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Celebrating 40 Years of Caring -
Thursday, June 20, 2019
It's our 40th anniversary! We hope you will join us for a special Celebrating 40 Years of Caring event on Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pageant Field in Quincy.
An invitation will be arriving in your mailbox soon with more details, including the introduction of our Honorary and Host committees and the Manet Medallion and Elizabeth A. Swanton Community Service Award recipients.
Secure your sponsorship now to ensure you receive full sponsor benefits and exposure. Thank you for helping to commemorate this important milestone and support the Manet mission!
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Get Ready to Celebrate Manet's 40th Anniversary at Pageant Field in Quincy!
BMC's Kate Walsh to Receive the Manet Medallion Pageant Field at Merrymount Park in Quincy will be the scenic backdrop for Manet Community Health Center's Celebrating 40 Years of Caring anniversary event on June 20, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. We hope you can join us on the last evening of spring for music, food and fun from 1979 to today!
One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the Manet Medallion to Kate Walsh (right), president and chief executive officer of Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system.
"On behalf of our patients and communities we exist to serve, we are honored and elated to bestow our highest award, the Manet Medallion, on Kate Walsh in this our 40th anniversary year," says Robert (Bob) Griffin, President of the Manet Board of Directors. "We believe it is a most fitting recognition of her exemplary leadership, outstanding fellowship and compassionate commitment to ensuring a critical safety net system of care, and an acknowledgement of her robust recognition of the role that community health centers, like Manet, serve."
More details and invitations will follow. For early sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area Businesses Enjoy Chamber Networking at Manet, Taunton
Health Center Announces Award to Honor Taunton Community Police Officer
Posted February 21, 2019
Dozens of local business leaders, medical and social service providers and elected officials stopped in to meet the staff and tour Manet's Taunton site last Thursday evening at a Business After Hours event held in collaboration with the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce. The networking event gave attendees the opportunity to learn about Manet's services.
Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra provided a brief overview of the health center's mission before turning it over to Board President Robert Griffin, who announced that Manet will present its Elizabeth A. Swanton Community Service Award to Linda Munise in the name of her late husband, Taunton police officer John Munise, for his work in the Taunton community assisting those with substance use disorders. The award, will be presented at Manet's 40th Anniversary Celebration on June 20 at Pageant Field in Quincy.
The event is open to the public and sponsorship opportuntities are available. Invitiations will be coming soon! Click here to request early event information.
Sen. Marc Pacheco, City Councilor Jeanne Quinn, Rep. Shauna O'Connell, Mayor Tom Hoye, Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra and Board President Bob Griffin watch as Chamber President Kerrie Babin picks a raffle winner.
Manet board member Ann Bisson, Linda Munise and Andy Dawley of Community Counseling of Bristol County listen as Manet's community service award is announced in honor of the late officer John Munise.
Many thanks to our Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce colleagues and partners who stopped in!
Thanks to the Taunton Police Department
Posted February 21, 2019
Members of the Taunton Police Department recently lent their expertise for a half-day safety and preparedness training for the staff at Manet's Taunton site.
Manet CEO expressed gratitude for the training and for the support and expertise of Chief Edward J. Walsh, Lt. Eric Nichols, Sgt. William Henault, Detective Mark Brady and Detective Thomas Larkin in a letter to the Taunton Gazette published on February 7.
Read the Letter to the Editor
Manet Teams Up with Taunton Public Schools
Posted February 21, 2019
Manet Community Health Center recently began offering the services of its certified patient navigator at the Taunton Public Schools Family Welcome Center to assist families with accessing affordable health insurance, primary care and other health services. This is a first step in a partnership being developed by Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra and Superintendent John Cabral, who announced the new alliance at a recent school board meeting.
Read story here
It's in the bag!
Manet Selected for Big Y Community Bag Program
A big TY (thank you) to the Big Y! Manet Community Health Center has been selected by the Big Y store leadership to benefit from donations to the Big Y Community Bag Program this February.
Designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to non-profits in their local community while supporting the environment, the program will generate a $1 donation for Manet with every reusable shopping bag sold in February at the Big Y store located at 475 Hancock Street, North Quincy.
We are humbled and most appreciative to all who have responded to our Season of Thanks, Reasons for Giving campaign over the past few weeks, and we are pleased to continue to share stories of how, with support from our generous donors like you, we can help our patients be and stay healthy. To learn more, read on!
Jim Sperguiro with Dr. Nikita Fitzcharles
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 practice site.
“My wife and I came in to meet the doctor and staff to see if it would be a good fit for us,” recalls the 69-year-old retired communications industry professional. “It was a couple of days before Halloween and Dr. Sabir was dressed as a witch, which we thought was great, and then we met the rest of the staff and they were wonderful, too. They made us feel comfortable. There was no strain. The waiting time was minimal. They’ve been taking care of us for a long time now and we couldn’t be happier.”
Dr. Bill Brandon and Richard
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 resilience and hope, and with the support of his care team at Manet's practice site in Taunton, he now has a chance at making a better life for himself and his two children.
Elvira Pinjic Joins Manet as Senior Director of Operations
Manet Community Health Center (Manet) today announced the arrival of Elvira Pinjic as Senior Director of Operations. In this role she will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational functions of the health center and for providing strategic operational direction to future improve the patient experience within Manet’s practice locations in Quincy, Hull and Taunton.
“We could not be more delighted to welcome Elvira to Manet as a principal member of our leadership team,” says Cynthia Sierra, Chief Executive Officer. “She’s been described by her colleagues as ‘the utmost professional -- diligent, hard-working, hands-on and dedicated.’ She has a clear and proven ability to improve efficiency by developing, analyzing and implementing new procedures, and we are fortunate to have the benefit of her impressive and extensive operational expertise.”
At Manet, Pinjic will direct and supervise both front and back end aspects of primary and integrated care practice operations. Additionally, she will provide operational partnership, guidance and expertise to Manet’s Quality Program.
Prior to her role at Manet, Pinjic served as the administrator of Atrius—Harvard Vanguard Medical Center, Cambridge, managing service lines and departmental operations. She also served as operations manager for the Patient Access Services Department at Lahey Hospital and as site manager at North Shore Physicians Group.
“We are truly appreciative of our health center principals and the Operations Transition team of Lisa Levine, Sr. Director of Accountable Care, Veda Roosa, Director of Revenue Cycle and Lisa Lee, Director of Information Technology, who cooperatively, collegially and deftly managed the collective operations teams to ensure our operational excellence while we thoughtfully searched for our new leader,” added Sierra.
Pinjic will be headquartered at Manet’s North Quincy site at 110 West Squantum Street, but will spread office hours and oversee operations at all Manet locations.
Flu Vaccine is Your Best Shot to Protect Against Flu
Now is the Time to Roll up Your Sleeve!
Fall brings cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, and football games. It also means another flu season is upon us. Last yearís was rough. The CDC classified 2017-2018 a high severity season with high levels of outpatient clinic and emergency department visits for influenza-like illness, high influenza-related hospitalization rates, and widespread influenza activity across the United States for an extended period. While itís not possible to predict how severe the upcoming season will be, we know that the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications is a flu vaccine.
Read more about the flu and why you should get vaccinated.
Content Source: CDC & National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases
Manet Patients: Make an appointment to get a flu shot today. Call 617-376-3000 or use the Patient Portal.
Fair Foods at Manet NQ
Every other Wednesday. Upcoming dates:
April 3 and 17, 2019
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.
Creating Healthier South Shore
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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Our North Quincy, Hull and Taunton sites are open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Manet sites offer evening hours. Call 617-376-3000 for an appointment or schedule a visit via the Manet Patient Portal.
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