Supporting Our Community

Helping the Communities We Serve

Winchester Hospital is committed to benefiting all of the communities we serve by:
  • Collaborating with community partners to identify health needs
  • Improving the health status of community residents
  • Addressing health disparities
  • Educating community members about prevention and self-care.

Community Health Needs Assessment

We want care for our patients and our communities in the best way possible. To better understand the health needs of the communities we serve, we have completed an assessment that we will use to inform and guide the programs and services we offer to our area residents. This analysis is called our Community Health Needs Assessment. We commit to changing the programs we offer each year based on the needs of the community and the outcomes of our previous initiatives.

View the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment. We welcome and value your feedback. Send us an email with your comments and questions. Your insights and suggestions will help guide our ongoing community efforts. 

Community Benefits Program

The focus of Winchester Hospital’s community benefit efforts is on managing chronic diseases and promoting wellness for people who are uninsured or underinsured.

In particular, Winchester Hospital offers free programs on three significant chronic diseases: osteoporosis, pediatric asthma and heart failure:

  • Osteoporosis has been declared a public health emergency by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • Pediatric asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness of childhood.

  • Heart failure the most rapidly growing cardiovascular disorder in the U.S., affecting 5.7 million people.

Other initiatives to benefit and improve the health of communities north of Boston that are served by Winchester Hospital include:

  • “Aging On Your Own Terms” – This senior outreach initiative integrates a balance of educational programs, health screenings and social activities that promote optimal physical, mental and social well-being of the active older adult. The goal is to work collaboratively with area organizations in order to offer a variety of programs and services that meet the needs of area seniors at no cost, such as luncheon socials, Internet training and health care reform implications.

  • Home Blood Draw Program – The Winchester Hospital laboratory provides free phlebotomy services to any community resident who is unable to get to the laboratory. In addition to the convenience of the blood draw, homebound participants enjoy an opportunity to socialize.

  • Partnerships with Woburn Council for Social Concern and Woburn Boys and Girls Club – Together with these groups, Winchester Hospital offers fitness classes for adults and children, nutrition education, and disease management sessions for childcare providers.

View the most recent Community Benefits Report from Winchester Hospital.

Lahey Health 2014 Primary Care Community Resource Guide

The Lahey Health 2014 Primary Care Community Resource Guide was developed for social workers, physicians, and other clinicians as a helpful tool to assist with making referrals both within the Lahey Health System and to community providers. Each city and town within the Lahey Health service area is listed along with its unique and specific community health and social safety net resources. 

Weight Management

Winchester Hospital is committed to providing the most effective weight management programs and, when appropriate, the most advanced treatment for weight loss surgery.

 

Pain Management Center

The skilled and caring staff at Winchester Hospital's Pain Management Center helps hundreds of patients each year reduce and cope with chronic pain so that they can lead more active and productive lives.