Manet is pleased to welcome the return of one its senior physicians, William Brandon, MD, MPH, MHA, who is now seeing patient at Manet's Taunton site, at 1 Washington Street.
Dr. Brandon served as chief medical officer at Manet from 2003 to 2010. “We are so glad to have Bill back with us. He is a dedicated and compassionate doctor who brings to Manet an excellent mix of clinical and administrative experience,” says Cynthia Sierra, Manet’s Chief Executive Officer. “He joins a talented roster of physician leaders and we are extremely fortunate that Bill will be bringing his wealth of knowledge and clinical expertise to our patients in Taunton.”
Dr. Brandon is a family medicine physician and he has served as medical director for numerous community health centers, multispecialty private practices and physician networks. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Shadyside Hospital. He went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, where he also completed his Post Doctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Epidemiology. His credentials also include a fellowship with the National Institute of Program Director Development from the American Academy of Family Physicians, certificates from the University of New Orleans, Ochsner Clinic in Advanced Physician Executive Management Program and an Executive Master of Science in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans College of Business. He also earned a certificate in addiction counseling at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in May of 2016 and he is certified for enhanced suboxone prescribing and as a Physician Examiner for Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators.
To make an appointment with Dr. Brandon, call 508-822-5500.
Health Center Advocacy in Action
Manet Goes to DC to Advocate for Health Centers! Manet Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Sierra, Cheif Medical Officer Lily Yung, MD, Joshua Okallo, MD, Board President Eva Greenwood, and board members Joe Reardon and Matt Littlefield attended the National Association of Community Health Centers Policies & Issues Forum last week in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of Manet and our nation's health centers. They joined more than 2,500 Community Health Center advocates from around the U.S., who met with lawmakers to make the case for health center support.
The Manet Community Health Center Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers for 2017 and welcomed new members in February. Milton resident Eva Greenwood, MBA, (pictured at left) vice chair of Finance and Administration at Boston University and who formerly served as vice president of the board, has assumed the role of president for 2017. Pictured from left to right in photo below are her fellow board officers: Joe Reardon, also of Milton and vice president of Keohane Funeral Home, who will serve as immediate past president; Quincy resident Henry “Hank” Rittal, business analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, who will serve as vice president; and Robert J. Griffin, of Quincy, partner with Krokidas & Bluestein LLP, and John Galluzzo, of Hanover, grant writer for South Shore YMCA, who will continue in their roles as treasurer and secretary respectively.
New members to the Manet Board of Directors (pictured below from l to r) include: Anne Bisson, director of Department of Human Services and Council on Aging for the City of Taunton and resident of Fall River; Lawrence Flanagan, a now retired senior information technology professional and resident of Canton; Matt Littlefield, director of Business Development for Innovative Cost Solutions and resident of Hull; and Marsha Roos, a guidance counselor at Braintree High School and resident of Quincy.
Returning members are: John Brothers, of Braintree, former executive director of Quincy Asian Resources Inc.; Christopher Cogdill, of Quincy, district manager for Walgreens; Zachary Eaton, of Quincy, general manager for Newton Automotive; Carol Garner, MD, of West Roxbury, Linda Kelly, of Quincy, disabilities advocate, Vinicus Trivelli, of Weymouth, foreman at Allstar Waterproofing & Building Restoration and Ivan Wong, of Quincy, law clerk at Giarrusso Norton Cooley McGlone, PC.
Community Development Week
Posted April 20, 2017
The City of Quincy joined other communities across the nation in celebrating “National Community Development Week” (CD Week), April 17 - 21. This weeklong celebration showcases CDBG-funded projects and programs, including the substantial renovations recently completed at Manet Community Health Center’s Snug Harbor site, located at 9 Bicknell Street, in partnership with the Quincy Housing Authority. On April 18, these renovations were revealed during a special event that also included presentation of the Mayor’s Annual Community Service Award to one of Manet’s founding employees, Kathy Sullivan. This award is given each year to an individual who gives tirelessly of themselves in providing a better quality of life for Quincy residents.
George Hilchey has seen a lot of changes in his 25 years at Manet. The organization has expanded and facilities have been upgraded. Some staff have moved on and new faces have joined in. But one thing has never changed for George, his love of working with people -- his co-workers and patients alike. George has spent most of his 25-years at Manet's Houghs Neck practice site, first in the billling department and now as a Patient Services Representative, where he mans the front desk. He was recognized on March 28 at Manet's All Staff Celebration at the Tirrell Room. Congratulations, George!
More Manet Awards & Recogntition
Manet also recognized its STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) Award winners Elizete Shepherd and Christine Basile, FNP-C for "going the extra mile" to advance the Manet mission; its Patient Satisfaction Award Winners; Clinical Triad Team Awards and its 5, 10 and 15-Year Service Award recipients. Check out our Facebook photo album to see all the winners. Kudos to all!
Manet, North Quincy earns national recognition for Patient-Centered care
Posted April 20, 2017
Manet's North Quincy practice site has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Manet, North Quincy has demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. In 2014, all of Manet's Quincy and Hull sites attained recognition. They are currently in the process of applying for renewal, and Manet's Taunton site, which opened in 2014, is applying for its first recognition.
NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.
Be an advocate and a positive force for change!
Manet Community Health Center and health centers across the country need help from our local staffs, patients, residents and community partners to educate our elected officials about the importance of funding community health centers. In short, WE NEED YOU!
Please sign up as a health center advocate at www.hcadvocacy.org and remember to select Manet as your health center. You will have the option of recieving advocacy updates and alerts. And help us spread the word!
Break the Habit
Free series and open to all! Taking place from 6-7 PM on the following Wednesdays:
Manet Community Health Center, 1 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780.
To register, call 508-828-7444.
Registration is required, as space is limited.
Fair Foods - $2 bags of fruits & veggies!
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 bags of fruits and veggies at our North Quincy site, 100 West Squantum Street. Everyone is welcome!
The Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative is offering a variety free wellness classes this spring to help you get and stay healthy.
Classes include Nutrition, Falls Prevention, Smoking Cessation and Chronic Disease Management.(high blood pressure/ diabetes). Visit the website for class times, locations and registration information:
Ruth Jones (Director of Nursing, Quincy Health Dept.) discusses eye health with Dr. Jeanne Hopkins (Optometrist, Manet's Vision Center) and Annie Smith (CPO, Manet's Vision Center).
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.
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.
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. To reach an on-call provider after office hours, Manet patients can call 617-376-3000 or their preferred site. For medical emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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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