Bronx Assemblymember Sepulveda joins Institute to Celebrate Renovation and Expansion of Stevenson Family Health Center
(Photo: From left – Dr. Neil Calman, Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda, Dr. Alba Pumarol, Dr. Eric Gayle, John McBride and Maxine Golub in front of Stevenson Family Health Center on Thurs. September 8, 2016.)
Thursday afternoon, Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda joined Institute staff to celebrate the recent renovations and expansion of Stevenson Family Health Center in the Soundview section of the Bronx. The afternoon consisted of a press conference, with speeches from Institute staff and Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda. Along with press and Institute staff members, the assemblyman toured Stevenson Family Health Center to see the transformation that had taken place since the health center, then known as Soundview Healthcare clinic, shut down in 2012.
“Thankfully, The Institute for Family Health quickly stepped in to save the day. I can’t say enough about the excellent service it now provides to my constituents,” he said. “This funding will hopefully contribute to strengthening that service even more as the clinic completes its renovations and expansion.”
Sepulveda, in collaboration with State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., has provided $250,000 in state funding to aid in the renovation process. Assemblymember Sepulveda represents the 87th Assembly District in the Bronx, covering the Parkchester, Castle Hill, West Farms, Van Nest and Park Stratton areas.
Sepulveda spoke with Institute staff and press about the importance of the health center to the community.
“This center is so important to the community, which is really very isolated geographically,” said Dr. Alba Pumarol, who has served as the center’s medical director since the Institute opened it in 2012. “It is so much better now — we have 30 exam rooms and seven dental chairs. Soon we will have eight counseling rooms and an immediate care suite. I believe the new rooms, with the new furnishings and equipment, make a real difference in how patients feel. We are very grateful to Assemblymember Sepulveda for his help.
Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda speaks with News12 at Stevenson Family Health Center on September 8, 2016.
To learn more about the services offered at Stevenson Family Health Center visit our website – http://www.institute.org/health-care/locations/bronx/ or call the practice at (718) 589 – 8775
*News12 in the Bronx joined us yesterday. Check out the video on their website –>http://bronx.news12.com/news/stevenson-family-health-center-in-soundview-to-receive-upgrades-1.12289593