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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.

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

How do you describe a lady like Dorcas?

LOWELL — Ask more than 600 eager guests and they say, “kind, patient, humble, quiet, strong, a leader, compassionate and effective, inspirational” — there is only one Dorcas Grigg-Saito. The list is so very long because this lady always leads quietly and with forceful dignity. Grigg-Saito, CEO of Lowell Community Health Center, was honored to celebrate her retirement, her legacy and her vision at the Building Bridges Gala on April 7 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

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!

Gala Planned to honor Lowell health care pioneer

Read more about how the health center plans to celebrate the retiring of their beloved CEO Dorcas Grigg-Saito on April 7, 2016

Watch the New WrapAround Fund Video

The Health Center’s new WrapAround Fund allows donors to support critical services for our patient population that include medical interpretation, referrals to specialists, individualized care management, and access to local social services for housing assistance, food assistance, and job training programs. View a brief video that underscores how the Health Center’s “WrapAround Fund” supports services that go beyond the exam room in order to empower our patients and improve the overall state of our community’s health.

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......

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