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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2016 12:08 AM EST

Most people don't know that kids get arthritis, too. A child's immune system is not fully formed until about age 18; so an "autoimmune" form of arthritis is especially virulent in children, compromising their ability fight normal diseases and leaving them open to complications that may affect their eyes, bone growth, etc. Juvenile arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or … more

July is UV Safety Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2016 12:02 AM EST

Are you protecting yourself from the harmful affects of UV Rays? You can protect your eyes from UV rays in two important ways: Know the dangers of UV rays. Wear proper eye protection and hats that block UV rays. Sunglasses should be worn when you are outdoors so you can protect your eyes. You should choose sunglasses that: reduce glare filter out 99-100% of UV rays protect your eyes are comfortable to wear do not distort colors. UV rays can … more

Hallmark Health Announces Intent to Join Wellforce

Posted: Jun 30, 2016 1:17 PM EST

Hallmark Health Board of Trustees votes unanimously to enter exclusive negotiations with the health system of Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital Hallmark Health, the parent company of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, today announced that its board of trustees unanimously approved a letter of intent to join Wellforce, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health (including … more

Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. Designated hospitals must also maintain national accreditation. In addition to meeting these quality thresholds, facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ are on average 20 percent … more

Local scholars Julia Cebollero of Shirley, MA and Kajal Patel of Lowell, MA were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2016 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. The Medical Staff Scholarship program provides financial support to students who are pursuing higher education in the field of health science. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural and civic efforts during … more

The Boston Business Journal has once again named Lowell General Hospital as a recipient of its prestigious Best Places to Work list. Lowell General ranked sixth in the extra-large company category, which honored businesses with 1,000 or more employees. This is the seventh consecutive year that Lowell General Hospital has been named to the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work list. The Boston Business Journal honored a total of 80 … more

Fun in the Sun — Health Tips for a Safe Summer

Posted: Jun 21, 2016 12:21 AM EST

Summer is here, which means lots of fun, outdoor activities The staff at Lowell General Hospital would like to share some tips to make sure you enjoy your summer and stay healthy and safe! 1. Sun Safety Choose a water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and "broad-spectrum" coverage against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply to all exposed skin 15-30 minutes before going outdoors and wear protective wide-brimmed … more

Every year, Lowell General Hospital employees nominate managers and supervisors for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the organization. The Rewards and Recognition Council vote for the year’s Cupola Award recipients based on the nominees’ abilities to meet the hospital’s Standards of Performance and the dimensions of Completed connected care through personal stories or specific … more

Lowell General Hospital has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The achievement recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. The verification program promotes the development of trauma centers in which hospitals not only provide the resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the … more

Effective Monday, January 13, The Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS) relocated from Chelmsford to 600 Clark Road in Tewksbury. Patients will enjoy a newly renovated and expanded space on the second floor, with enhanced waiting area amenities such as wireless access for patients as well as an onsite laboratory for testing needs. The new phone number for AMS is 978-323-7005.

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