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Press Release Archive (2016)

Press Releases

Lowell, MA – October 20, 2011– Lowell General Hospital earned two recent awards for exceptional quality in treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity. The hospital's Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery, which has completed more than 2500 successful weight loss surgeries, is now designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility. The center also received the OptumHealth SM … more

October 6, 2011 - Lowell, MA - Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center today announced that they
have agreed to a memorandum of understanding with the goal of having the two
hospitals affiliate with each other.  Victor
Poirier, chairman, Saints Board of Trustees, said, “We believe that an affiliation
with Lowell General Hospital will serve the needs of this institution and the
Greater Lowell community now and in the … more

September 28, 2011 - Lowell, MA - The American College of Healthcare Executives of Massachusetts has announced that it has awarded Michelle Davis, Director of Marketing Operations & Community Development at Lowell General Hospital, the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award. This award recognizes leadership, innovation and active participation in civic and community activities and projects. "Michelle has been a driving force in enhancing … more

Recognized for Breast Ultrasound and CT Scanning September 29, 2011 - Lowell, MA – Lowell General Hospital has received two recent three-year accreditations for imaging services including Breast Ultrasound and Computed Tomography following a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help … more

September 8, 2011 – Lowell, Mass. – Lowell General Hospital has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2011, making it the only hospital in Massachusetts to receive this national recognition. Best Places to Work in Healthcare recognizes outstanding places of employment within the healthcare industry. Lowell General Hospital is one of only 100 companies and organizations to earn this … more

September 1, 2011 - Lowell, Mass. – Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised by the LGH Golf Challenge. The tournament, in its sixteenth year, was held under sunny skies on August 29th at The International in Bolton, MA. Golfers enjoyed the challenging terrain of both The Pines and The Oaks Courses, a barbecue lunch, special gifts … more

Lowell, MA – September 6, 2011– According to an old Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. The Spiritual Care Committee at Lowell General Hospital set forth its Peace Crane Project with a goal of making one thousand origami cranes, symbolizing peace, for the memorial celebration of the tenth anniversary of the events on September 11, 2001. The idea for the Peace Crane Project stemmed … more

Merrimack Valley Moms Hosting New Blog Contest August 22, 2011 - Lowell, MA – Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are sponsoring the Merrimack Valley Moms Blog Contest from August 24, 2011 to October 7, 2011. All area mothers are invited to enter. The contest will culminate with four to six moms winning $250 each and being selected as featured mommy bloggers for the Merrimack Valley Region. … more

Hospital Sustains Clinical Quality Gold Plus Standards of the AHA's Get With The Guidelines SM Program for Heart Failure August 9, 2011– Lowell, Mass. – Lowell General Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with the 2011 Gold Plus award recognition for Get With The Guidelines SM – Heart Failure Performance.This achievement indicates that the hospital reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure … more

National recognitions awarded for gynecology services and for high quality, cost-effective patient care July 22, 2011 – Lowell, Mass. – Lowell General Hospital announced two national recognitions today that bolster the independent hospital's momentum towards becoming a best community hospital in the country. Today, the U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals ranking identified Lowell General Hospital among the … more

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