A time to celebrate and give thanks!

A highlight of Manet Community Health Center’s weeklong celebration of National Health Center Week (August 7-13) was a special recognition ceremony at its North Quincy practice site to thank Mayor Thomas Koch for his ongoing and staunch support of the health center. This support has included funding, through the City’s Community Development program, improvement projects at all Manet sites in Quincy – Houghs Neck, Snug Harbor and North Quincy – including roof repairs, accessibility improvements, and numerous facility upgrades, including the most recent project currently under way in North Quincy to redesign the lobby and construct a radiology and mammography suite.

In addition, under the Mayor’s leadership, the City of Quincy was a primary partner in Manet’s COVID-19 community response, which resulted in tens of thousands of residents being tested and vaccinated.

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers, which provide comprehensive care to more than 29 million patients at 11,000 service delivery sites across the US, and a million in Massachusetts, roughly 1 in 7 residents, receive their care at a community health center. to celebrate, Manet hosted open houses at each of its locations in Attleboro, Hull, Quincy and Taunton, welcoming patients, visitors, elected officials, community partners and neighbors to learn more about CHCs and have some fun. The week also included special treats for staff, including ice cream truck deliveries and gift bags.

Above, the Mayor is flanked by Quincy Community Development Director Sean Glennon and Manet Board President Grace Murphy-McAuliffe, who presented the mayor with a certificate of recognition and commemorative clock.

To learn more about health centers and how become a health center advocate, visit the Health Center Advocacy Network.

Patients and visitors who visited during National Health Center Week didn’t leave empty-handed

Rep. Joan Meschino got boosted during her visit to Manet, Hull

A happy patient receives a fully stocked backpack, compliments of WellSense Health Plan

Sen. John Keenan stopped by to say hello and thank Manet staff

Kathy Quigley, of the South Shore YMCA, (right) presents a token of appreciation for staff to Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra

Manet staffers model their summertime goodie bags

Special thanks to our sponsors for helping to make our National Health Center Week celebration possible!