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Manet Community Health Center Honors Employees

Manet Community Health Center Honors Employees

Employees Recognized for Years of Service and Service Excellence At a special “All Staff” meeting held at the Tirrell Room in Quincy this month, Manet Community Health Center (Manet) bestowed five employees with its Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) Award for...

Getting the Word Out

Getting the Word Out

Manet Prevention Specialist Jaimie Sprague took to the airways with Clayton Cheever of the Thomas Crane Public Library on QATV to promote the upcoming Narcan Training at the library on January 7 at 6:30 p.m. The training is free and open to the public.

Robert’s Story

Robert’s Story

Robert didn’t realize just how much he needed Manet when he first came in last year to seek treatment for a minor skin rash. But after talking with him, Dr. Justin Yang knew that Robert needed more than an ointment or salve, he needed help with his substance use...

We’re front page news!

We’re front page news!

Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra and Board Member Matt Littlefield went before the Hull Board of Selectmen this month to discuss ways the health center can collaborate more closely with the town and its other service agencies. "We are incredibly proud be part of the Hull...

Hats off to Caps for Kids!

Hats off to Caps for Kids!

Many thanks to Caps for Kids Beantown for delivering bag loads of beautiful handmade hats, scarves and mittens to help keep our pediatric patients warm and cozy this winter!

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Last week, the Senate and House reached an agreement on potential offsets for a five-year extension of important public health programs, including the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF), the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the Teaching Health Centers...

Dr. Yang named Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health

Dr. Yang named Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health

Chih Chao "Justin" Yang, MD, MPH, has been named Medical Director of Manet’s new Urgent Care and Occupational Health Center, which is intended to open in the summer of 2020. Dr. Yang’s specialties include both Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Since joining...

Thank you from Manet’s Prevention Team

Thank you from Manet’s Prevention Team

Manet's Prevention Team is grateful to the many generous and thoughtful donors who have been helping to supply our Mobile Outreach & Prevention van with personal care items, warm blankets and winter clothing. The team distributes these items to people they...

Danielle’s Story

Danielle’s Story

MaryAnn Dakkak, MD, (left) Family Medicine/Obstetrics, and Danielle "I felt like I could breathe for the first time." Looking back, Danielle says that finding her way to Manet for her prenatal care “was the best thing that ever happened.” At the time, she was upset...

It’s Thank you Thursday!

It’s Thank you Thursday!

Thank you to all of our supporters who answered our call on GivingTuesday! Your generosity has helped kick-off our year-end campaign and has put us on track for a strong 2020! Read on to learn how your support is changing lives!

Will You Make Manet Part of Your Giving Story?

Will You Make Manet Part of Your Giving Story?

Manet will be joining the global generosity movement known as #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019 by sharing our supporters' giving stories. Please consider making a donation and letting us know why you support Manet. We'll share your giving story on our social media...

Need Insurance Help?

Need Insurance Help?

Open Enrollment is Nov. 1, 2019 - Jan. 23, 2020 Now is the time to enroll in, make changes to or ask questions about your health insurance coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector. Manet's certified navigators can help you with your application and answer...

Meet our newest providers!

William O'Shea, ANP-C Internal/Adult Medicine, Taunton William O'Shea, RN, MSN, AGNP-BC has joined the adult medicine team at Manet's Taunton site. If he looks familiar to you, it's no surprise. Bill has served as a registered nurse at Manet since 2016 and gained his...

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Health Center Advocacy

Health Center Funding Cliff Update On November 20, the president signed off on a bipartisan resolution from Congress to keep the federal government open until Friday, December 20. This spending bill also includes short-term funding for the Community Health Center...

Meet our newest providers!

Manet is pleased to welcome two new providers to our Family Medicine teams in Houghs Neck and Hull! Brian Kroener, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Houghs Neck Dr. Kroener specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages at Manet’s Houghs Neck practice site. He...

Thanks for stopping in!

Thanks for stopping in!

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III stopped in to Manet's Taunton site on September 30 for what has become his annual visit with patients and staff. Making time in his busy schedule, the Congressman was eager to hear about health care issues affecting the Taunton and...

