We personally want to tell you about an exciting development here at Manet Community Health Center that will help ensure a healthier, stronger community for all of us in this region. On June 1, we launched the Manet Community Health Foundation (MCHF) and introduced its founding board of seven spirited community leaders and health care advocates.
The Manet Community Health Foundation is both new and part of a long, charitable history in the South Shore area. As you may recall, following the closure of Quincy Medical Center (QMC), a special committee of the QMC Estate and Foundation transferred $1.6 million in donor-restricted funds to seven Quincy-area social service organizations, with Manet as a recipient. With that community funding, we formed the Manet Community Health Foundation. And now, more than ever, we must keeping it growing as our nation faces a critical time in ensuring equitable access to essential health services and other social supports.
We must keep the safety net strong — for the good of our neighbors and our communities. The MCHF is raising much-needed funding for wellness services and preventive care, cancer screenings, behavioral health initiatives, substance use disorder services, health benefits navigation and more. Manet is in a great position to lead this effort. Along with introducing the MCHF on June 1, we also launched our primary affiliation with the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Health System, which includes the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston HealthNet, a network of 14 community health centers.
You can play an important role in this critical mission, as our philanthropic partner. Every gift, whatever its size, will help to further the goals of the Manet Community Health Foundation. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution today.
We are pleased to keep you posted on MCHF events and initiatives going forward, and we sincerely thank you.
Joe Reardon, Chair
Manet Community Health Foundation
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:
Eric Cohen, MD, gastroenterologist and board-certified internal medicine physician with offices in Quincy
Sean Curry, local Quincy businessman, co-owner of Curry Hardware and co-founder of QMC's Marie A. Curry Fund, named for his mother
Patricia “Patty” Dillane, senior director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and South Shore resident
Matt Littlefield, member of the Manet Board of Directors, Hull resident and director of business development for Innovative Cost Solutions
Grace McAuliffe, former member of Quincy Medical Center Board of Trustees and the former QMC Estate and Foundation Committee, Quincy resident
Helen Shiner, a lifelong Quincy resident, broker/owner of The Shiner Group real estate firm and board member of DOVE
You can join these dedicated supporters and help Manet end its fiscal year on stronger footing by making a tax-deductible donation today. Use the link below to make an online donation or call 617-690-6347. Thank you for your support!
At Manet, our goal is to partner with our patients to ensure they receive top-notch primary care and health services close to home in a warm, caring environment - without barriers. Community health centers like Manet play a crucial role in lowering overall health care costs, generating economic opportunities in the communities we serve by providing jobs and training for local people, and most important, improving the health and well-being of our patients.
We're proud to do this important work, but we can't do it alone. We need thoughtful partners like you to join with us.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today to help support the Manet mission of providing high-quality, accessible, comprehensive and compassionate health care to all. Your gift, whatever the amount, will help us create healthier tomorrows for patients and families in the communities we serve.
Thank you for your support!
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 the resources to pay the bills or the strength to navigate the health care maze or the knowledge to find the supportive services you needed just to stay well? Who would you turn to?
After a heart attack last year, Robert, a resident of Weymouth, needed many expensive medications. Already facing tough times because of other disabilities, he could not afford those medications and did not know where to turn. Lucky for Robert, and many, many more of our neighbors, financial counselors like Sara Tan at Manet Community Health Center can help. She worked with Robert to get the benefits he needed to pay for the medications vital to his recovery.
"I will never forget her kindness and enthusiasm and the relentless caring in pursuit of resolution of my seemingly intractable problems." — Robert, Weymouth, MA
Every year, thousands of residents of the South Shore turn to Manet. In addition to the outstanding medical care provided by our dedicated doctors and nurses, and accessible to anyone regardless of ability to pay, we go far beyond the office visit and work to meet the needs of the whole person.
We know our patients’ health depends on helping them manage many other aspects of their lives like financial assistance, access to healthy food and understanding their providers’ instructions. To meet those needs, we have counselors like Sara, interpreters for patients who do not speak English, access to affordable fruits and vegetables, community health workers and navigators who reach out to underserved residents to get them the health care and social services they need.
But our ability to offer these vital services is only made possible by generous donors like you. Every dollar we spend now for these programs helps keep these patients more healthy and out of the hospital, and thereby reduces health care spending. We would be extraordinarily grateful if you would consider an investment in your community by supporting Manet Community Health Center this holiday season. Because if it were you, wouldn’t you want Manet to be there for you?
With best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season,