LCH moving annual fundraiser to virtual event for 2020

LCH Direct service staff pose in front of LCH Kennett Square KENNETT SQUARE — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) will host their fourth annual Amigos and Amigas of LCH event this year on Friday, November 13th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Like many other nonprofits, LCH is choosing to hold their event in a virtual format this year. “Every part of LCH has had to make adjustments in the pandemic, including fundraising,”...

LCH connects with patients via telehealth

KENNETT SQUARE — Local community health center LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) is now offering a new option for care: Telehealth, which connects patients and their providers through technology instead of being in the same room.  All patients need are some type of device with a screen, such as a cell phone or a computer, access to strong Wi-Fi, and a private, well-lit space during the visit. LCH has transitioned...

COVID-19 positive tests grow statewide and in county

By Mike McGann, Editor, The TImes Testing being done at the state lab in Exton. Courtesy, Pa. Dept. of Health. COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Pennsylvania, with cases statewide spiking to 851 in 40 counties with seven deaths, according to the state Department of Health. In Chester County, numbers jumped again, rising to 41 from 30 yesterday, with 624 tests coming back negative. No one in Chester...

LCH names Izraelson as CEO

Mariana Izraelson KENNETT — LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) announced this week that Mariana Izraelson, PsyD, LCADC, PMP, will be joining their team as CEO at the beginning of December.  “Dr. Izraelson shares our passion for healthcare for all,” said Board Chair Ronan Gannon. “She is full of energy and she will be a fantastic fit for leading our dynamic, growing team and services.” From increased...

Fourth Annual LCH Run , Sept 21

KENNETT SQUARE — Anson B. Nixon Park will host LCH’s fourth annual community 5k, family walk, and kid’s dash on Saturday, September 21st. LCH is a local community health center that provides integrated health and human services for all regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. “This event reflects our mission as an agency that embraces and celebrates all,” said Director of Development...

LCH 5K group practices build community, new runners

A regular running group at Kenneth High School, sponsored by La Comunidad Hispania, is helping local runners get in shape — and ready for this fall’s LCH 5K run event. Yolanda Castañeda, Javier Soria, and Veronica Tinoco all share a new achievement in common: they completed their first ever 5K run during the 2018 Kennett Run last month. In collaboration with Kennett Run Charities, the event...

LCH to help families learn healthy habits

Brandon with LCH Patient Advocate Alicia Martinez in Oxford. La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) is offering a new program to our community, developed to help whole families learn healthy habits, get more exercise, and ultimately decrease their risk of diabetes and other health conditions.  The program is offered free of charge to those who qualify. “Our focus is on families with at least one child who is...

LCH named Level Three Medical Home

KENNETT SQUARE — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) announced this week  its new designation as a Level Three Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). LCH has been a Patient Centered Medical Home since 2012, but was recently upgraded to the highest possible quality designation, level three. For more than 40 years, LCH has provided health care and social services to low-income individuals across southern Chester...

Ceppa named LCH’s new Primary Care Director

Dr. Federico Ceppa (left) with a patient during an on-site wellness visit at a local mushroom farm. KENNETT SQUARE — Dr. Federico Ceppa, MD, who joined La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) as a physician in October 2015, was recently appointed to Director of Primary Care. Dr. Ceppa lives out LCH’s mission of helping low-income families to stay healthy, build strong families, and lead productive lives. Ceppa...

LCH celebrates National Health Center week

The week of August 7 – 13 is dedicated to celebrating the work of the 1,300 health centers in the United States that provide care in 9,000 sites to 24 million patients (Health Resources and Services Administration). La Comunidad Hispana (LCH), southern Chester County’s own community health center to over 5,500 residents, is joining the celebration for the first time this year. “We are really...