LCH’s Bixby selected as advanced practice nurse


Rebecca Bixby, Medical Director of La Comunidad Hispana

KENNETT — Rebecca Bixby, medical director of La Comunidad Hispana, has been selected as one of 30 advanced practice nurses in the country as a fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership program.

Bixby was also selected as one of 30 clinicians making a difference by the Migrant Clinicians Network.

“Rebecca is a top professional and her selection to the prestigious leadership program demonstrates her abilities and reflects the impact she is making in the community through our mission,” said Alisa Jones, chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer of LCH. “Her recognition as a clinician making a difference is also a highly respected achievement and well deserved.”

A major objective of the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership program is to provide learning experiences for fellows that enable them to better provide effective and efficient health care delivery to underserved populations, according to the leadership program. The 30 nurses are promised an extraordinary learning experience.

“I’m honored to be selected to take part in this year-long leadership program,” Bixby said. “I look forward to taking what I learn from the program back to the LCH team to better serve our members and the community.”

With a focus on the creation and sustainability of patient-centered practices, the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership program emphasizes the behaviors of exemplary leaders to enable nurse professionals to identify their personal leadership styles and philosophies and learn how to expand upon them when directing health care teams.  Skills and competencies acquired through program participation can be applicable to the urban, rural, large or small clinical environment.

The Migrant Clinicians Network is based in Austin, Texas, and is a national grassroots organization that connects resources and services agencies across the country working in migrant health. Bixby has selected as part of the organization’s 30th anniversary celebration. “For our 30th anniversary this year, it was natural that we wanted to celebrate by highlighting the work of some of the stellar migrant clinicians making huge change in our country and abroad. Their work is often underreported, going unrecognized, and yet, thousands of mobile patients’ lives have been affected by their service,” according to a network release.

Bixby, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, worked in Mexico, New Jersey and Philadelphia before joining LCH. As medical director of LCH, a Federally Qualified Health Center, she manages 12 clinical staff members and a practice that serves 3,000 patients that receives more than 7,000 visits per year.

LCH provides quality primary health care and community resources low-income individuals in Southern Chester County, helping them to become healthy, active members of the community. Services are utilized primarily by Latinos, both new immigrants and long-term residents. Clients are assisted through an integrated program of primary health care, behavioral health services, social services, education and legal assistance. Each client has a single, coordinated holistic plan of care which takes into account the client’s physical, emotional, economic and social needs.

La Comunidad Hispana was established in 1973 as a community-based nonprofit organization to help low income residents of southern Chester County to stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive lives by providing high-quality, culturally welcoming services. For more information, go to or call 610-444-7550, ext. 252.

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