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In the Community

Proudly caring and supporting for families north of Boston from our front door to the frontline in the community.

We are committed to improving the quality of healthcare we provide to our communities wherever we care for them. We dedicate resources to benefit our communities by working to:

  • Promote health to our communities and patients
  • Educate the community about health issues and prevention strategies
  • Identify and address health needs with community partners
  • Provide essential services
  • Reduce health disparities

Our community mission

We are committed to building and sustaining a strong, vibrant, healthy community. We dedicate appropriate resources to collaborations with community partners and community members’ input to improve health services. We pledge to:

  • Act as a resource and work with the community during emergencies
  • Improve access to care
  • Identify, monitor and address the unique health needs of our communities
  • Promote healthier lifestyles for our communities through health education and prevention activities

Determination of Need Community Health Initiative funding opportunity (due January 5, 2024)

On behalf of the Medford Surgery Center, LCC and Tufts Medicine MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital, our fourth and final year of funding is being offered to the community to fund $114,938 in Community Health Initiatives (CHI). This funding is available per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Determination of Need (DoN) Regulation, in association with DoN Application #18060613-AS, for the Medford Surgery Center, LCC. (a joint venture of Tufts Medicine MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Shields Healthcare).

The funding is to support policy, system, and/or environmental change that will improve health, build awareness and impact access to care in three at-risk populations:

  1. School-aged children (grades K-8)
  2. Older adults (aged 60+)
  3. At-risk community residents (through a focus on the stigma associated with mental illness/mental health that prevents broad access to care)

See the Request for Proposal (RFP)

 The RFP is due on January 5, 2024, at 5 pm.

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