The Heartland Health Center near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus has recently undergone a name change, and is now known as Tapestry 360 Health.
Heartland Health Center Near Lake Shore Campus Renamed Tapestry 360 Health
The Heartland Health Center near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus (LSC) will now be known as Tapestry 360 Health.
Tapestry 360 Health is a health center which offers affordable primary care, oral care and behavioral health care services. Although it has 16 locations in Chicago, the location closest to the LSC is located at 1300 W. Devon Ave.
“We changed our name to distinguish ourselves from similarly named organizations like Heartland Health,” Raven Hibbler, a Tapestry 360 Health spokesperson wrote in an email.
This name change followed a dissociation of the health center from the national organization of Heartland Alliance Health Centers.
Heartland Alliance Health Centers received allegations of abuse during the Trump Administrations zero-tolerance immigration policy, The Phoenix previously reported.
Neither Tapestry 360 Health nor Heartland Alliance Health Centers responded to a request for comment.
Due to the immigration policy in place at the time of the allegations, Heartland Alliance Health Centers were housing 99 immigrant children who were separated from their families after attempting to cross the southern border, according to ProPublica.
Some of the children who were sent to these shelters claimed to have been mistreated by the staff. Some also said they witnessed a young boy being sedated by an employee of the shelter. These complaints sparked a federal investigation into the treatment of the children, ProPublica reported.
Following the allegations, Heartland Alliance closed four of the shelters located in Illinois.
Through these allegations, Heartland Alliance Health Centers continued to welcome patients to their locations, according to their website. This does not include any information about the allegations of misconduct and child abuse which they received, whether true or untrue.
“Heartland Alliance works to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society,” the organization wrote on their website.
Tapestry 360 Health maintains they will continue to give patients the same care, despite now having a different title.
“Our new name represents the diverse clients we serve and better reflects our mission to patient centered affordable care for all,” Hibbler wrote.
The choice of the organization’s new name came with much thought, according to their website.
The organization wrote on their website the new name represents “the beautiful tapestry of the communities we serve,” also writing “360 Health” further proves their dedication to the community and their patients.