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Lowell General Hospital has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The Magnet Recognition Program is the highest designation a hospital can achieve for patient care. It recognizes healthcare organizations for high-quality patient care, exemplary patient outcomes and satisfaction, nursing excellence and innovations in professional practice. Lowell … more

Holiday Hours for Urgent Care

Posted: May 20, 2015 12:28 AM EST

Circle Health's Urgent Care centers provide walk-in, urgent care for non-life threatening conditions and other ailments that require prompt medical attention.  Circle Health Urgent Care located at 198 Littleton Road in Westford and  Lowell General Hospital Urgent Care located at 1230 Bridge Street in Lowell will be open from 8:00am-4:00pm on the following holidays: Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Saturday, July 4 - Independence Day … more

Are you pregnant or know someone who is expecting? Stop by this fun baby shower-themed event to get ready for your baby. Great Expectations Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm Lowell General Hospital 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854 Join us at our Great Expectations event and talk to: Babies “R” Us Birthplace Nurses Car Seat Safety Officers Childbirth Educators Imajine That Lactation Consultants Mom365 Photography WIC … more

Join us on Tuesday, June 9th from 5:30-8:00pm in Clark Auditorium at our Main Campus for a lecture and panel discussion with Juliet Jacobsen, MD from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Palliative Care team. Dr. Jacobsen will discuss the importance of integrating palliative care services into our care practices in physician offices as well as the hospital inpatient setting. The dinner event will focus on answering the questions of how and … more

June 3rd: Potty Training without Pressure

Posted: May 13, 2015 1:29 AM EST

Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd, from 6:30-8:00pm Help your child make it through this first hurdle in life as successfully and contented as possible. Potty Training can be one of the most difficult times for parents of young children. It seems like everyone who's ever had children is ready to give you advice. Some say start late, some say start early. Some say bribe and/or punish, some say never bribe or punish. So how do you sort it all out? … more

May 30th: Kickoff to Summer Family FunFest

Posted: May 13, 2015 1:00 AM EST

Circle Health would like to invite local families to the Kick-Off to Summer Family FunFest on Saturday, May 30 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Kimball Farm 400 Littleton Road Westford, MA Open to the public. Many activities are free — all are welcome anytime throughout the day! Westford Family FunFest Committee and Westford's Business Association host a family fun day filled with music, crafts, dance exhibitions by local dance studios, a … more

The nation’s largest health care event, National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community wide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a … more

May is National Cancer Research Month

Posted: May 1, 2015 3:46 PM EST

The American Association of Clinical Research acknowledges May as National Cancer Research Month in recognition of high-quality, innovative cancer research. The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital has almost 30 Clinical Trials available to patients for all stages of cancer treatment. Facts About Cancer Cancer is a worldwide health concern affecting people of all ages, races and ethnicities. High-quality, innovative, collaborative … more

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: May 1, 2015 1:12 AM EST

The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips: Seek the shade , especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Do not burn . Avoid tanning … more

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Posted: May 1, 2015 12:00 AM EST

Would you know a stroke if you had one? Stroke strikes FAST and you should too! Many people don't know that being able to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms can save lives. A stroke or"brain attack" occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs. That's why a stroke should be treated … more

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