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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:06 AM EST

How is Breast Cancer detected? In many cases women have signs and symptoms of breast cancer. In early stage cases women may have no symptoms at all. This is why participating in yearly screenings is very important. Symptoms to look for are: breast or nipple pain swelling of all or part of the breast nipple retraction (turning inward) skin irritation or dimpling nipple discharge (other than breast milk) redness, scaliness, or thickening of the … more

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM EST

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence . The intent was to connect battered women advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels. These activities were as varied and … more

Are you thinking about getting pregnant or currently expecting? Stop by this FREE, fun baby shower-themed event, Great Expectations , to learn more about our local providers who will help care for you and your baby. Also have you questions answered by: obstetricians, pediatricians, family practitioners, WIC Nutritionists, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, Birthplace nurses, car safety officers and more. Tuesday October 14, 2014 … more

The weather was picture perfect on Sunday, September 14 for the annual Back to School Bike Safety Rodeo hosted by Lowell General Hospital, Lowell Police Department, the Kiwanis Club of Lowell and the Target Corporation. This year, over 200 children from 1 to 15-years-old participated in the rodeo and were fitted with brand new helmets, made possible through generous donations from all of our community partners. The event provided the … more

Local golfers swung their clubs for a great cause on Monday, August 25, 2014 as 224 people turned out for the 19th Annual Lowell General Hospital Challenge held at The International in Bolton, Massachusetts. This year’s event raised $439,000 to support the expansion of Lowell General Hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory at its main campus in Lowell and the launch of Circle Health Westford, which opened on Monday, August … more

Lowell General Hospital Named 2014 Most Wired

Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:59 PM EST

Most Wired Hospitals Connect Providers and Patients Lowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fourth consecutive year, according to the results of the 2014 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks . Lowell General is one of 10 hospitals in Massachusetts to earn the prestigious honor. As the nation’s health care industry transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals … more

Lowell General Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in Massachusetts, ranking among the top 15 hospitals in the metropolitan Boston area and 18th overall in the state. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. “Lots of drive and dedication are put forth by every employee here at Lowell General Hospital, and … more

Lowell General Hospital has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Business Journal for the fifth year in a row. Ranking eighth in the large employer category, Lowell General Hospital continues to create a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. Lowell General Hospital was one of over 400 companies to … more

Lowell General Hospital Recognizes Star Performers

Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:40 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital recognizes employees who exemplify the vision, standards and culture of the hospital as part of its  Star Performer of the Month program. Local employees recognized this year include: Lynne Cole of North Chelmsford was named Lowell General Hospital’s Star Performer for April . Lynne was ordained in 2012 and became a full-time chaplain at the main campus at Lowell General Hospital that same year. Lynne is a … more

To support efforts to improve its environmental sustainability, Lowell General Hospital recently became the first hospital in Massachusetts to turn food waste into water with the implementation of the EnviroPure EPW food waste decomposition system. The system, a self-contained unit resembling a large commercial dishwasher, converts food waste into water with a state-of-the art technology using mechanical processing, oxygen and all-natural … more

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