Manet is partnering with Fair Foods to offer affordable fresh fruits and vegetables to our patients, employees and the community.
Every other Wednesday, Fair Foods will be selling $2.00 bags of fruits and veggies twice a month at our North Quincy site, 100 West Squantum Street. Everyone is welcome!
The Dana Farber Mammography Van will be at Manet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Thursday December 1 - Snug Harbor, 9 Bicknell St.
Manet patients or individuals who do not have a primary care provider, call Andrea Scott at 617-690-6365 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van possesses a valid license and certificate of inspection issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Manet Community Health Center names Tom Larsen
Chief Operating Officer
QUINCY, MA (November 1, 2016) – Manet Community Health Center today announced that it has hired Tom Larsen, of Franklin, MA, as Chief Operating Officer. Larsen will oversee operations for Manet’s five practice locations in Quincy, Hull and Taunton.
Larsen comes to Manet after serving in central positions at health care organizations in Massachusetts and Florida, including Hallmark Health System, CharterCARE Health Partners, Baptist Health South Florida, Children’s Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He became familiar with Manet during his tenure as Executive Director of Operations at Quincy Medical Center, where he immersed himself in the health care needs of the South Shore community and developed a deep regard and affection for Manet’s federally qualified health center mission.
“Tom is a strategic thinker, a dedicated practice developer, and a team builder,” says Cynthia Sierra, Manet’s Chief Executive Officer. “He has demonstrated a keen ability to nurture collaborative relationships to better lead and reinforce high-performing operations. We are so pleased that Tom will bring this experience, vision and passion to his new role as Manet COO.”
With experience in settings that include multi-site ambulatory clinics, large academic medical centers and community hospitals, Larsen has successfully planned, evaluated and managed daily operations in primary care, pediatrics and behavioral health, as well as specialty, laboratory, rehabilitation and imaging services. He has helped increase patient/family satisfaction to over 90% in multiple locations and he has designed and implemented programs for provider retention and mentorship of emerging leaders.
Larsen earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management and his undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa.
Open Enrollment 2017, now through January 31!
We'll Get You Covered!
The Massachusetts Health Connector kicked off open enrollment season with a 16-stop tour of "hidden gems" aross the state. The Navigation Team from Manet joined the Connector staff and elected officials at Quincy's hidden gem—the Church of the Presidents—to talk about the hidden gems that can be found through the state health insurance exchange i.e., high quality, affordable health plans. Pictured above are Rep. Tackey Chan, Rep. Bruce Ayers, Veda Roosa, Manet's Director of Patient Navigation Services, patient navigators Xuan Du, Ken Moore and Wislande Mane, and Sen. John Keenan.
Open Enrollment is now under way and runs through Jan. 31, 2017. During this period, those without insurance can apply for coverage and current Health Connector members can make changes to their coverage.
Manet's certified Navigators are avialble to assist individuals and families find plans that are right for them. In addition to helping patient's at Manet, our Navigators will be at open enrollment events in partnership with commuity organizations throughout our service area.To make an appointment with a Manet Navigator or to find out more about our open enrollment events, call 857-403-1557.
Become a Health Center Advocate
Manet has been a strong advocate on behalf of our nation's health centers since our inception nearly 37 years ago. Please consider becoming a Health Center Advocate, too. Sign up and become an advocate! Be sure to select Manet Community Health Center as your health center and indicate your connection (Employee, Board Member, Patient, Volunteer, Community Partner, etc.).
Meet Our Newest Manet Providers!
Shiun-ru Jessica Chen
Dr. Chen specializes in Internal Medicine and will see adult patients at our sites in Taunton and North Quincy.
Dr. Chen earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Chen has a special interest in helping patients with anxiety and depression. “I find it very rewarding to help patients who are struggling with these issues,” she says. “It takes patience, good listening skills and empathy, but it is very rewarding to be able to help patients see things from a different perspective.”
Dr. Chen speaks fluent Mandarin and is proficient in French.
To make an appointment with Dr. Chen, call Manet, Taunton,1 Washington St., at
508-822-5500 or Manet, North Quincy,, 110 West Squantum Street, at 617-376-3000.
Tanya Bibby, PA-C
Tanya Bibby, PA-C is a certified physician assistant and will sees family medicine patients of all ages at Manet’s practice site in Hull.
A native of Hingham and current resident of Hull, Bibby earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York, where she received a Graduate Scholar Award. She completed her clinical rotations at hospitals in and around New York City. She received her Bachelor Science in Exercise and Health Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Bibby is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants. She also is certified by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life support and Pediatric Advance Life Support and she is an ACSM Certified Personal trainer.
To make an appointment at Manet, Hull, 180 George Washington Boulevard,
Charlette Hines, FNP-BC
Charlette Hines, FNP-BC is a certified family nurse practitioner and she will see patients of all ages at Manet’s practice sites in Taunton and Houghs Neck.
Hines has a strong background in community health, working as a project coordinator for the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and a health educator at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute on a number of community-based research programs. Her work there brought her to community health centers and sparked her interest in nursing.
“I love working with community-based populations,” she said, “and I saw how the community health center providers have a real stake in improving their patients’ health and improving the health of the community. I have a strong interest in finding ways to mitigate health disparities and working with underserved populations, helping them develop healthy strategies through education.”
