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Lowell General Hospital earned two recent awards for exceptional quality in treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity.
The hospital's Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery, which has completed more than 2500 successful weight loss surgeries, is now designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility. The center also received the OptumHealth SM Center of Excellence designation for … more

Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center today announced that they have agreed to a memorandum of understanding with the goal of having the two hospitals affiliate with each other. Victor Poirier, chairman, Saints Board of Trustees, said, "We believe that an affiliation with Lowell General Hospital will serve the needs of this institution and the Greater Lowell community now and in the future. By joining with Lowell General, Saints … more

Recognized for Breast Ultrasound and CT Scanning Lowell General Hospital has received two recent three-year accreditations for imaging services including Breast Ultrasound and Computed Tomography following a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical … more

The American College of Healthcare Executives of Massachusetts has announced that it has awarded Michelle Davis, Director of Marketing Operations & Community Development at Lowell General Hospital, the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award. This award recognizes leadership, innovation and active participation in civic and community activities and projects. "Michelle has been a driving force in enhancing Lowell General's presence in the … more

As President of Lowell General, I am committed to ensuring that your family receives the very best care delivered locally. It is not only good for patients and families; it is the best strategy for controlling high health care costs. Dear friends, We often associate the best things with high cost. If you want the best model of a car, you're going to pay extra for it. But in health care, it is often the case that delivering the best care … more

The Groton Dunstable Education Foundation (GDEF) which distributes about $30,000 in grants annually to district schools, approached Lowell General for assistance to make local school nurses' wish to computerize paperwork come true. Lowell General Hospital responded with a donation of $13,357 for the purchase of a special computer program called School Nurse Assistant Program (SNAP) Health Center. The software allows school nurses to review a … more

It takes a team for any surgery to come together. And when a patient comes from the other side of the world, there are many people to help. Members of Lowell General Hospital's surgical services team recently donated their time and expertise as part of a Ugandan humanitarian effort to restore mobility for a man who is a leader in development and training in his native country. Mwalimu Musheshe, PhD, is the chairman and co-founder of the … more

Lowell General Hospital has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2011, making it the only hospital in Massachusetts to receive this national recognition. Best Places to Work in Healthcare recognizes outstanding places of employment within the healthcare industry. Lowell General Hospital is one of only 100 companies and organizations to earn this designation nationwide. "This is indeed an incredible … more

Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised by the LGH Golf Challenge. The tournament, in its sixteenth year, was held under sunny skies on August 29th at The International in Bolton, MA.Golfers enjoyed the challenging terrain of both The Pines and The Oaks Courses, a barbecue lunch, special gifts and contests and an auction and awards … more

According to an old Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. The Spiritual Care Committee at Lowell General Hospital set forth its Peace Crane Project with a goal of making one thousand origami cranes, symbolizing peace, for the memorial celebration of the tenth anniversary of the events on September 11, 2001. The idea for the Peace Crane Project stemmed from the inspiring story of a Japanese girl … more

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