Get ready for open enrollment

Get ready for open enrollment

The Open Enrollment period for plans on the Massachusetts Health Connector is  November 1, 2019 to January 23, 2020. Our Certified navigators are here to help! Hotline: 857-403-1557 Open Enrollment is the time of the year when consumers can buy a new health insurance...

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Health Center Advocacy

Health Center Funding Cliff Update With more than 70% of their federal grant funding hanging in the balance, health centers across the country are urging Congress to act immediately to extend long-term funding for the Community Health Center Fund, the National Health...

September is Healthy Aging Month

Manet is teaming up with the Quincy Housing Authority to help residents stay healthy as they age Wednesday, September 25, 201911 a.m. to noon 26 Figurehead Lane, Quincy Join Kathleen Neimann, ANPC, an adult nurse practitioner at Manet Community Health Center’s Snug...

Kevin Silva Returns to Manet as Senior Director of Operations

Kevin Silva Returns to Manet as Senior Director of Operations

Who says you can't go home again? Well, author Thomas Wolfe did, but that hasn't stopped Kevin Silva from returning to his "home" at Manet. And Manet is pleased to welcome Kevin back, this time joining the senior management team as Senior Director of Operations....

Flu Season is Coming!

The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu shot. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year by the end of October. Manet Patients: Call your Manet site to schedule...

In the Community

Team Manet was out in force for International Overdose Awareness Day vigils and events in Taunton (left), Braintree (middle), and Weymouth (right). Navigator Xuan Du (right) and Prevention Specialist Charles Boateng (not...

Health Center Advocacy

Health Center Funding Alert Community Health Center Funding expires on September 30, 2019. We need you to keep health centers and health center patients at the forefront of Congressional members’ minds. Take Action Now

MEMA: Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

MEMA: Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

"MEMA urges residents to take precautions during the upcoming extreme heat. Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle, find an air-conditioned public space, cooling center, or other cool spot for relief, and watch for heat-related...

Manet Celebrates 40 Years of Caring

Manet Celebrates 40 Years of Caring

Event raises $113K for health center programs and services Despite the stormy weather that prompted a last minute venue change, Manet Community Health Center celebrated its 40th anniversary with more than 250 guests, including patients, donors, vendors, elected...

Manet On the Road

Manet On the Road

Members of Manet Community Health Center's Prevention, Behavioral Health and Medication Assisted Treatment teams attended the recent Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta to discuss with experts from across the country what’s working in prevention and...

Partnership, Program Offers Hope and is Making a Difference

Partnership, Program Offers Hope and is Making a Difference

The Boston Globe ran a front page story on the longstanding partnership between Manet and the Quincy Police Department that pairs Manet Prevention Specilaists and Community Police Officers for home visits to residences where overdoses have occured. The program has...

Congrats to our Medical Assistants!

Congrats to our Medical Assistants!

Medical Assistants from across Manet recently completed a specialized training and development program, sponsored by the Mass League of Community Health Centers, aimed at advancing the Medical Assistant role. In their true "can do" fashion,...

Thanks to our Nurses!

Thanks to our Nurses!

During National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Manet extends a special thanks to our dedicated and caring nurses who provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. Our nurses deserve special recognition for their vast contributions and the...

Introducing the MCHF Board Members

Introducing the MCHF Board Members

Joseph Reardon will serve as the chair of the MCHF Board. Reardon is the immediate past president of Manet’s Board of Directors and is Vice President at Keohane Funeral Homes. His fellow Foundation Board members include:OVE Eric Cohen, MD,...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

Often, it’s the little things that matter the most. That’s what Jim Sperguiro found when he and his wife were looking for a new doctor over a dozen years ago and, at the recommendation of a friend, found themselves at Manet Community Health Center’s Hull...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Richard C. has endured a lot of struggles in his 33 years, starting in childhood with an unstable upbringing in the foster care system and continuing into adulthood with stints of homelessness and an addiction to opiates. Yet, Richard’s story is one of...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

