The Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center (VNACJ CHC) has opened a new, state-of-the-art community health center in downtown Red Bank.
The 4,800-square-foot space at 64-66 Bridge Avenue is in a two-story retail building situated just blocks from downtown Red Bank. It is owned by Denholtz Properties, a leading real estate development and investment company. The location is closer to Red Bank’s downtown area and train station than its current 2,500-square-foot, second-floor office at 188 E. Bergen Place. It also affords clients increased access to high-quality and affordable services, including dental care, as well as expanded primary care services, chiropractic, behavioral and mental health care services.
The location’s downtown proximity will also enable the VNACJ to work more closely with partner organizations such as JBJ Soul Kitchen, Lunch Break, the Red Bank Family YMCA and St. Anthony’s Church.
“We are excited for the new opportunities that this larger, more accessible space will present for the Community Health Center,” said Christopher Rinn, CEO of the VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center. “Accessibility is a central part of our mission and values, which is why it is so important for us to ensure that our location or office size is never a deterrent to care. As we begin to transition into this new space, we look forward to more opportunities to provide our comprehensive, high-quality, and affordable services while continuing to serve as a pillar of health care for all Red Bank residents.”
“Since our move to Red Bank in 2019, Denholtz Properties has been driven by a desire to make a powerful impact in the community that we call home,” said Steven Denholtz, CEO of Denholtz Properties. “We are excited to welcome the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center to our Bridge Avenue property to help them to continue to bring important community-focused healthcare to the Red Bank community for years to come.”
“Federally Qualified Health Centers play a key role in providing New Jersey residents with the quality, affordable health care they need, regardless of their financial situation,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “By expanding the services, they offer and relocating their center to the heart of downtown Red Bank across from a regional train station, the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey is improving accessibility of care on behalf of the individuals who need it most. I applaud VNACJ for their ongoing efforts to bring critical health care services to underserved communities in our state.”
“Providing easy, affordable access to quality health care within a community leads to better health outcomes for its residents. It’s also at the very heart of public health efforts,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith M. Persichilli. “Congratulations to the VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center on its opening of a new, expanded health center and building on its commitment to improving the health and well-being of communities in Monmouth County.”
“The VNACJ Community Health Center in Red Bank provides a wide range of necessary, affordable and quality health services to sick and suffering patients in our community,” said Rep. Chris Smith who championed and secured $400,000 in federal support to help complete the project. “These new federal dollars will help expand outreach and capacity so that more residents in our area can be served and can have greater access to much-needed health care and treatments.”
“On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to congratulate the VNACJ CHC on its new facility in downtown Red Bank,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “This new facility will continue to expand access to care for County residents and we look forward to continuing to work with the VNACJ CHC on future endeavors.”
Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna added, “From day one, Steven Denholtz and the Denholtz Properties team have been a transformative force for positive change in our local community. We thank them for their significant investments in housing, economic growth, community programs, and, now, healthcare, and are looking forward to working with them in the years to come. And we are grateful for community partners like VNACJ for helping improve the lives of our residents through access to great, comprehensive care, especially during these challenging times.”
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