Boston, Dec. 12, 2016, — Good Shepherd Community Care welcomes Dr. Walter J. Lee (Brighton) as one of the newest members to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Lee has been providing care as an Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physician since he began his internship and residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 1981. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his graduate and undergratuate studies at Northeastern. He also ranked Major and served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1987. Dr. Lee continues to maintain faculty appointments at both Tufts and Northeastern University. His long list of professional affiliations includes the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Directors Association and he is a past President of the Chinese-American Medical Society.
Dr. Lee brings to Good Shepherd a wealth of community engagement experience and has been providing care for Chinese patients in the Greater Boston area for 35 years. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center and sees patients at many nursing homes.
“We are so grateful to Dr. Lee for his commitment to the community and to Good Shepherd’s mission and welcome him to our volunteer Board of Directors,” states Tim Boon, President and CEO. “Dr. Lee embodies the kind of dedication to service for others that makes Good Shepherd Community Care possible.”
Good Shepherd recently launched its Asian Hospice Program with Chinese-speaking staff to care for the growing Chinese patient population in Greater Boston. “We are honored to have Dr. Lee as a part of Good Shepherd” explains Lola Tom, Director of Asian Program and Community Development. “His insights and decades of working with the Chinese elderly patients will be invaluable to us as we continue building out our Asian program and expanding end-of-life services in the community.”
Good Shepherd Community Care is not-for-profit, non-sectarian and one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Its specialty hospice programs include adult and pediatric palliative care, a Russian Hospice Program, Asian Hospice Program and Good Shepherd Institute, a community resource for training, education and research about end-of-life issues.
Please visit www.gscommunitycare.org for more information. To make a referral, please call 617.969.6130.