Home Office Expansion
Patrick C. Bauer
President and Chief Operations
Officer at Heartland Dental Care
It’s no secret Heartland Dental Care is a proponent of continual growth. With a commitment to expanding our non-clinical support and sharing our message to dentists nationwide, we’re able to help more and more dentists practice dentistry in modern, thriving dental practices that exceed their expectations and desires. But that’s not the only expansion happening. There’s some exciting growth taking place right here at our Home Office in Effingham, Illinois.
From now through the next year and a half, we’re expanding our Home Office facility by 40,000 square feet, doubling its size to 80,000 total square feet. The construction has an estimated completion date of Summer 2013.
Home Office plays a huge role in helping HDC practices succeed. It houses non-clinical practice support areas such as marketing, accounting, administration, accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, payroll, IT, education, recruiting and development. With this expansion, we will build upon this already stellar group of individuals.
The building addition will create an estimated 170 new jobs; positions which will help meet the support needs for HDC’s growth. So as we welcome more and more dentists and team members to the Heartland Dental Care family, we’ll be able to expand our Home Office support teams to keep up with the demand.
In addition, this expansion will bring back the HDC Institute to the Home Office. Continuing education has always been a focus for HDC, and the previous Institute served as a means for dentists and team members to receive first-rate clinical and leadership training. Although we still currently have amazing education opportunities available offsite, we’re excited to once again offer our dentists and team members world-class continuing education here at Home Office to further enhance their skills.
It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again – great things are on the horizon for Heartland Dental Care. With our ever-expanding growth and now, Home Office growth, we continue to make great advancements in becoming the leader in dentistry.