Health Center Groundbreaking Ceremonies Saturday

Southeast Heights community leaders will join top UNM Hospital management, UNM School of Medicine Leadership and City of Albuquerque officials on Saturday, June 28 at groundbreaking ceremonies for the expansion of the UNM Southeast Heights Center for Family and Community Health.

The ceremony will mark a milestone in the collaborative planning effort that has taken place between UNM and the Southeast Heights community and will reflect the rich culture of the area. Buddhist Monk Tue Chieu will conduct a blessing along with Pastor Mark Bayne. Entertainment will also include Mezcla Latina and the WBSS Thai Performance Group.

At 14,000 square feet when completed, the new clinic will double exam room capacity to 21 rooms. It will house its own pharmacy, lab and radiology services as well as on site Behavioral Health and Patient Financial Services. A conference room will also be available to the community for meetings, educational programs and special events.

The original Southeast Heights Clinic opened its doors in 1983 to provide family medicine, maternity care and behavioral health services to a culturally rich and diverse community. It expanded to the current 10 exam room size clinic in 1992.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the new clinic location at 8200 Central SE, (at the intersection of Central and Texas between Louisiana and Wyoming Blvd.)
Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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