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COVID-19 Vaccination Equity Report

As part of demonstrating Lowell Community Health Center’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and combatting racism, we have begun producing a COVID-19 Vaccination Equity Report. This report provides details from the first 7 weeks of vaccine distribution here at the Health Center.

Lowell CHC leadership talk COVID-19 on "African Diaspora Connects"

Mercy Anampiu, Director of Community Health Programs, and Beth Hale, Chief of Clinical Services, talk about COVID-19 on “African Diaspora Connects.” Host Kibathi Gaturu reminds us all that “COVID is real.” And he should know, as he recently recovered after contracting COVID and believes he contracted it during a night out with friends.

Lowell CHC leading effort to inform and vaccinate residents

“Community health organizations, including Lowell Community Health Center, Greater Lowell Health Alliance, and Lowell General Hospital, are working with trusted community aid organizations in a unified effort to distribute timely and accurate information about the vaccine rollout.”

Pace Of Coronavirus Vaccination Lags Supply In Mass.

Read comments from Lowell CHC Director of Clinical Services, Elizabeth Hale, in this recent piece on WBUR. “So far in Massachusetts, the pace of vaccinating residents against COVID-19 is way behind supplies of coronavirus vaccines. The latest update Monday from Gov. Charlie Baker shows about 40% of the doses delivered to Massachusetts have been injected and, state data released last week shows, 92% have gone to hospital staff.”

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.”

Lowell CHC Participates in Opioid Forum with Congresswoman Trahan

“After hearing the dire opioid stories from local first responders, law enforcement, health-care providers and those who have lost loved ones to the crisis, U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan could confidently state that the model of care is clearly broken. That longer-term recovery plans are key in the fight against this insidious disease. And there’s a workforce shortage, not enough people have access to treatment, the funding model needs to change, and the system is not designed to proactively help people who are struggling.”

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams has joined Lowell Community Health Center as director of integrated care and case management to advance the health center’s work with the Wellforce Care Plan ACO. 

Maggie Allard

Maggie Allard has been named medical director of population health at Lowell Community Health Center. Population health refers to addressing the health status of a defined population with an eye toward addressing social determinants of health.

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.

 

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.

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