Viola Davis returns to hometown for Central Falls health center groundbreaking: A Blackstone Valley Community Health Care News Article

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Viola Davis returns to hometown for Central Falls health center groundbreaking

Viola Davis attending the Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Groundbreaking Ceremony
Viola Davis, at right, participates in the groundbreaking ceremony along with U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, left, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, and senior clinical and population health officer Michael Fine.The Providence Journal / Sandor Bodo

Award-winning actress Viola Davis proved handy with a shovel Saturday.

In a return to Central Falls, the city where she grew up, Davis joined dignitaries at a groundbreaking for a new Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Neighborhood Health Station.

The $15-million community health center is projected to more than double the number of residents served in Rhode Island's smallest and poorest city.

Old friends, family members, politicians, community leaders, patients and others swarmed Davis after the ceremony in front of the Notre Dame Express Health Ambulatory Care building at 1000 Broad St. The groundbreaking heralds expansion of the health-care campus.

To read the full article, visit ProvidenceJournal.com.