Hines earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing at Regis College. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Neuroscience from Williams College. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
To make an appointment with Hines, call Manet, Taunton, 1 Washington Street, at 508-822-5500 or Manet, Houghs Neck, 1193 Sea Street, Quincy, at 617-471-8683.
Manet Community Health Center is pleased to welcome Kathleen Cooney, RN, MSN, AGCPNP-BC to our primary care provider team in Snug Harbor!
A certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Kathleen earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
She has experience as a registered nurse in a variety of inpatient hospital settings and sees the switch to a community health center as "a great opportunity to learn a lot and help people who need it the most." To schedule an appointment with Kathleen, call 617-471-4715.
Kathleen McDevitt, FNP, joins Manet, North Quincy.
Kathleen McDevitt is a certified family nurse practitioner and sees patients of all ages at Manet’s North Quincy site. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston
Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Program and she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in Boston.
Kathleen is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Her clinical interests are
Family Medicine and Adolescent Health.
Charles Bell, MD, pediatrics specialist, joins Manet, Hull and North Quincy.
Charles Bell, MD, joined the Manet team in February 2016. Dr. Bell specializes in pediatrics and sees patients from newborn to age 23 at Manet’s Hull and North Quincy sites.
Dr. Bell earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at George W. Hubbard Hospital, also in Nashville. He was the recipient of a four-year National Health Service Corps scholarship and has experience working with diverse populations. He has a special interest in adolescent medicine, obesity in children and screening for teen depression.
Gregory Smith, MD, joins Manet, Hull.
Dr. Smith specializes in internal medicine and has been practicing on the South Shore since 1987. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Rome in Rome, Italy and completed his internship and residency at St. Michael's Medical Center in New Jersey. Active in his community, Dr. Smith plays ice hockey with the South Coastal Men's Hockey League and is a member of Friends of Hanover Music, which supports music education in the Hanover school system. His personal interests include international travel, history, science and technology. He speaks fluent Italian and understands Spanish and Danish.
He is accepting new adult patients in Hull. To book an appointment, call 781-925-4550.
Jennifer Sabir, MD Now Seeing Patients at Houghs Neck and Snug Harbor
Jennifer Sabir, MD, has relocated from Manet, Hull and is now seeing patients at Manet's Houghs Neck and Snug Harbor practice sites in Quincy, where she began her career at Manet in 2005. Dr. Sabir specializes in Family Medicine and sees patients of all ages. To make an appointment, call 617-471-8683 or 617-471-4715.
Meals on Wheels—A Lifeline for Seniors
Do you know someone who could benefit this holiday season?
Meal preparation is something most of us do every day without much thought or effort, but for some seniors it can be a difficult or impossible chore, particularly for those who are recovering from surgery or illness or who can't get to the market on a regular basis.
Manet Community Health Center, in partnership with South Shore Elder Services, offers a vital Meals on Wheels and catered lunch program to help support seniors in need.
Need help finding affordable health coverage that fits you and your family's needs? Ask us. We can help! It's free, confidential and we speak your language. For more information, call the Manet Navigation Hotline at 857-403-1557 or email email@example.com.
Our Navigators are also offering assistance out in community settings during enrollment season.
Workshops Offered by the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative
The Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative offers a variety of free wellness programs for residents of Quincy and Weymouth—focusing on hypertension, falls in the elderly, tobacco use and substance abuse. These programs are conducted by trained experts and are held in a multitude of clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth.
Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, these programs are conducted by trained experts in clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth. And now you have more ways to stay connected and find out about these great programs! Visit our new website, www.QuincyWeymouthWellness.org, and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/QuincyWeymouthWellness.
In Their Own Words
Hear what Manet providers, staff and patients have to say about Manet’s unparalleled compassionate care.
Welcome to Manet Community Health Center
Luiz & Elizete
Dr. Shiner & Lea
Lily Yung, MD, and the Manet Adult medicine practice team were presented with The Barbara A. Morris Award for Distinguished Service for their commitment to Manet and the communities it serves. Patient Gwendolyn Franks explains why Dr. Yung and her team earned the honor.
Ready to Quit Smoking?
Manet Offers New Tobacco Cessation Services
Counseling and nicotine replacement therapy can double your odds of success at quitting smoking. Meet with our Wellness/Tobacco Counselor, Jennifer Turpel, to get started. Appointments are available for registered Manet patients at these locations and times:
We're launching a new Tobacco Cessation Support Group at Manet North Quincy in January 2015. Watch for details here and on Manet's Facebook page.
Creating Healthier South Shore
Communities for 36 Years
Manet has earned
Gold Seal of Approval™
Manet Community Health Center serves the broad preventive and primary care needs of the residents of the South Shore region through pediatrics,
family medicine, and internal medicine.
Founded in 1979, Manet has five practice sites
and a diverse staff who are committed to ensuring that our patients enjoy access
to all levels of the health care system. One of our priorities is providing
services for the medically underserved.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
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Here When You Need Us!
Manet offers urgent and routine medical appointments on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our North Quincy and Hull locations. All of our Quincy and Hull sites also offer evening hours.
Call 617-376-3000 for an appointment.
At Manet Community Health Center, we believe that everyone has the right to accessible, high quality and compassionate health care close to home. By supporting our mission, you are not just making a difference in the lives of thousands of patients in Quincy, Hull and Taunton and surrounding communities who call Manet their medical home; you are making a difference in our community. Please consider giving your support today!
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