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Mayor Coleman, Councilmember Tyson Cut Ribbon on South Side’s John R. Maloney Health Center

For Immediate Release 
October 28, 2013 

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Mayor Coleman, Councilmember Tyson Cut Ribbon on South Side’s John R. Maloney Health Center


Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Councilmember Priscilla Tyson, Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long, and Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers CEO Tom Horan joined community leaders, residents, and health care providers for a ribbon cutting at the newly built John R. Maloney Health Center on the South Side.

"This new facility represents our commitment to providing primary health and wellness services to South Side families close to where they live,” said Mayor Coleman.  “I salute the collaborative efforts of South Side residents who worked tirelessly with us to bring this center back to the South Side.  Together we are helping families build healthier, safer neighborhoods.”

Funds for the $8.6 million project were available as a result of the 2008 voted bond package. This year, the City of Columbus has placed an $842 million voted bond package on the Nov. 5 ballot. With voter approval, issues 1-4 will drive new investment into Columbus neighborhoods and strengthen the local economy without raising taxes.

“The John R. Maloney Health Center is an investment in the health and safety of South Side residents,” said Councilmember Priscilla Tyson, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. “It is one of many investments the City is making on the South Side, along with quality affordable housing, improved neighborhood infrastructure, and early childhood development programming.”

The John R. Maloney Health Center will house Columbus Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, which offers nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding education, and support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and infants and children under 5 years of age. 

“We are pleased to be part of a solution that was inspired by people in this neighborhood.  Because of their efforts, we can help women, children – and all people – live healthier lives,” said Dr. Long.

The John R. Maloney Health Center will offer quality health care, including family practice, prenatal care, nutrition services, OB/GYN, immunizations, and pediatric services.

“Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, better known as CNHC, is pleased to be expanding access to primary health care for residents of the Southside with the re-opening of the John R. Maloney South Side Family Health and Wellness Center. As a result of the commitment of our city’s leadership to assuring access to care and improving the health of Columbus residents, we will provide primary care through our own board certified physicians and certified nurse practitioners as well as specialty care through our partners, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and North Community Counseling Centers," stated Tom Horan, CEO of CNHC. 

The original John R. Maloney Health Center on Parsons Avenue was closed in August 2006. Since its closing, the center’s services have been offered without disruption at Columbus Public Health.