Manet Hosted National Health Center Week Events in Quincy, Hull and Taunton to Underscore How Community Health Centers are Key to Healthier Communities.
Manet’s National Health Center Week observances began with the Wollaston Beach Wellness Walk on Saturday, August 12, reconstituted with the Friends of Wollaston Beach after a ten year sabbatical to help promote movement, wellness, the seashore and community collaboration.
Celebrations continued throughout the week, including an open house and health fair at Manet’s North Quincy site on Monday, a special improvement project announcement event in collaboration with the City of Quincy Department of Planning and Community Development at Manet’s Houghs Neck site on Tuesday, a Tai Chi demonstration class on the lawn at Manet, Snug Harbor on Wednesday, a health fair and open house at Manet’s Taunton site on Thursday, and culminating on Friday with a Safe ‘N Sunny Seaside Health Fair at the DCR Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The week was also punctuated by a proclamation from Mayor Thomas Koch declaring August 13-19 National Health Center Week in the City of Quincy.
Using the Manet Patient Portal, patients can request prescription refills, communicate with their care team, check test results, pay bills, and now, schedule appointments -- whenever, wherever and using whatever device is most convenient for them. Signing up for the Portal is quick and easy. Just ask a Patient Service or Call Center Representative or any member of the Care Team.
Free Nutrition Workshops
August 16 and 23
at Manet, Taunton: 1 Washington Street, Suite 900, Taunton
Provided by the SNAP-Ed and UMass Extenison Nutrition Education Program.
at Manet Community Health Center,
110 West Squantum Street, North Quincy
Fair Foods comes to Manet every other week with an assortment of fruits, vegetables and other produce. A full bag is $2. Some $1 items available.
Free Wellness Programs
The Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative is offering a variety free wellness classes 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:
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.
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.
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Health Links: Eye Health
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Hull, and Taunton 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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