest technology and equipment on your home improvements project,” said Israel Martinez, owner. “We prioritize your needs and help you choose the best products for your budget. A trained project representative is involved throughout the entire project and can answer any question you may have. We will also always ensure a safe work environment and leave your property clean when the job is done.

“We stand behind all our work and offer a five-year warranty on workmanship,” he added. “Combined with great products, professional and experienced staff, and trained project representatives, we will provide you with service that will go above and beyond your expectations.

“Our family taking care of yours isn’t just a catch phrase here. It’s a purpose.” Martinez said. “We accomplish this by not only providing special pricing for all active military personnel, veterans, first responders and police, but also by giving back to the communities we serve.”

The company takes great pride in helping families in need, he noted, whether it’s repairing damage to homes when severe storms hit, or supporting them though scholarships programs, sponsoring local little league teams or giving to the local food banks. “Let our family take care of yours today by calling us or visiting us online,” Martinez said.

For more information, visit www.dandmhomeimprovements.com.

My Place Hotel

My Place Hotel, a 63-suite extended stay and traditional hotel at 1000 Kilbery Ln. in North Aurora, opened in July 2018 and is now the lodging facility of choice for Aurora University, Mooseheart, Oberweis Dairy, Hundai, Toyota, Fermilab and others. They also host many guests for local weddings and sporting events.

Each suite at My Place features a well-equipped kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, disposal, toaster and more to make an overnight stay – whether for just one night or many more – pleasant, according to Carol Makoui, general manager.

“We market our facility to local corporations, universities and leisure travelers, too, and also often accommodate local people who have sold their homes and are waiting for a new home to be built,” she said.

“We have a full bar on the premises, a guest laundry, and serve a $5 breakfast of each guest’s choosing – in their room. In addition, we are hoping to build a health club next door which guests will be able to use while staying here,” she added.

The North Aurora My Place Hotel is owned by NA Lodging, a local group. During its first six months of operation, the hotel earned a satisfaction rating of 9.7 out of 10 on both Booking.com and Trip Advisor.