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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

LCH to open dental clinic in So. Chester Co.

KENNETT SQUARE — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted Kennett Square’s La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) a $350,000 award to open a new dental center to serve southern Chester County. This fall, low-income residents of southern Chester County will now have access to dental care—a service that is a crucial need in this part of the county. Many uninsured clients, who must...

La Comunidad welcomes new doctor in Oxford clinic

La Comunidad Hispana is welcoming Dr. Elaine Kirchdoerfer (known as Dr. K to her patients) to its Oxford satellite office. Oxford staff pictured here from left, Anel Medina, Registered Nurse, Dr. K., Physician, and Liliana Hernandez, Member Relations Specialist. Dr. Elaine Kirchdoerfer, or “Dr. K.” as her patients call her, has joined La Comunidad Hispana’s (LCH) medical team at the new Oxford...

Exelon donates 150 coats for Operation Warm

A La Comunidad Hispana client tries on one of the new winter coats donated by Exelon for La Comunidad’s Operation Warm. A limited number of coats are available at the organization’s Kennett Square headquarters for those in need. KENNETT SQUARE — La Comunidad Hispana’s Operation Warm recently received an additional 150 coats from Exelon. “This winter has been especially cold,”...

La Comunidad to hold entrepreneur workshop

KENNETT SQUARE — For the second year, La Comunidad Hispana is hosting a series of workshops for Latino entrepreneurs. “The first series of seminars was successful last year,” said Margarita Mirkil, President and Chief Executive Officer of LCH. “The workshops will give valuable information on those wanting to start a business or wanting to improve their existing venture.” “How to Succeed...