STAMFORD, Conn. -- AmeriCares Free Clinics has appointed registered nurse Muguette Maignan to be the director of its new Stamford clinic.
Maignan, a Stamford resident, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the mobile program when it launches early next year.
Maignan previously worked for Stamford Hospital in both the surgical and telemetry units and for Optimus Health Care Inc.
She is fluent in Spanish and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
“She brings a terrific variety of skills to our program including experience with chronic disease management and electronic medical records, along with a passion to help the uninsured,” said AmeriCares Free Clinics Executive Director Karen Gottlieb.
The traveling clinic will make stops on Stamford’s East Side, West Side and in the Waterside neighborhood starting in January, providing primary care services to low-income residents without health insurance.
Maignan will work with Patient Care Coordinator Saleska Quesada to ensure patients receive quality care, including exams, diagnostic services and laboratory work.
When it opens, it will be the only free clinic in Stamford, where 20 percent of the population is uninsured.
AmeriCares Free Clinics provide quality health care to uninsured area residents. Since 1994 the program has provided 22,000 patients with $50 million in free health care services. For more information go to the website or call 1-800-486-HELP.