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The Boston Business Journal recently named Lowell General Hospital one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its twelfth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Lowell General Hospital’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. A total of 80 companies (the top companies in five … more

Our amazing nurses are often referred to as “angels” by patients and families for the wonderful care they receive. So when Suna Abufharki, RN , nurse on D3, was driving home after a late second shift last December, it wasn’t surprising that she rushed to the aid of a total stranger and changed the course of what could have been a horrible outcome on a quiet windy road. “She’s my angel, and I probably … more

Lowell General Hospital Named 2015 Most Wired

Posted: Jul 10, 2015 11:57 AM EST

Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement Lowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fifth consecutive year, according to the results of the 2015 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks . Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released … more

For the staff at Lowell General Hospital, it is our mission to put Patients First in Everything We Do . This is why it comes as no surprise that a group of thoughtful nurses and staff successfully arranged a unique christening ceremony for Charles and Funme Falana’s newborn, Joshlyn. Being from Nigeria, it was the family’s tradition to christen a newborn eight days after birth. As Joshlyn was premature and being cared for by the … more

Normand Deschene, FACHE, the CEO of Wellforce, president & CEO of Circle Health, and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA). Each year at the association’s annual meeting, MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who exemplifies exceptional leadership and the characteristics to … more

Prevent Heatstroke Tragedies and Car Injuries

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 8:59 PM EST

It's HOT Outside and Even HOTTER Inside a Car Love Them, Protect Them: Keep Kids Safe On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles — either having been inadvertently forgotten in hot vehicles or having gotten into a vehicle on their own. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or … more

Fun in the Sun - Health Tips for a Safe Summer

Posted: Jun 21, 2015 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

June 23rd: Heart & Soles RiverWalk Program Begins!

Posted: Jun 15, 2015 10:52 PM EST

Join Lowell General Hospital down by the river and learn some important tips to staying healthy this summer. You can find our representative at the Sampas Pavilion along the Merrimack River. Enjoy a scenic walk and learn important tips to staying healthy this summer! June 23rd - August 25th Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm For more information on the health topics and exercise tips that will be covered throughout the program, as well as the … more

Local scholars Dylan Gibbons of Worcester, MA and Darrith Phan of Chelmsford, MA were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2015 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 their … more

Five thousand walkers and volunteers at Lowell General Hospital’s 16th annual Team Walk for CancerCare held on May 31st raised $864,500 to provide services and support for local cancer patients and their families. Organizers of the Merrimack Valley’s largest single-day fundraising event expect additional donations to come in over the next few months. Many participants donned t-shirts for loved ones as they walked the 3-mile or … more

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