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Manet Community Health Center's
Annual Dinner & Auction May 9
Will Fund Access to Primary Care
North Quincy, MA, April 30, 2013: The public is invited to support improving access to primary care and its expansion along the South Shore by attending Manet Community Health Center's Annual Dinner & Auction Thursday evening, May 9.
For the first time, the event—Manet Community Health's single biggest fundraiser for the year—will be held at the Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, in the Grand Ballroom, beginning at 6 pm.
The Dinner & Auction comes at a critical time when community health centers like Manet are under pressure to implement new primary care and payment initiatives, before the Affordable Care Act's 2014 deadline. To meet increasing demands for access to primary care, Manet is adding two new physicians in May. Plus, it is expanding its facilities inside Quincy Medical Center, in North Quincy and in Hull, while tailoring new programs and services particularly for seniors and public housing residents, including specialty services, behavioral health, pharmacy services and a Manet Vision Center.
Support for Manet runs high. In 2012, Manet Community Health's patient satisfaction ratings topped 91%. A national study reported by Kaiser Health News and USA Today, also in 2012, gave Manet good grades for effective care for expectant mothers, newborns and patients of most other ages.
Another study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that Massachusetts' federally-funded health centers saw a 31% increase (134,000) in patients between 2005 and 2009, even as growing numbers of residents obtained coverage under the state's health reform law. Seven years post reform, Massachusetts health centers are serving some 820,000 state residents, having increased their ranks by more than 200,000 since 2005. To that end, 14,478 Manet patients were seen during 53,475 patient visits in 2012, which represents a 5.4% increase in patients and a 3.9% increase in patient visits in one year.
Support from public and private sources also runs high. In addition to garnering over $5.5 million in capital funding in 2012 to support building renovations, last year's Dinner & Auction raised $109,000 in one evening for Manet's Annual Fund. This helped to subsidize unfunded mandates and wrap-around services including health benefits counseling, language translation and interpretation and clinical care management.
"Manet is the South Shore's partner for a healthier life. We work toward health parity by giving our patients the tools they require to achieve a healthy future—in many cases, a future out of poverty," said Henry N. Tuttle, CEO of Manet Community Health, which operates five practice sites, four in Quincy and one in Hull. "Our annual Dinner & Auction is most important to us because with the continuing financial support of our government, community, funders and friends, we can expand our essential programs and services to meet our patients' and communities' needs."
A highlight of the May 9 Dinner & Auction will be the presentation of the Manet Medallion—given for leadership in community health—to Bob Rivers, President and COO of Eastern Bank.
Serving the South Shore Community for
over 30 Years
Gold Seal of Approval™
have been providing care in the South Shore community for
30 years—continuing a commitment to caring and community
from Quincy to Hull, Massachusetts.
Community Health Center, Inc. serves the broad health needs
of South Shore residents through a family practice model of
care. A multi-site community based health center, Manet works
to ensure that its patients have access to all levels of the
health care system. Manet is especially committed to providing
services for the medically underserved.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 I.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
Call to Action
Sign Up to be a Health Center Advocate!
The Campaign for America's Health Centers was launched on June 30, 2011 to preserve and strengthen the network of health centers to deliver long term savings to the health care system and ultimately a perpetuate a healthier country.
Manet looks forward to mobilizing this Campaign for America's Health Centers, which will be a constant and intense effort. These are unprecedented and critical times with threats to Manet and our fellowship of community health centers nationwide.
Please join with Manet, and sign up to be a part of this campaign by going to the National Association of Community Health Center's Campaign for America's Health Centers project page at: