Attention Manet Patients: The Massachusetts Accountable Care Program starts on March 1. Please arrive 10 minute early for your scheduled appointment as we expect some slight delays specific to your check-in process. Thank you in advance for your patience and most importantly, thank you for trusting us with your primary care.
June Bloom 2018
Our June Bloom 2018! is set for Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Tirrell Room in Quincy. You won't want to miss this this delightful event! Get ready to mix and mingle with colleagues and friends and vie to win your favorite auction and raffle items while supporting Manet's mission to provide high quality, accessible health care in our community. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more, call Lucille Cassis, Chief Philanthropy Officer at 857-403-0416 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Are you Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies?
March is National Nutrition Month® and it's a good time for you to review your diet to see if you are eating as well as you should be. Chances are you're not.
A recent article published by CDC researchers confirmed that most Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. While eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has many health benefits, such as helping to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity, only about 1 in 10 adults consume the recommended amounts. Results showed that consumption was lower among men, young adults, and adults living in poverty.
Manet offers a variety of programs and services to help our patients and community residents have access to nutritional information and resources, as well as to affordable, fresh produce. Manet's professional nutrition staff includes Jacalyn Newman, LDN, LSW, CNS, RDT and Celeste Le, RN, RDN, who provide medical nutrition therapy support for patients with a variety of chronic conditions. They also work with Manet pediatrician Charles Bell, MD to provide a free healthy eating and exercise program for 10- to 14-year- old patients, in collaboration with the South Shore YMCA, and they work with Manet's Care Management staff to disseminate Farmers Market vouchers, donated by Morton and Carney hospitals, to patients with or at high risk for diabetes.
In the community, Manet and the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative offer a variety of free healthy eating and chronic disease management programs for people who live and work in Quincy and Weymouth. Manet's Taunton site hosts regular nutrition workshops in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, a nd Manet is partnering with BMC HealthNet Plan to bring the Fresh Truck to its locations and is a regular "2 dollar a bag" site for local non-profit Fair Foods . See below for more information on these community programs.
Who's New at Manet
Karin Hemmingsen, MPH, MD Joins Manet, Taunton
Karin Hemmingsen, MPH, MD has joined the provider team at the health center’s Taunton site located at 1 Washington Street. A resident of the local area, she is eager to serve the community she knows and loves.
Dr. Hemmingsen is a board certified family medicine physician with extensive private practice and community health center experience. Her areas of expertise include women’s health, preventive health care, pediatrics and, especially, newborn care. “I love babies,” she says.
After earning her Medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency with the Brown University Residency Program in Family Practice at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She also holds a Master of Public Health in Health Education from the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Hemmingsen joins a growing team of providers at Manet’s Taunton site, which includes William Brandon, MD, family medicine, Jessica Chen, MD, internal medicine, Christine Basile, FNP-C and Charlette Hines, FNP-C. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 508-822-5500.
Jessica H. Chao, MD, Pediatric Neurologist, Boston Medical Center, now seeing patients at Manet, North Quincy
Dr. Jessica Chao, a pediatric neurologist with Boston Medical Center, has joined Manet as part of the health center's clinical affiliation with BMC.
She will see patients from age 2 to 22 at Manet's North Quincy location. Manet providers can refer patients to Dr. Chao for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric neurologic syndromes, including headache, seizures, concussions and ADHD, as well as for evaluation for developmental delay and autism and IMPACT testing for concussion.
Manet is very pleased to welcome Celeste Le, RN, RDN back to the Manet team after completing her dietetic internship at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond Virginia and passing her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) certification exam. Celeste left Manet last December after five years at Manet, starting as an AmeriCorps Health Corps member in 2011 and working her way up to Lead RN Care Manger. She returns to us in a dual role splitting her time between Lead RN Care Manager duties and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for all sites. Congratulations, Celeste!
Manet in the Community
Manet nurse care manager Mary Lorman, RN and navigator Ken Moore offered their expertise in blood pressure screening and health insurance information for attendees at the Town of Randolph's Public Safety and Wellness Fair on February 28.
We're Primed for Behavioral Health Integration
Manet is happy to report that all five of its practice locations are now PCMH PRIME Certified with Manet’s Houghs Neck, Snug Harbor and Taunton receiving notification from the Health Policy Commission (HPC) in late January. Manet’s North Quincy and Hull sites received certification in April and December 2017, respectively.
The HPC, in collaboration with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), developed the PCMH PRIME Certification program to emphasize the importance of behavioral health integration in primary care. To become certified, a practice must meet key criteria and certification is effective for up to three years.
Manet Diabetes Program Earns Re-accreditation
Thanks to the great work of our CMO, Lily Yung and Quality and Care Management teams, Manet’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has received re-accreditation from the AADE Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP). This recognition is a voluntary process which assures that the approved patient education program has met the national standards. Also, it assures consumers that the health professionals teaching the program provide the most up to date information about diabetes management.
Health Center Funding Cliff Fixed! Thank YOU!
Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the nation are breathing easier since Congress struck a two-year bipartisan budget deal that includes more than $7.8 billion for in federal grant funding for the Community Health Center program.
This is welcome news for the nation’s nearly 1400 health centers and the 27 million patients they serve.With uncertainty around funding now put to rest, we are can focus solely on what we do best – care for our patients and communities. Here at Manet, this means expanding access to high quality primary care and supportive, behavioral health and social services for residents along the South Shore and Southeastern MA via our access points in Quincy, Hull and Taunton.
This reauthorization is testament not only to the bipartisan support from our lawmakers, but also to the commitment of Health Center Advocates who spoke out on our behalf. We thank our Congressional delegation, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and Representatives Joseph Kennedy III, Stephen Lynch and William Keating, for their strong support and acknowledgement of CHCs as accessible, high-quality, cost-effective health care providers. And we thank the many loyal patients, staff, community partners and more who called, emailed, posted and tweeted to elevate the issue of CHC funding above the din in Washington. Thank you for responding to the alerts and taking action!
Manet staffers responded Health Center Advocacy Network's #RedAlert4CHCs last Tuesday in advance of the spending bill vote.
A Promise Fulfilled: Manet, Taunton Welcomes Congressman Joseph Kennedy III One Year Later
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 proud to partner with Liberty Bay Credit Union to bring our patient community a series of FREE financial education seminars that cover a variety of topics. Their experts are here to help you achieve your short and long term financial goals. Seminars will be offered at various times at all our locations starting January 2018.
Seminar topics to include:
• Saving & borrowing
• Improving your credit score
• College funding
• And more!
Upcoming Saving and Borrowing Workshop:
Hull | Wednesday, March 7; 12:00pm-1:00pm
For additional workshops, to learn more, or to register, visit: LBCU.org/Manet
Hear why our patients love Manet!
Manet, North Quincy earns national recognition for Patient-Centered care
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 and Hull 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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