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Local Moms Win Mom Blog Contest

Posted: Jul 27, 2010 9:32 AM EST

Five local moms have been selected as featured bloggers for The Merrimack Valley Mom Blog , sponsored by Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The mom bloggers were selected from a contest sponsored by the two hospitals where moms were encouraged to visit Lowell General Hospital’s Facebook page and post a written narrative or video explaining why they would be a great mom blogger. The … more

Pacemaker/ICD Support Group at Lowell General Hospital Provides Lifestyle Assistance to Heart Patients St. Jude Medical, a provider of medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), recently awarded Lowell General Hospital with a $2,500 grant to help fund the hospital’s ICD Support Group. Established by the Heart and Vascular Center at Lowell General Hospital, the group provides a valuable resource … more

Lowell General Hospital has recently been recognized as a Certified Participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community. Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is … more

Lowell General Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, was recently sworn in as Chair-Elect of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) for the 2010-2011 term. A long-standing and active member of the MHA, Mr. Deschene previously served as Treasurer. The Massachusetts Hospital Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related … more

Lowell Health Organizations Receive Grants

Posted: Jun 24, 2010 10:23 AM EST

Posted on Lowell.com: 18 Jun 2010 04:33 AM PDT Patrick-Murray Administration awards $20 million in grants and rate increases to hospitals and community health centers, including Saints Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, and Lowell Community Health Center BOSTON — The Patrick-Murray Administration announced today that it has awarded $20 million in Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Funding to 39 hospitals and community health … more

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in the Field of Health Science Two young achievers were recently awarded with the Lowell General Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship this year. Sanyukta Inamdar of Chelmsford and Colleen Shea of Bradford, Mass. were named 2010 LGH Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. Each student demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, athletic, and civic efforts during … more

Outpouring of community support pushes fundraiser close to three-quarters of a million dollars Breaking all-time records, the 11th Annual Team Walk for CancerCare hosted by Lowell General Hospital on May 16 collected $716,450 to provide services and support for local cancer patients and their families. The Merrimack Valley's largest single-day fundraising event brought more than 5,000 walkers, volunteers, and supporters to walk the 3- or … more

LGH celebrates launch of $95M expansion project

Posted: May 19, 2010 10:05 AM EST

 Annual Meeting Highlights Growth and $95 Million Renovation  Read full press release Photo: Lowell General Hospital president and chief executive officer (5th from the right) was joined by members of the hospital's governing board in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a $95 million expansion project beginning this summer on the hospital's Lowell campus. Published in the Lowell Sun Metro 05/19/2010, Page A01  By Dennis … more

Join us: Saturday, October, 16th!  Wayne Pasanen MD, FACEP, FASAM, has been Vice President of Medical Affairs at Lowell General Hospital since 1993. Dr.Pasanen has served as an Emergency Medicine physician for 33 years and as Emergency Department Director for 28 years. In addition to having served thousands of heart and stroke patients over his career, Dr. Pasanen has been a heart patient himself. He underwent triple by-pass surgery in … more

NIH News: Improve Risk Assessment for Heart Disease

Posted: Apr 28, 2010 11:14 AM EST

Adding Coronary Calcium Score to Traditional Risk Factors Improves Risk Assessment for Heart Disease The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health issued a press release which states that including a coronary artery calcium score in a risk assessment for future heart disease events, such as heart attacks, provides a better estimate in some populations than a standard coronary risk factors assessment, according … more

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