Board of Directors break ground for new facility in Maverick Square,
Governor Patrick to mark
groundbreaking for new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Building in Maverick Sq.
(EAST BOSTON, MA, June 8, 2010) —The East Boston
Neighborhood Health Center is thrilled to announce that we will
break ground on a new medical building at 20 Maverick Square, East
Boston, on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Governor Patrick and local officials will attend the groundbreaking
and dedication ceremony. The public is warmly invited to join us.
Our new 49,000 square-foot ambulatory care facility will include
clinical space for primary care, vision services, and dental care,
as well as increased administrative offices. The beautiful new
facility will anchor a revitalized Maverick Square and is expected
to generate new investment in the area. The “green” building will be
LEED certified, fully energy efficient, and has been designed to
complement existing architecture.
The Maverick Square medical building project is funded in part by a
$12M grant under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Facility Investment Program. The East Boston Neighborhood Health
Center is deeply committed to realizing the intent of this grant:
increasing health care access to those who need it desperately,
creating jobs in the short and long term, and revitalizing a
depressed area of East Boston.
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has been a vital
part of the community for 40 years, providing easily accessible,
high-quality health care to all who live and work in East Boston,
Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and Winthrop, without regard to age,
income, insurance status, language, culture, or social
circumstances. EBNHC is among the largest community health centers
in the country, providing 300,000 patient visits per year—more than
any other ambulatory care center in the Northeast. From day one, the
health center has operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Today we
are the only health center in New England, and one of the few in the
country, to provide continuous care. We deliver 1,000 babies
annually at Boston Medical Center and our Pediatrics Department
cares for almost every child living in East Boston.