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We believe in Person-Centered, integrated, quality, affordable health care for all.

Mission & Vision

Say "Yes!" to Health with LCH

Our Mission:
LCH's mission is to improve the health and well-being of people and communities by providing high quality healthcare, resources, and social services.

Our Vision:
LCH will set the highest possible standard for community health and wellness by creating and sustaining the resources, conditions, and opportunities that enable all LCH patients and community members to experience their optimal health and wellness.

View our 2023 Annual Impact Report

LCH is a proud member of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

Reports

Values

Respect

We respect the rights, differences, and dignity of all people.

Excellence

We uphold honesty, integrity, and excellence in everything we do.

Patient-Centered

We place each individual’s health needs and desired outcomes at the center of our decisions and practices.

Community-Focused

We build trust, cultivate relationships, and focus on supporting and caring for our community.

Dedication

We are dedicated to being the best place for employees to work, for doctors and providers to practice medicine, and for patients and community members to receive healthcare and support.

Insurance or no insurance, LCH will take care of you. We evaluate everyone to determine eligibility for discounted services. Our sliding scale fees are based on your income and family size. We don’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay.

History

LCH has been serving our community for fifty years.

We offer accessible, equitable, and expert care, so that all of our people can thrive and be happy.

We were established in 1973 by Kennett Square residents, clergy and advocates to serve the needs of a primarily Latino population drawn to the area by jobs in the mushroom industry. Vulnerable families were in need of a place to go for help, ask questions, and seek resources. Peggy Harris and Margarita Quiñones brought healthcare to the non-profit organization, and La Comunidad Hispana, came to life laying a foundation of passion for serving our community.  As the need in the community grew, so do the organization.  In 2012 LCH became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) associated with the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC).

LCH strengthens our community by delivering state-of-the-art, accessible, integrated, and equitable healthcare for anyone in our diverse community.  Our passion, energy, personality, diversity and commitment to the community makes us unique in healthcare services.  We offer primary care, social services, integrated and outpatient behavioral health, women’s health, dental services and pediatrics.  In fall of 2023, LCH will open the Pia Center for Behavioral Health at LCH to provide outpatient and group therapy services to our community.

The original blue logo was designed by the founders of LCH.  The yellow logo was designed in 2016 to celebrate LCH’s past, present, and future, and our expanded ability to serve all of those in need in our community. This year we celebrate 50 years with an updated logo shown below.

LCH logo 2020

Agency logo 2020.

LCH-Logo

Agency logo at its founding in 1973.

 

 

 

 

 

LCH Timeline

  • 1973: La Comunidad Hispana is founded in Kennett Square, PA as a bilingual social services agency.
  • 1985: Primary care services begin at a separate location as well as directly on mushroom farms.
  • 2009: New Kennett Square facility opens, bringing multiple services that LCH had previously provided to one central location.
  • 2012: LCH receives designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center, which allows for LCH to serve vulnerable individuals that are insured, under-insured, or uninsured.
  • 2015: Integrated electronic health record system, LCH Centricity, is implemented to provide more integrated care; In-house renovations in Kennett Square expand service capacity.
  • 2016: Satellite health center in Oxford, PA opens at a full-service schedule.
  • 2017: LCH Dental Center opens in Kennett Square.
  • 2017: LCH earns Level III designation as a Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest level available.
  • 2018: LCH Women's Health Center opens in West Grove.
  • 2019: LCH Dental center expands and moves to West Grove.
  • 2020: Pediatrics expands and moves to West Grove; Behavioral Health expands services.
  • 2021: LCH changes its name from La Comunidad Hispana to LCH Health and Community Services.
  • 2021: LCH Oxford expands and moves to downtown Oxford.
  • 2023: LCH opens Pia Center for Behavioral Health.

Executive Leadership

LCH is led by a team of passionate staff with a diverse array of experience in the health care and social services fields. The team shares an appreciation and an understanding of the community we serve, and strives every day to change lives for the better through our care.

  • Ronan W. Gannon

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ronan W. Gannon

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ronan W. Gannon is LCH’s Chief Executive Officer.  His role as CEO began at the beginning of May, 2021.  Ronan’s career has included both strategic and operational roles in primary care, pediatrics, public health, and vaccine development in both large and small organizations.  Most recently he served as Chief Commercial Officer at EryDel Biotech. Ronan holds a B.A. from the University of Richmond, an MBA from Northeastern University, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. He was a member of LCH’s Board of Directors from 2015-2020. Ronan currently serves on the following committees: National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Committee on Agricultural Worker Health, NACHC Committee on Health Center Excellence/Training, NACHC Rural Health Committee, and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) Legislative Regulatory and Policy Committee.

