CIFC Celebrates Ribbon Cutting


New Community Health Center


Ribbon cutting

Danbury, CT – The Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc.’s (CIFC) new Community Health Center of Greater Danbury was dedicated in an October 31 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local and state officials and community leaders. 

The new 37,000sf, four-story community health center, designed by Quisenberry Arcari Architects and Studio Q Architecture of Waterbury, gives residents centralized access to healthcare in a contemporary environment, doubles the space of the previous clinic, and exponentially increases the services offered.

The health center employs approximately 40 providers, who are expected to treat 40,000 patients this year with an array of services including primary care, dentistry, and behavioral health.

“We are proud to be part of a project that has such a positive impact on the community it services,” said Tom Arcari, AIA, principal of Quisenberry Arcari Architects. “No one is ever turned away from healthcare in this building, regardless of income.”

Financing for the building involved a mix of public and private funding.

Speakers from the event featured Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and James Maloney, the CIFC’s president and CEO, who said the new building will allow the health center to expand its pediatric and women’s health services and bring about 60 new jobs to downtown Danbury.