|Verona Greenland (in red), MHHC's president and CEO, cuts to ribbon on the new building (Photo courtesy of MHHC)|
By JAMES FERGUSSON
On Dec. 1, Morris Heights Health Center held a grand opening ceremony for its new 31,000-square-foot medical facility on West Burnside Avenue. The building, called Harrison Circle, will offer primary care services, behavioral health services, cardiology, mammography, digital x-ray, podiatry, and other types of care.
“We knew we had to expand our services in order to accommodate the increasing need for health care services within our community,” said Verona Greenland, Morris Heights’ president and CEO.
Harrison Circle is also home to 70 affordable apartments for seniors.
Attendees included Dr. Steven M. Safyer, the president and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center, and Adolfo Carrion, the former Bronx borough president who currently works for the Department of Housing Preservation and Urban Development (HUD), which helped fund the project. Also present was Fritz Jean, Mount Hope Housing Company’s president and CEO. Mount Hope partnered with Morris Heights on the senior housing.
The facility is on West Burnside Avenue and Harrison Avenue (Photo: J. Fergusson)