A crisp, cool evening in Marathon didn’t keep hundreds of people away from the grand re-opening celebration at Community Health of South Florida, Inc.’s Marathon Health Center.
The new state of the art center at 2805 Overseas Highway MM 48.5, Marathon, FL 33050 received a makeover from the inside out to provide a pleasant, serene atmosphere for patients at a convenient location. It is just next door from CHI’s old Marathon Health Center.
President and CEO, Brodes H. Hartley, Jr. cut the ribbon surrounded by local leaders.
“This is a momentous occasion that brings me great joy,” said Hartley. “It was important to us that we ensure the people of the middle Keys have a beautiful medical home with the convenience of all the services that they need in a modern, sleek facility.”
Leaders like Marathon Mayor, Steven Cook, toured the facility for the first time to see the dental operatories, family medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN exam rooms, behavioral health telehealth room, laboratory, pharmacy and more.
“To see all of the work that you guys have done, I’m just amazed,” said Mayor Cook. “It’s so nice to have a choice for healthcare, something that actually improves the fabric of our entire community.”
Daniel Samess, CEO of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce was also on hand for the ribbon cutting.
“This is what the Marathon Chamber is all about in this community: expanding and improving our healthcare solutions and tools for our visitors here,” said Samess. “I really am proud of CHI and the upgrades they made to the beautiful building.”
The million-dollar renovation is thanks to a Health Resource and Services (HRSA) Grant to expand dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services.
The grand re-opening celebration included the talented musical stylings of John Bartus and delicious food from Irie Island Eats. Everyone seemed to have a great time.
“What a beautiful event and perfect evening,” said Marianne Finizio, Vice President of Community Relations and Business Development at CHI. “I enjoyed watching the CHI team proudly showing off our new facility. It was a great introduction for our community and many of our partners throughout the county to see and learn more about the wide array of services that CHI offers in the Keys.”