November 5, 2021

Lowell CHC Named A Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe Magazine Name Lowell Community Health Center to Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts
   
Annual award highlights women business leaders who are making a significant impact on the state’s economy

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Boston (November 5, 2021) –  The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), together with its partner The Boston Globe, today announced Lowell Community Health Center was a part of the 21st annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list, recognizing the honorees during a virtual event. These 100 organizations generated nearly $67 billion in total revenue in 2020, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

“We are honored to once again be recognized as one of the Commonwealth’s top Women Lead Businesses. We are in such great company with two other local, Lowell organizations, UMass Lowell and D’Youville Life & Wellness Community,” said Susan West Levine, CEO of Lowell Community Health Center. “This recognition reflects the tremendous hard work, and dedication to our community and patients shown by all staff of our health center. Their impact during this pandemic has been immeasurable.”

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving innovation across the country, from increased manufacturing capacity to breakthroughs in clinical care and therapeutics” said TCI Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Hailer. “We are honored to celebrate the Top 100 women leaders and hopes it inspires others to drive for success here in our region and beyond.”

This is the 21st year that TCI – a Boston-based nonprofit organization devoted to advancing women in leadership positions — created the list through a nomination process and reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and the 9th year that the list was created in collaboration with the Boston Globe Magazine. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included workplace and management diversity, board makeup, and innovative projects. The full list will be published in the Globe Magazine’s Women & Power issue at bostonglobe.com/magazine on November 5 and in print on November 7.

“We’re proud to once again partner with TCI to recognize these 100 remarkable companies—and the remarkable women who lead them,” said Globe Magazine editor Francis Storrs. “It’s a privilege to celebrate this year’s honorees for all they’ve accomplished, and for the example they’re setting for future generations of leaders.”

About Lowell Community Health Center: Founded in 1970, Lowell CHC serves as the “family doctor” for nearly half of Lowell’s population, seeking to “provide caring, quality, and culturally appropriate health services to the people of Greater Lowell, regardless of their financial status.” For information, visit www.lchealth.org or call 978.937.9700 

About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI): The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization that works with women CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and the rising generation of women leaders to help them build successful businesses, organizations, and careers in Massachusetts and Florida.  In short, TCI helps women in business achieve greater success! For 24 years, The Commonwealth Institute has provided a variety of opportunities to help women succeed on a personal and professional level while propelling their organizations forward.

About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC: Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, Globe.com, Boston.com, STAT, and Globe Direct.

January 25, 2021

Lowell Community Health Center awarded $187,980 HRSA Grant to Control Hypertension

Lowell CHC has been awarded a $187,980 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help health center patients with hypertension improve their blood pressure control. 

November 17, 2020

Lowell CHC ranks among top 100 women-led businesses in MA

“For the second year in a row, the Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) was ranked as one of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe Magazine-Commonwealth Institute.”

September 16, 2018

Joint Commission Accreditation

Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its rigorous, nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality reflecting the health center’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

August 20, 2018

Eastern Bank Targeted Grant Awards

August 26, 2018

Grant award from Eastern Bank

Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC), a nonprofit health center that serves more than 50,000 people in Greater Lowell, has received a $10,000 targeted grant from Eastern Bank.

May 18, 2016

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.

May 11, 2016

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!

March 3, 2014

Health Center Receives Top-Level Recognition

LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Lowell Community Health Center has received the highest level, Level 3, of recognition from the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationships.

The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. The NCQA PCMH Recognition program identifies health care organizations that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal medical providers, rather than treating patient care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is delivered by clinician-led care teams that provide all health care needs and coordinate treatment across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.

“The patient-centered medical home raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology, and partnerships between clinicians and patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “PCMH Recognition shows that Lowell Community Health Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”

To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Lowell Community Health Center demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. Standards align with the joint principles of the patient-centered medical home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

Lowell Community Health Center met key program components in the following areas:

  • Written standards for patient access and continuity of care.
  • Use of patient feedback materials.
  • Appropriate use of charting tools to track patients and organize clinical information.
  • Responsive care management techniques with an emphasis on preventive care for individual patients and for the entire patient population.
  • Adaptation to patients’ cultural and linguistic needs.
  • Use of information technology for prescriptions, test and referral tracking, and coordination with other health care providers.
  • Use of evidence-based guidelines to treat chronic conditions.
  • Measurement and reporting of clinical and service performance.