During the ribbon cutting ceremony of the renaming of the Liberty City Health Center on Sept.2 at 2520 NW 75th Street, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime presented Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson with a Certificate of Appreciation to thank Wilson for her ongoing activism for the underserved and uninsured population.
The building now displays Congresswoman Wilson’s name along with the name of Juanita Mann, better known as Nurse Mann, who was a healthcare provider who dedicated her life to help care for indigent residents.
“This new facility marks the beginning to the revitalization of the Poinciana Industrial Park and I am thrilled to be here speaking to you this morning as this clinic was promised to this community more than two decades ago,” said Chairman Monestime.
“Today, we are honoring two movers, shakers and educators within Miami-Dade County, two ladies who have worked very hard to reduce health disparities, and strengthen health services that serve minority populations,” added Chairman Monestime. “They have made a profound impact on the community, especially during the times when resources and opportunities are limited. I know Juanita Mann’s spirit is here and is watching with a satisfying smile over this ceremony.”