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Circle Health Kids Clinic Opens at Imajine That

October 31, 2013 - Lawrence, MA - Circle Health, the parent organization of Lowell General Hospital, and Imajine That, the premier destination on Boston's North Shore for children's classes and workshops, educational indoor play and birthday parties, announced the opening of the Circle Health Kids Clinic at the Lawrence-based play area at the Riverwalk Properties. Imajine That is a 12,000 square foot space that recently renovated and designed an exhibit to mimic a child-sized health clinic complete with child-friendly medical equipment and technology like an exam table, x-rays and other tools to encourage imajinative play.

"We are excited to partner with Imajine That and bring this fun and innovative kids play clinic to Lawrence," says Norm Deschene, President and Chief Executive Officer of Circle Health and Chief Executive Officer of Lowell General Hospital. "At Circle Health, we are continually looking for new ways to engage members of our community in improving their family's health and well-being. The Circle Health Kids Clinic is a fantastic way to keep health and wellness top of mind for families. From checkups to dress up, our new play space is also sure to inspire many future nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals!"

This new clinic area opened in early October with many children and families are already enjoying the new exhibit. Lowell General will continue to partner with Imajine That on the upkeep of the clinic as well as provide healthy living tips for children and families during the cold and flu season.

"We are excited to partner with Lowell General to bring you Circle Health Kids Clinic," says Jessica Brenes, Vice President of Operations for Imajine That. "The play clinic will be a great opportunity for children and families to not only learn healthy lifestyle habits, but also to familiarize themselves with the tools that are seen inside a pediatrician's office. The hope is to have the children gain comfort with these items, so any fears of the doctor will decrease and they will be seen as a friend to help them."

Imajine That and the Circle Health Kids Clinic are conveniently located in Lawrence off Route 495 in the Riverwalk Mill Building at 354 Merrimack Street, Building 1, directly above Salvatore's Restaurant.

About Circle Health

Circle Health is a progressive collaboration of physicians, hospitals, other health providers and organizations with a shared vision for empowering people and communities to be healthier. Through innovative programs and a collaborative approach to care management – called Complete connected careSM – Circle Health supports communities with a comprehensive range of services and provides individuals easy access to the expertise and resources to achieve the best possible health throughout their lives. Circle Health is a not-for-profit company and headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. For more information, visit circle-health.org.

About Imajine That

Imajine That is an educational indoor playspace that encourages learning through interactive play and imajination. Imajine That specializes in all aspects of early childhood education and is an industry leader in the development of models of family education-related engagement. The Imajine That model is predicated on 10 years of federally-funded early childhood research and is currently involved in research funded by the National Science Foundation and the research and development division of WGBH, Boston's PBS affiliate. You can visit Imajine That at www.imajinethat.com for more information or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Imajine.That or Twitter @imajinethat

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Norm Deschene, President and Chief Executive Officer of Circle Health and Chief Executive Officer of Lowell General Hospital together with Jessica Brenes, Vice President of Operations of Imajine That), David Pickul, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Circle Health, Michelle Davis, Vice President of External Affairs of Lowell General Hospital, and Aubrey and Hayleigh Davis of North Andover, MA celebrate the opening of the Circle Health Kids Clinic at Imajine That in Lawrence, MA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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