MGH Institute of Health Professions officially opened its innovative IMPACT Practice Center on Thursday, October 19, at the graduate school’s Charlestown Navy Yard campus, with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

An overflow crowd of community leaders, donors, students, faculty, and staff were on hand to witness the opening of the Center. The result of several years of planning, the IMPACT Practice Center will allow the Institute to significantly increase the 10,000 hours of free care – valued at more than $1 million – it provides to Charlestown and Boston area residents.

The IMPACT Practice Center was specifically designed for graduate students from the MGH Institute’s nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology programs to collaboratively learn from and with each other on how to provide the team-based care that improves patient outcomes.

To learn more, visit the MGH Institute of Health Professions website.