The Stephen D. Hayes Building at the Lynn Community Health Center was dedicated Monday. “Hayes, 64, of Salem, co-founded the 269 Union St. health center and worked 40 years carrying out its mission. He retired last year. Health problems kept Hayes from the ceremony, but his wife, Clare, spoke on his behalf to a crowd of colleagues and well-wishers gathered inside the construction site. ‘What a fitting day to share our love and heartfelt feelings to one another. On this Valentine’s Day, I feel very privileged to speak on behalf of my husband, Steve Hayes,’ she said.”
Victoria Reggie Kennedy spoke at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy atrium.
Video of the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at Lynn Community Health Center’s new building with Victoria Reggie Kennedy
Victoria Reggie Kennedy dedicated the Lynn Community Health Center’s new atrium Monday by recalling her late husband’s “…promise of health care in America as a right and not a privilege.” The center’s board of directors named the atrium after U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and — with assistance from longtime Kennedy family friend and former Lynn Mayor Thomas P. Costin Jr. — invited Kennedy’s widow to officially open the atrium connecting the center’s new addition with its 269 Union St. building.
Mark your calendar for our annual gala! “Wisdom to Wellness: Celebrating Visionaries in Healthcare” will honor Rep. Steven Walsh; Thomas P. Costin former Mayor and Postmaster General of Lynn; and Mark Dougherty, Executive Director of the DentaQuest Foundation.