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Lowell General Hospital Named a Top Place to Work by Boston Business Journal

Hospital Ranks 13th in Large Business Category

June 1, 2012 - Boston, MA - The Boston Business Journal has named Lowell General Hospital one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its tenth annual regional awards program. The top 25 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — were awarded during a lively breakfast ceremony on June 1st at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal.

2012 BBJ logo (250)Lowell General Hospital, which ranked thirteenth of 25 companies honored in the large business category, was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March and April. This is the third consecutive year Lowell General has earned the honor, which recognizes the 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.

"Our employees truly make the difference at Lowell General Hospital," said Normand Deschene, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital. "During a time of incredible transformation and growth at Lowell General, our employees have remained intently focused on our mission to put 'Patients First in Everything We Do.' Their dedication, compassion and pride in what they do each and every day continue to make our hospital a great place to work and a trusted regional healthcare provider."

"Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren't as easy to give," said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. "In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business."

The survey project was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.

About the Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal is Greater Boston's leading source of business news, information and events, reaching readers through the weekly print publication, the website bostonbusinessjournal.com and e-mail products. The BBJ also prints the annual Book of Lists — the region's top resource for business decision-makers seeking information about potential clients, suppliers and partners.

The Boston Business Journal is published by American City Business Journals, the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business news.

About Lowell General Hospital

Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit, community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. The hospital encompasses ten buildings, the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors, including: the Regional Center for Maternal and Pediatric Care in partnership with Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, the Cancer Center, and the Heart and Vascular Center.

The main hospital campus offers 217 licensed beds, including 28 bassinets and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. The hospital's satellite campus, Lowell General Chelmsford, offers a variety of outpatient services, including the Surgery Center, the Imaging Center, the Patient Service Center, the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery and Floating Hospital for Children's Pediatric Specialty Center.

Lowell General Hospital's family of services includes two health organizations which serve the community's health care needs in capacities outside of the hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell, which provides comprehensive home health care services and the Lowell Community Health Center, which meets the diverse medical, cultural and multi-lingual needs of the city's population.

Lowell General Hospital is a member of the Voluntary Hospitals of America. Hospital programs are accredited by the Joint Commission of Hospitals, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the American College of Surgeons, and the College of American Pathology.

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