Lynn Community Health Center was honored to host a visit by Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday, July 26th. Senator Warren, Congressman Tierney, and other officials came to learn more about the health center, and particularly about our integrated care model that combines primary and behavioral health care in one setting. During a briefing and a tour of our new building, she expressed confidence that community health centers are an important part of the future of healthcare.
Her visit included a tour of the health center, during which she conversed with one of our Integrated Care Teams. Doctors, behavioral health providers, nurses, and social workers work in shared space, facilitating collaboration around patient care. Dr. Marc Sibella described the mental health needs of those he works with and said that having experienced working in an integrated care setting, he can’t imagine practicing medicine any other way. “It is truly the best way to treat patients,” he said, “and not only are their outcomes improved, my satisfaction as a provider is improved. It is a win-win here.”
(1) Senator Warren listens to LCHC Executive Director Lori Abrams Berry describe our Integrated Care Program. (2) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Early gives a tour of our new facility. (3) Senator Warren greets Associate Director of Nursing Joyce Reen, RN. Chief of Clinical Operations Andrea Gaulzetti, RN, is in the background. (4) The Senator greets Dr. Marc Sibella. (5) Senator Warren with Lori Abrams Berry and President of the Board John Feehan. (6) Senator Warren and Congressman Tierney with members of our Dental Team. (7) Senator Warren and Congressman Tierney with members “The Purple Team,” one of our Integrated Care Teams. (8)Front row: Scott Early, MD; Andrea Gaulzetti, RN, Debbie Smith Walsh; all from LCHC; Back Row: Senator Tom McGee, Councillor Dan Cahill; Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy; Congressman John Tierney; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Lori Abrams Berry and Mark Alexakos, MD from LCHC; John Feehan, LCHC Board President; Representative Lori Ehrlich; and John Ford from Representative Steven Walsh’s Office.