WHO WE ARE
The purpose of the Community Health and Wellness Center of Miami Inc (CHWCM) is to provide primary care delivered with the patient and the community first in mind. Primary care is traditionally the point of ‘first contact’ for the patient when a medical illness, issue or concern arises. We not only treat the patient when they are ill, but work with the patient when they are healthy to establish strong health maintenance skills by practicing disease prevention and health education.
Demographically and Strategically Located.
Community Created by Outreach.
Strong partnerships and collaboration efforts.
Continuously Improving and Building Our Organization’s Infrastructure.
Founder & Chairman
Masiel Moreira is the perfect representation of what the American Dream is all about. She came to the United States when she was 18 years old by herself and with perseverance and hard work has been able to build a new successful life.
She was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the University of Havana as an Orthopedic Technician in 1997. Upon her graduation, Masiel left her family behind and came to Miami, where she enrolled in Miami Dade College to study business administration and medical assistance while at the same time worked in related fields in order to gain experience. Her passion has always been to help others, and has committed her life to make a difference doing so.
In 2006 Masiel founded the Medical Consulting Center in Little Havana specializing in preventive medicine and Physical Therapy in order to assist low income families in her community.
She continued with her work and her mission to help the underprivileged where was really needed. As founder of the non-profit organization Community Health and Wellness Center of Miami opened in 2013 her primary goal is to nourish the needs of her community by developing multiple programs of assistance for low income families.
Based on her dedication, hard work and passion to help others she has built an organization that stands out, offering much needed services in two locations including weekly food distribution as well as preventive care.
On Aug 12th 2016 “Free Care Friday” the newest program of the center was launched to provide free medical care for truly needed families every Friday on both locations. Mayor Tomás Regalado presented Masiel with a Salute from the City of Miami acknowledging her outstanding work. More than 200 patients are seen every Friday.
In October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month a promotion was organized with a local TV and radio station and gave out 200 mammograms.
A pharmacy was added to the facility in Little Havana, making it easier for the patients to get the medications prescribed immediately.
We started the holiday season with a turkey drive where 300 families were given a complete turkey meal for Thanksgiving.
Last Saturday Santa Claus visited the Little Havana center to be part of a toy give away for the needy children in our community.
Masiel was featured in Rostros de Nuestra Comunidad, show that highlights outstanding members of our community aired by Telemundo.
For Community Health and Wellness Center 2016 has been an amazing year, Masiel and her team of professionals have surpassed the set goals, now she look towards the new year setting the bar higher in order to expand her operation reaching more people everyday.
Consistent with her plans for expansion, Masiel started working on a strategy in the Spring of 2017 to open a new center in the City of Hialeah. Grand opening took place on July 12,2017.
Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. was present at the Grand Opening for the cutting of the ribbon ceremony and presented Masiel Moreira with a congratulatory certificate from The Miami Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
In order to assist the low income families a Back to School Drive event was organized with games, food and prizes to take place on August 5, 2017, it was promoted by Univision main station Radio Amor. Parents and children were in line since 8:00 am and Masiel with her team handed outmore than 300 fully equipped backpacks.
The children enjoyed the music, snow cones, snacks and prizes.
Jose Antonio Alvarez, popular and respected radio personality was one of the highlights of the event, he raffled t-shirts, tickets for concerts as well as sports events. Jose Antonio had his picture taken with many people present. “it is such an amazing feeling to be able to help our kids in the community to excel in school with the proper support” said Masiel Moreira to the huge crowd present.
Free Care Friday’s first anniversary was celebrated on August 11th at our Little Habana Center with our patients. Commemorative mugs were given to those present as well as other prizes. In conjunction with Farm Share over 300 bags of food were handed out. It was a great day of celebration.
Mayor of Miami Tomas Regalado declared on August 21th, 2017 Masiel Moreira’s Day in Miami at City Hall for her philanthropic work in the community . ” Miami is a city of great contrasts, very rich with pockets of great poverty, the government cannot do it alone and counts on people like you to offer help” said our Mayor during the ceremony
On August 31th Bruno Barreiro, Commisioner of District 3, visited the Little Havana Center to celebrate the expansion done in order to be able to help more patients and presented Masiel with a Commendation for the work done in his district.
Women supporting Women is one of our priorities at CHWCM and for the second year Pink Day was celebrated with great success helping over 600 women without insurance have access to a free mammogram. “God answered my prayer ” said new patient Magaly Perez gratefully to Masiel for her free mammogram.
Masiel Moreira has become a pillar of her community and one of the most influential role model for today’s woman uplifting and supporting her community.