Gardner Healthcare Center

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, integrated behavioral health, 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


Mondays: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fridays: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekends: Visit our Urgent Care Centers

Patients are limited to 1 designated support person age 18 or older during their office visit. Click here to see our visitor restrictions and safety measures in place due to COVID-19.


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. She also completed a primary care psychiatry fellowship through UC Davis in 2018 and is the Director of Morris Hospital Integrated Behavioral Health.

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).


Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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. She also has an interest in integrated behavioral health.

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).


Monday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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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