The Best Care for Patients of All Ages

Season of Thanks. Reasons for Giving. It's the time of year when we take stock of the people and things for which we are most thankful. For us at Manet, that means our wonderful and dedicated staff, our precious patients and our generous...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

Care in the Right Place: Colleen and Savannah’s Story

Season of Thanks. Reasons for Giving. It's the time of year when we take stock of the people and things for which we are most thankful. For us at Manet, that means our wonderful and dedicated staff, our precious patients and our generous supporters new and...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

I’m not alone: Allen’s Story

Season of Thanks. Reasons for Giving. It's the time of year when we take stock of the people and things for which we are most thankful. For us at Manet, that means our wonderful and dedicated staff, our precious patients and our generous...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

Your Year-End Gift Will Make A Healthier New Year for Those in Need

“My situation seemed hopeless and I felt overwhelmed, starting to skip or split my pills and my anxiety and depression had worsened.” Dear Manet Friend: What if it was you or a beloved family member? What if you were facing a health problem and didn’t have...

A Message to Patients and Staff from our CEO

At Manet, we proudly serve and openly welcome patients that may have been raised here or have come to the United States from other countries around the world. As well, we are honored to employ the finest staff that have grown up locally and have come to us...

Dr. Okallo to Give Keynote at MLK Breakfast

Manet family medicine physician Joshua Okallo, MD, will be the keynote speaker for the Germantown Neighborhood Center/South Shore YMCA celebration breakfast to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King. Dr. Okallo will share some of his own experiences and messages of...

Donations Help to Spread Warmth and Cheer

As the cold weather was approaching, Manet pediatrician Charles Bell, MD worried that some of his patients wouldn't have winter coats to keep them warm, so he organized a coat drive, mobilizing Manet staff to donate new and gently used children's coats to be...

Snug Harbor Gets a Facelift

Sign of the Tide! Thanks to the Quincy Housing Authority for the beautiful new sign at our Snug Harbor site! The sign, dedicated in memory of longtime QHA staffer Deborah J. Williamson, looks even nicer alongside the wonderful art display by Carolina Aragón on loan...

Manet Welcomes New Practice Manager

Manet is pleased to welcome Kevin Silva, who has (re)joined the team to serve as Practice Manager for Manet's five sites in Quincy, Hull and Taunton. Kevin will work closely with all members of the practice team to help ensure an outstanding patient experience for all...

We’re Here to Keep You Healthy in 2017

Make your health a priority this year and  let us help! Manet has a wide range of programs and services designed to get and keep you and your family healthy throughout the year. Here are a few ideas to help start your New Year on the right foot: Get Your Eyes Examined...

Make those Resolutions Stick!

It's the start of a new year, and if you've made some New Year's Resolutions you are not alone. According Brain Statistic and Marist Poll, more than 40 percent of Americans make these annual pledges. However, only about  half of those who make resolutions end up...

It’s Open Enrollment Time and Manet is Here to Help!

We'll Get You Covered! 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...

Snug Harbor Gets a Facelift

Sign of the Tide! Thanks to the Quincy Housing Authority for the beautiful new sign at our Snug Harbor site! The sign, dedicated in memory of longtime QHA staffer Deborah J. Williamson, looks even nicer alongside the wonderful art display by Carolina Aragón on loan...

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...

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...

We love our veterans!

Quincy's outpatient clinic for military veterans will remain at its current North Quincy location for six more months, and perhaps even longer. By Patrick Ronan The Patriot Ledger Read article

Nice work team!

Thanks to the diligent work of our Performance Improvement and Clinical Leadership teams, Manet received HRSA Health Center Quality Improvement Grant Awards totaling $132,695. Manet ranked in the highest 25% of the nation’s health centers in 9 of 15 measures. Read...

Thanks for Celebrating National Health Center Week With Us!

Hundreds Celebrate!Hundreds of local patients, residents and community partners joined us and health centers across the country as we celebrated National Health Center Week, August 7-13.Participants enjoyed healthy activities that included a “pop-up” fresh fruit and...

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