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Press ReleaseApril 12, 2024

Mass Eye and Ear Hosts 2nd Free Community Screening Event for Roxbury Tenants of Harvard

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Tim Sullivan
Sr. Program Manager, External Communications, Mass General Brigham
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Mass Eye and Ear staff at the welcome table for the screening eventBoston, Mass. – Mass Eye and Ear hosted its 2nd “Eye, Ear, Eat” – a free community health screening event for its neighbors in Mission Hill at Mass Eye and Ear’s 800 Huntington Ave location. The event is a community partnership with Roxbury Tenants of Harvard. Clinicians from Mass Eye and Ear offered free vision, hearing and head and neck screenings, access to financial counselors and education on health care delivery options. Over 200 residents attended and participated in screenings with some attendees identified for needing further care including hearing aids and other vision, hearing and head and neck issues that can impact their health and quality of life.

“For many in our community this may be their only chance to access these services and Mass Eye and Ear is proud to help bridge the gaps for underserved communities. In some cases, we were able to identify an issue and immediately get them scheduled for follow up and care. In our 200th year, all of us at Mass Eye and Ear feel events like this carry out the mission from its founding to serve those in need and make their lives better,” said Gregory Randolph, MD, Director, Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgical Division, Mass Eye and Ear.

Mass Eye and Ear clinicians and staff at the Eye, Ear, Eat community event

The specialists at Mass Eye and Ear’s 800 Huntington Ave location provide routine and sub-specialty eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck care in a state-of-the-art facility. The site is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm and has a state-of the-art surgical center, staffed by teams of Mass Eye and Ear surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses. For more information on services, please visit the Mass Eye and Ear - Longwood location page.

About Mass Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, founded in 1824, is an international center for treatment and research and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. A member of Mass General Brigham, Mass Eye and Ear specializes in ophthalmology (eye care) and otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (ear, nose and throat care). Mass Eye and Ear clinicians provide care ranging from the routine to the very complex. Also home to the world's largest community of hearing and vision researchers, Mass Eye and Ear scientists are driven by a mission to discover the basic biology underlying conditions affecting the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck and to develop new treatments and cures. In the 2023–2024 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass Eye and Ear #4 in the nation for eye care and #7 for ear, nose and throat care. For more information about life-changing care and research at Mass Eye and Ear, visit our blog, Focus, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.