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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) awarded the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence to our main campus Intensive Care Unit. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with gold, silver or bronze designations meet … more

Join our FREE weekly support group for moms, which meets every Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Hanchett Auditorium at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus. Each week you will: Connect and share stories on balancing motherhood with other responsibilities Grow your network of local mothers This group is intended for moms-to-be and moms who are parenting during the first year of childhood. Registration is not required and babies are welcome! … more

Be Prepared for Flu Season!

Posted: Sep 12, 2016 10:30 PM EST

As the kids head back to school and the weather turns cooler, it also means that flu season is upon us. Most seasonal flu activity occurs between October and May, and it usually peaks between December and February. Here are some tips for keeping your family and yourself as healthy as possible during flu season: First and foremost: get a flu shot The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu … more

Both the main and Saints campuses were recently honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement Award. The main campus received Gold and the Saints campus achieved Silver status.     The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment … more

Lowell General Hospital was recently named a Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Education and Training by the Vermont Oxford Network. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the condition newborn babies of opioid addicted mothers are born with. When the child of an opioid addict enters the world, that newborn can develop severe signs of withdrawal, or NAS. These infants have higher rates of … more

The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital is the leading regional provider of comprehensive cancer care services to improve both the quality of life and the health status of cancer patients. Each year, the Cancer Center publishes an Annual Report  covering such topics as goals and accomplishments, quality measures, and findings from our site-specific multidisciplinary conferences. 

When someone experiences a severe heart attack, first responders and cardiologists use three words: Time is muscle. As the heart becomes starved of oxygen-rich blood, the muscles begin to die and the odds of survival begin to shrink. The Heart and Vascular Center  team at Lowell General Hospital has treated more than 1,000 such heart attacks by inserting a stent to reopen the clogged artery. … more

When school starts up again, thousands of children and teenagers take to the practice field in the sport of their choice. Sports promote many positive values like fitness, sportsmanship and hard work, but unfortunately injuries are often part of the game. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year, and … more

Lowell General Hospital Named Most Wired

Posted: Sep 3, 2016 6:10 AM EST

Lowell General Hospital was named a 2016 Most Wired Hospital by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Most Wired Hospitals use technology for a better patient experience by improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions. These hospitals use telehealth to fill gaps in care, provide 24/7 services and expand access to medical specialists. … more

Under a beautiful blue sky at The International golf resort in Bolton on Monday, August 22, 2016 a sold-out group of 252 golfers enjoyed a day of fun, food and prizes, and raised more than $439,000 for Lowell General Hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit along the way. New to the event this year was the Helicopter Ball drop, a 50/50 raffle with a dramatic twist. Each entry bought a golf ball, which was delivered via a swooping helicopter … more

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