Neighborhood Health Center to present plans for new Winthrop
facility at Chamber Breakfast
December 7, 2010, East Boston, MA—The
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) will present its
exciting plans for a new Winthrop Community Health Center at the
Winthrop Chamber of
Commerce’s Business Breakfast on Tuesday, December 14, 2010,
from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast will be held at Winthrop
Elks, 191 Washington Avenue, Winthrop, Mass. The public is warmly
invited to attend. Tickets for the breakfast are $10 and may be
purchased at the door; no rsvp required.
Sited prominently in the heart of Winthrop Center, the new
9,000–square-foot environmentally green LEED-certified facility will
be built on Somerset Avenue, replacing a currently vacant building.
The health center will house a Family Medicine practice with care
management and ancillary services, including an on-site laboratory
and ultrasound department. The center’s walk-in "open-access" clinic
will enable rapid growth and preventative community outreach.
EBNHC’s new Winthrop location is projected to serve 5,000
individuals per year, 70% of whom are expected to be Winthrop
In June 2009, EBNHC created a clinical presence in Winthrop by
assuming the private family practice of Dr. Usha Desai. After
renovating Dr. Desai’s Washington Avenue facility, EBNHC reopened
the practice as the Winthrop Community Health Center, providing
services to 880 patients, 550 of whom live in Winthrop. When the
French Square facility is completed, the new building will absorb
the Washington Street practice.
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has been a vital part of
its community for 40 years, providing easily accessible,
high-quality health care to all who live and work in East Boston and
the surrounding communities of Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and
Winthrop. EBNHC handles 300,000 patient visits per year—more than
any other ambulatory care center in New England.
The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a wide selection of
businesspeople working in conjunction with the Town’s elected and
appointed officials. Its goal is to foster the economic enhancement
of Winthrop’s businesses and business districts so as to maintain
long-term economic vitality and growth. Find out more at