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Northshore March 2018

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34 MARCH 2018 NORTHSHOREMAG.COM PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LAHEY MEDICAL CENTER, PEABODY (TOP) "It's not just about food, but about what's causing the food insecurity." Citizens Inn is also in the planning stages of a culinary training program, working with local restaurant partners (from which they already rescue food) to provide real-world training in restaurant kitchens that will ultimately culminate in employment at those restaurants for program graduates. "is is just the beginning," Jackson says of the job training program. Citizens Inn often works with other community partners for its programs. Among them is Lahey Medical Center, which has provided funding to the nonprofit via its J.B. omas Lahey Foundation. "I think that's what really makes our facility special," says Jeffrey Marx, MD, chief medical officer at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, and chair of the department of ophthalmology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. "We have multiple ways of involvement in the community." Of course, one of the most critical pieces of involvement is what Lahey Medical Center offers to the city and the surrounding area from a medical perspective. Marx says many other local institutions and health systems require patients to drive into Boston for care. Lahey Medical Center has world-class specialists either based in or practicing in Peabody several times per week. "e broad array of services and the depth of service make Peabody a unique place to get health- care," Marx says. "People really do benefit from having their care closer to home." For instance, many patients require help from family and friends to get back and forth to appointments, and often require multiple visits. Having comprehensive services in Peabody makes that much easier for people, including seniors. "Healthcare should be delivered, if at all possible, in a local area Lahey Medical Center closer to home," Marx says. "It improves outcomes; it improves compliance." at's why it's so important that Lahey offers so many services in Peabody, including a 24/7 emergency department, the compre- hensive Sophia Gordon Cancer Center, imaging and general surgery services, outpa- tient clinics, and a wide array of medical specialties including allergy, ophthalmology, pulmonology, orthopedics, and more. Likewise, the world-renowned Boston Children's Hospital has an extensive home in Peabody on the North Shore, where the same specialists that practice in Boston see patients locally. Boston Children's at Peabody boasts physicians in more than two dozen specialties, including gastroenterology and orthopedics, plus a full range of on-site radiology and other services like echocardiography, speech therapy, and blood drawing. It's no doubt that all of Peabody's many health and human services organizations will continue to expand, innovate, and improve themselves and the city they call home. "I think that we at Lahey Peabody are proud to give back to the community in multiple ways, and we're also proud to provide state-of-the-art care here in the community setting," Marx says. "We're committed to continuing that." / F A C E S + P L A C E S / M E D I A N 578 Lowell St., 3 bd., 1 ba., 1,280 sq. ft., 0.50 acre Price: $399,000, Agent: Churchill Properties H I G H E N D 2 Wheatland St., 5 bd., 4 ba., 3,331 sq. ft., 0.36 acre Price: $689,900, Agent: RE/MAX Advantage Real Estate, REAL ESTATE

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