Good News Recap: July 2020
Leadership Update from Our Board Chair
On behalf of La Comunidad Hispana (LCH), I wanted to share with you that our Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mariana Izraelson, has made the difficult decision to return to the Baltimore area. Her last day with LCH was July 20th. Our Director of Human Resources, Margarita Garay-Zarco and Director of Quality and Population Health, Barbara Mancill, will act as Co-CEOs of LCH while the LCH Board reopens the search for a new leader.

We are committed to continue on the path of growth and excellence that we have built over the past decade. Especially during the current pandemic, LCH is a critical resource for our community, and we will be there to serve them as always. Our mission will continue to inspire us: we change lives by serving southern Chester County as the leading provider of integrated health and community services.

Thank you so much for your continued support,

Jeanne Casner, LCH Board Chair
County Health Director, Chester County Health Department
Director of Human Resources
(610) 444-7550 X227
Director of Quality and Population Health
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Mission Moment
Changing Lives for Employees
Sonia Z., from Manfredi Cold Storage/International Repack, and Sonya B., from First Generation Farms, have much more in common than their first names! They are both leaders at their respective places of employment and they strive to make a difference in the lives of the people they work with. Learn more about their story, and how they are partnering with LCH during COVID-19 to keep their employees safe, healthy, and connected.
Good News
Services Continue in Phase Green
We’ve opened our doors to in-person visits across all of our services and locations. Telehealth visits continue to be available as well. Visit our COVID-19 resource page for a full list of updates. Stay up to date with the latest county-wide statistics and safety information with the Chester County Health Department.
Domestic Violence Collaboration
Now in Phase Green, LCH and DVCCC are available in person in our Kennett Square and West Grove locations to provide integrated support and resources for community members experiencing domestic violence. Have a question or concern? Contact the LCH Social Assistance Team by calling (610) 444-7550 option 7.
Outdoor Upper Respiratory Visits
For safety, we continue to see patients with upper respiratory and flu-like symptoms in our outdoor Medical Unit in Kennett Square, which is now a temperature controlled trailer! On-site COVID-19 tests are available for current LCH patients, but k eep an eye out for public walk-in testing opportunities through the Chester County Health Department . If you need a Primary Care Provider, we can help you establish care with us.
Mushroom Farm COVID-19 Testing
LCH continues to provide on-site COVID-19 testing and health education to local farms at no cost thanks to collaboration with with the United Way of Southern Chester County, the Chester County Health Department, United Way of Chester County, and the American Mushroom Institute. Farms interested in having LCH come to test their employees for COVID-19 should contact Amanda Blevins (610) 444-7550 X2006. Learn more.
Behavioral Health
Our behavioral health team is now providing three levels of care, both in the office and via Telehealth: Integrated Behavioral Health, Outpatient Therapy, and Psychiatric Medication Management . Watch this video to learn about the differences between the types of behavioral health care at LCH.
Caseworkers Available
The LCH Social Assistance Team is back on site in our Kennett Square and Oxford locations. Appointments are available in person or via telephone to talk with a caseworker about finding a job, applying for health insurance, navigating healthcare, and connecting to other community resources. Read our furlough resource flyer.
National Health Center Week
The LCH Outreach Team is planning fun, family friendly virtual health activities for National Health Center Week as we get ready to celebrate with fellow community health centers across the country August 10-15! Together, we are building healthier communities for all. Click here for our video themes and schedule. RSVP on our Facebook event page .
Meet The Team
Women's Health Providers
We are thrilled to welcome two new providers to our Women's Health Center in our W est Grove location. Meet Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Claudia Montesdeoca, CRNP , and Women's Health Temporary Staff Physician Joseph Orraca-Tetteh, MD . They join our dynamic, integrated team of health experts that are dedicated to health and wellness for all.
Claudia Montesdeoca, CRNP
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Joseph Orraca-Tetteh, MD
Temporary Women's Health Staff Physician
Community Corner
Census Reminder
Representatives from the Census Bureau will be delivering Census Questionnaires to homes that do not receive mail, even if they use a PO Box. If you receive the questionnaire, you may fill it out, complete it online, or via phone. Remember, Census Representatives will have identification and will never ask to enter your home. Complete the 2020 Census today !
Trail Survey
Plans are underway for new trails in our community between Oxford and Chadds Ford. Community voices are needed! Help your clients fill out the survey in  English or Spanish by the end of this month. Visit the Chester County Planning Commission's website to learn more.
COVID-19 Education
CCHD Resources and Tips
Follow the Chester County Health Department's Facebook page and website for important updates on the progress of COVID-19, and health tips for you and your family.
LCH COVID-19 Resource Page
We now have a page on our website dedicated to COVID-19 related service updates, information, and community resources in English and in Spanish. Visit our YouTube channel for health education videos on personal hygeine and self-care.
Local Resources through SCCON
SCCON ( Southern Chester County Opportunity Network) has a great list of current resources for the community, including food distributions through the local school districts. Click here to view their COVID-19 resource page. Follow them on Facebook  for updates.
Holding out longer for your grocery runs? Here are some important reminders about storage, sell by dates, and reheating from the CDC in English or Spanish.
Important information about P-EBT cards for children who receive free/reduced lunch in PA. Learn more about how to use the card in English or Spanish.
Help Change Lives!
Our Mission:
We change lives by serving southern Chester County as the leading provider of integrated health and community services.

 Our Vision:
 A vibrant, equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and healthy community for all.
Stay Connected with us
Please join us across our social media channels as we work to connect and educate the community about healthy lifestyle choices and resources for all.
Rate LCH on Google
Internet searches on Google are one of the biggest ways our patients find our services, and the more activity we have, the better! Click to review LCH Health and Community Services in Kennett Square , Oxford , or West Grove Dental , Pediatrics , or Women's Health .