Mayor Gary Christenson, City Councillors Peg Crowe, Ryan O’Malley and Steve Winslow, along with many members of the Malden community participated in a Grand Opening Celebration at South Cove Community Health Center, 277 Commercial Street, the location of the former Malden Evening News. Having the third largest Asian population after Boston and Quincy, the Malden facility offers valuable services to existing patients, and others who will benefit from the accessible and affordable quality healthcare provided by a local community health center. Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy performed their traditional Lion Dance to bring good luck and fortune to the new establishment.
South Cove, which broke ground last summer, remodeled the one-story 14,000 square foot space to provide internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology services, pediatrics, optometry services and laboratory care, along with a team of social services staff whose primary job function will be to help patients obtain federal and/or state health coverage. The facility was designed by Beacon Architectural Associates and construction was completed by Bond Construction.
South Cove Community Health Center is a federally funded community health center with four locations in Boston, Quincy and Malden serving over 32,000 patients. Founded in 1972, South Cove Community Health Center is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all medically underserved in Massachusetts, with a special focus on Asian Americans. This mission is accomplished by providing high quality, community-based health care and programs, which are accessible, affordable, as well as linguistically and culturally competent for these populations.
For more information about South Cove Community Health Center, please visit www.scchc.org.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
Photos by City of Malden