Manet also had the honor of hosting Congressman Stephen Lynch, Mayor Tom Koch and Quincy’s Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) team at our North Quincy site last week to celebrate National Community Development Week. The group toured the space that is set to be renovated to expand the health center’s urgent care services, including the addition of a radiology suite, thanks to CDBG funds from the CARES Act.

During the visit, the Mayor thanked Congressman Lynch for his support for the CDBG program, through which the city has received nearly $100M in funding since 1974 for community center programs, senior programs, housing rehabilitation, street paving, and economic development initiatives. Manet has received funding for improvements at each of it’s Quincy sites over the years.

“Our community health centers bring excellent health care to all,” said Rep. Lynch. “I am grateful for Mayor Tom Koch’s leadership and for his support of the Community Development Block Grant program, which provides critical funding for Manet Community Health Center. Under Cynthia Sierra’s wise management, Manet Community Health Center has become an essential healthcare provider to the City of Quincy and I am grateful to Manet’s doctors, nurses and frontline staff.”

“Manet has been wonderfully supported by the city’s CDBG program, which has enabled us to make meaningful improvements to our Quincy sites that have greatly improved accessibility, team-based care, comfort and satisfaction for both patients and staff,” said Cynthia Sierra, Manet’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to the City of Quincy, and its stewardship of the CDBG Program for its extraordinary engagement and model partnership; and thankful to Congressman Lynch for his strident support for CDBG which demonstrates tremendous impacts.”

Above: Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra poses with (l to r) James Fatseas, City of Quincy Planning Director; Mayor Thomas Koch; and Congressman Stephen Lynch outside the North Quincy site.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Aimola