Sunday, May 6, 2012

Grant supports more workers at Mattina

   The Neighborhood Health Center at 300 Niagara St. is adding several new staff members thanks to a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.
 The grant, which was one of 10 grants awarded throughout the state, is worth $100,000.
 The money will go towards administrative training, administrative support staff and nurses.
 “By adding more staff we can increase the amount of people we can see,” said Joanne Haefner, executive director of Neighborhood Health.
 The health center, known in the community as Mattina Health, was re-opened in November as a part of the Neighborhood Health Center that includes Northwest Buffalo Community Health Center.
 Neighborhood Health leases the Mattina building from Kaleida Health.
 Like Neighborhood Health’s other locations, health services at Mattina are currently by appointment only.
 The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with hours extended to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is not open on the weekend.  By Michael Hargrave and Shayna McKie