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Mattapan to celebrate opening of new health center

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 7, 2012 03:08 PM

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(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2011)


The center being "topped-off" in 2011.



The Mattapan Community Health Center will officially open its new headquarters in Mattapan Square, welcoming the first pharmacy to the neighborhood in well over 30-years.

The facility cost $32 million. The new 50,000 square-foot building, far larger than the center’s current location at 1425 Blue Hill Ave., will allow for more exam rooms, dental rooms, parking and a bigger more-well-equipped lab, with space left over for a Citizens Bank and CVS.

To welcome the new center, a ribbon cutting, presided over by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino, will be held Monday morning with center officials, local politicians and community members coming together for the festivities.

“As we mark the Center’s 40th anniversary, we are most proud that we have moved the needle towards a healthier community,” Dr. Azzie Young, president and CEO of the center, said in a statement. “We are blessed and could not have made this journey without the support of our board, staff, our donors, lenders, our partners, elected officials, and the neighborhoods we serve.”

The center, which was topped off in August of 2011, will also allow doctors to better serve their patients in Mattapan, Dorchester and Hyde Park, with twice the capacity of the old center.

The ribbon cutting will begin at 11a.m. and is open to everyone.

For more information about the center and services offered, click here.

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