Eastern Bank honors Sue Joss with 2017 Community Advocacy Award

November 21, 2017

Eastern Bank honors Sue Joss with 2017 Community Advocacy Award

BROCKTON, November 10, 2017 – Eastern Bank recently honored Sue Joss with the bank’s 2017 Community Advocacy Award, which recognizes people who have given their time and talent to address a vital need in their community.

Joss, Chief Executive Officer of Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC), was recognized for her devoted effort to providing healthcare and wellness services to low-income and underserved communities, which include local immigrant populations.

Joss has been CEO of BNHC since it was founded 23 years ago and has been at the helm of its growth throughout that time.  BNHC opened as a mobile medical van, filling the void of being the only town of its size in Massachusetts without a health center.  It has grown to become a five-story facility in downtown Brockton and has more than doubled its capacity to help patients.  Joss is currently leading BNHC through its transformation as an Accountable Care Organization, moving the organization from a fee-for-service to a value-based care model.

She currently serves as Board Chair for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and previously served as past Chair of Brockton’s Metro South Chamber of Commerce.

The 2017 Community Advocacy Award is decided by a select group of Eastern Bank executives.  The award aligns with Eastern’s Targeted Grant program each year, which for 2017 the focus is supporting immigrants in our communities.

About Eastern Bank

Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is America’s oldest and largest mutual bank, with $10 billion in assets and over 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island.  Eastern provides exceptional access to fairly priced banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is known for its outspoken advocacy and community support that has topped more than $100 million in charitable giving over the past 20 years.  An inclusive company, Eastern employs 1,900 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Join us for good at

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