Gardner Healthcare Center

COVID-19 RESPONSE: For your safety and the safety of others, we are proactively screening everyone who enters our clinics for symptoms of COVID-19 through temperature checks and screening questions. Masks/face coverings are required for the safety of others. A support person is only permitted for patients who are 17 and younger, as well as patients who are incapacitated or in need of continual assistance. Anyone experiencing fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough or flu-like symptoms should call for instructions.

Family Medicine Physician Dr. Jennifer Thomas  and Family Nurse Practitioner Kathy Ulivi deliver quality, compassionate care at the Gardner Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital. Services include care for the entire family, same-day appointments, on-site blood draws, blood pressure screenings, immunizations, physicals, ePrescribing, and more. For an appointment, call 815.237.0413.


409 N. Route 53
Gardner, IL 60424


To schedule an appointment, call 815.237.0413


Jennifer Thomas, M.D., Family Medicine

As a family medicine physician, Dr. Jennifer Thomas provides care for the entire family, from newborns to seniors, including preventive care, routine check-ups, health risk assessments, immunizations, screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is committed to providing a friendly and accommodating office environment for her patients and believes in placing the needs of her patients first. Dr. Thomas encourages patients to have autonomy and a voice in all decision-making related to their care.

Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield and completed a family medicine residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

When she’s not taking care of patients, Dr. Thomas enjoys cooking, art, and reading. She is married to Mark Thomas, who teaches at Minooka Community High School.

Dr. Thomas also sees patients at the Braidwood Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas, call 815.458.2532 (Braidwood) or 815.237.0413 (Gardner).

Kathy Ulivi, F.N.P-B.C., Family Medicine

As a family nurse practitioner, Kathy Ulivi is qualified to serve as the primary healthcare provider for patients of all ages. She encourages her patients to participate with her in developing their plan of care, encompassing all aspects of physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

Kathy received her Master’s of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Olivet Nazarene University. She also holds of Master’s of Nursing in Education from Lewis University. In addition, Kathy is a certified diabetic educator, an oncology certified nurse, and she is board certified in pain management.

Kathy enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching, reading and volunteering.

Kathy also sees patients at the Dwight Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital. To schedule an appointment with Kathy, call 815.584.3291 (Dwight) or  815.237.0413 (Gardner).


For your convenience, we suggest that you download and complete our Healthcare Centers – General Patient Registration Form before coming in for your office visit.


Your provider is committed to delivering the best possible coordination of your care by participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  A care coordinator may get involved in your care to help improve communication between your healthcare providers. Please visit our Accountable Care Organization (ACO) webpage to learn more.

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