Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Local health center rescued at last minute

Kaleida Health and Neighborhood Health Center have reached a new lease agreement to continue operations at the Mattina Health Center, located at 300 Niagara St.
The center was originally supposed to close Nov. 1 due to financial issues, but the new lease agreement will allow patients to continue to receive treatment with minimal disruption in service. The center will reopen fully at the end of the month.
According to its website, Neighborhood Health, the new owner of the property, is a community-based organization providing care such as physical exams, lab testing, sick care, pediatric, nutritional and dental services, regardless of patients’ financial status.
Once the new site is fully reopened, it will be named the Neighborhood Health Center Mattina in order to maintain some of the location’s heritage.
                                                                                 By Kevin Freiheit and Melissa Kania