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Movers and Shakers: Bob Wheeler announcement

Robert Wheeler has been named Chief of Human Resources at Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC). Wheeler previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources officer for the South Shore Health System. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of human resources and an understanding of the unique health care setting here at Lowell CHC.

 

Lowell House and Lowell CHC sign lease

Officials from Lowell House and Lowell Community Health Center signed a rental agreement on Thursday. Lowell House will have space at LCHC for the next 20 years, with an option to extend up to 60 years. It will be their center for integrated treatment and recovery. From left, Lowell House CEO Bill Garr and LCHC CEO Sue West Levine. SUN/Rick Sobey 

 

HIV Uptick

As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

HIV clusters among people who inject drugs are back, this time in Massachusetts, despite its reputation as the nation’s gold standard for public health and health care access.

Ahmed returns to school. A heartwarming story.

See what happens when the entire community comes together to welcome Ahmed, a young boy battling brain cancer, back to school!

Opioid epidemic and rise in HIV diagnosis

BOSTON - New numbers from the CDC reveal 16 new opioid-related HIV cases in the Merrimack Valley. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says the numbers suggest the HIV outbreak is ongoing and keeping pace with 2017, where 52 new cases were reported.

The total number of opioid-related HIV diagnoses since 2017 has now risen to 68.

Welcome new Lowell CHC CEO, Susan West Levine

LOWELL — We are excited to welcome Susan West Levine as Lowell Community Health Center’s new CEO, starting today.

“It is a true privilege to work for an organization that makes such a meaningful impact on the lives of so many. What makes Lowell CHC stand out is the warmth and quality of the staff, the thoughtfully designed programming and space, and the commitment to cultural competency. I am thrilled to join the team, roll up my sleeves and get to work!”

— Susan West Levine

With a master’s degree from Boston University’s School of Public Health, Susan’s passion for the field began early in her career when she worked with diverse patient populations at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming events as we introduce our new CEO to the community. You can also email her directly at susanle@lchealth.org.

Lowell health center wins $352G for opioid care

LOWELL — Health centers in Lowell and Fitchburg scored big victories on Friday when they received grants to improve and expand substance-abuse services, especially for opioid use.

Lowell launches education effort to reduce HIV

LOWELL — Lowell Community Health Center launched its education-outreach campaign Wednesday to address the city’s HIV problem. According to a 2012 study, Lowell is ranked number 10 in the state for the highest rate of HIV infection diagnosis.

Lowell Community Health Center lands $1M grant

Exciting news for Lowell Community Health Center’s expansion project, which will certainly help us to realize the vision of our recently retired CEO, Dorcas Grigg-Saito, who led the charge!

New CEO named at Lowell Community Health Center

The search is over!

Read more:

New CEO named at Lowell Community Health Center, The Lowell Sun, April 27, 2016

Lowell health center hires Johns Hopkins administrator as new director, The Lowell Sun, April 26, 2016