  • Margarita Garay-Zarco

    Director of Human Resources

    Margarita Garay-Zarco

    Director of Human Resources

    Margarita Garay Zarco is LCH’s Director of Human Resources. She joined the LCH team in 2010 and previously held the positions of GED instructor, Client Services Manager, and Education and Workforce Development Coordinator. She oversaw the management of adult education programs, including English as a Second Language, GED, and citizenship preparation for LCH clients. In addition, she implemented LCH’s workforce development program in 2014, and provided help to members seeking jobs and connections with companies in the area. Most recently, she has taken the role of Director of Human Resources as well. Margarita holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Escuela Normal Superior del Estado de Queretaro in Mexico. She has over 15 years of experience in both public and private schools, including 10 years in administration and managerial positions. She has been a teacher, counselor, tutor, program coordinator and spent five years as the principal of a high school in Mexico.

  • Barbara Mancill

    Director of Quality Care and Population Health

    Barbara Mancill

    Director of Quality Care and Population Health

    Barbara joined LCH in January 2019 and is the Director of Quality Care and Population Health. Barbara brings to LCH 20 years of public health and non-profit management experience. She is responsible for ensuring the quality and cost effectiveness of all LCH’s services and programs, and drives operational decision-making using data. Barbara has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, both from West Chester University.

  • Joseph A. Greco, MD

    Chief Medical Officer

    Joseph A. Greco, MD

    Chief Medical Officer

    Joseph A. Greco, MD, recently joined LCH Health and Community Services as the Chief Medical Officer of its three locations in southern Chester County.  Dr. Greco, who is Board Certified in Family Practice, holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, is a Fellow at the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Greco received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctor of Medicine from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

  • Kate Wickersham, CFRE

    Director of Development

    Kate Wickersham, CFRE

    Director of Development

    Kate Wickersham joined LCH Health and Community Services in November 2021 as the Director of Development.  With a career spanning both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, Kate has focused on strategic development, marketing and communication, education, outreach, community partnerships, and philanthropy. Her team is dedicated to telling the story of LCH, the patients they serve, and the community and partners they collaborate with to bring health and happiness to Chester County, PA.  Kate’s passion for healthcare access began with her quest for care for her sons, who have Type 1 diabetes, and advocating for those who need resources to achieve optimal health.

     

    She holds a B.A. from Widener University, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, and is a member of the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development.  Additionally, serves on the Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. Board of Directors.  Kate facilitates Bridging the Community, a grassroots community conversation to build organic connections to discover, form, and cement the connection between organizations and individuals.  Kate loves to laugh and believes that finding joy in everyday moments is essential.  She hopes that everyone has the opportunity to experience happiness in their daily lives.

  • Philip M. DeColli

    Chief Financial Officer

    Philip M. DeColli

    Chief Financial Officer

    Philip De Colli joined LCH in August 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he is responsible for LCH’s accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting and analysis, and oversight of our billing arrangements with health insurance providers and lab testing partners. He will produce monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for the review of LCH’s President and for the Finance Committee. Philip has worked in accounting for the past 40 years, in higher education, manufacturing, media, and health care. His most recent position was at Chester County Hospital. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Drexel University.

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Board

The LCH Board of Directors is a group of dedicated community leaders who meet every month at LCH to review our services and strategic goals. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, at least half of the LCH board must be current users of the health center. This provides transparency, voice, and authentic insightful feedback on how we can continue to improve our services.

  • John Rafferty, Chair

    Litigator, Gawthrop Greenwood, P.C.

  • James Curtis, Vice Chair

    System Director, Pharmacy Operations, ChristianaCare

  • Brian Kornet, Treasurer

    Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, United Way of Delaware

  • Andrea Hickey Mills, Secretary

    Director of Patient Experience Marketing, CVM

  • Bethany Atkinson

    Medical Surgical Nurse, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Roberto Ayllon

    Community Member

  • Alice Moorhead (Emeritus)

    Social Services, MSW

  • Lisa Passante

    Former In-House Counsel with Thomson Reuters and Dupont

  • Janet Rodriguez

    Driver, George Krapf and Son’s, Inc.

  • Adriana Perez

    Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

  • Fran Lutz

    Managing Partner, True Path Advisory Group

  • Julie Landgrebe

    Vice President of Human Resources, Longwood Gardens

  • Deisy Tapia

    Owner, Deisy's Cake Shop

  • Elizabeth Morales

    Human Resource Manager, C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc. l Mother Earth, LLC

  • Jacqueline Ortiz

    VP of Health Equity and Cultural Competence, ChristianaCare

  • Shane Flickinger

    Vice President of Operations, Chester County Hospital

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