For over 150 years, The Dimock Center has healed and uplifted individuals, families and our community. Our long history has enabled is to grow and develop with this community in mind. Operating on a nine-acre campus in Roxbury, The Dimock Center serves communities in Boston and across the state, providing comprehensive, culturally-competent Health and Community Care, Behavioral Health Services and Child and Family Services to more than 19,000 annually.
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Our Rich History in Nursing
Established in 1862 as the New England Hospital For Women and Children, now The Dimock Center, it was the first hospital in the country to establish a school for nurses and graduated America’s first trained nurse, Miss Linda Richards in 1873, and the country’s first black nurse, Mary Eliza Mahoney in 1879.
“As the daughter of a nurse, I am proud of the rich history that is woven into our mission and the inspiring work of every nurse here at Dimock. The transformative services and innovative work provided each day, exemplifies the strong belief in our vision, to heal and uplift individuals and families within our community. There is no place like the Dimock Center, and there is no stronger impact than that of a nurse“. Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO of The Dimock Center. View full testimonial here.
Our extended connection in nursing is also demonstrated within our affiliations with our hospital partners and generosity of our supporters. In recognition of these partnerships, we celebrate Jayne Carvelli-Sheehan, MSN, R.N. , SVP, System Integration & Care Coordination at Beth Israel-Lahey and Dimock Community Foundation Board Member . Jayne is an outstanding nurse and continues to make a difference in our community! Read more of Jayne’s story here.