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Press Release Archive (2016)

Press Releases

March 31, 2016 - Lowell, MA – Lowell Hospital has once again been recognized as one of the state’s “Healthiest Employers,” according to the latest issue of Boston Business Journal. Ranked 14 th  in the Large Company category (500 or more employees), the BBJ noted the hospital’s Connect to Wellness online portal as an example of the hospital’s commitment to the health and wellness of its more than 3,600 … more

Event aims to raise $48,000 for HOPE Worldwide, Cambodian hospital Contacts: Jay Grasso, 978-397-2916 or; Jeremy Minsk, March 11, 2016 - Lowell, MA - The Cambodian National Team will take the court against a group of local leaders and players as part of the 2016 Hoops for HOPE basketball marathon on Friday, March 25 at UMass Lowell’s Costello Athletic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., a group of 48 … more

March 11, 2016 - Lowell, MA - Attendees and supporters of the Circle Health Ball raised over $380,000 in donations Saturday night, more than $100,000 above last year’s total. A crowd of more than 600 guests gathered at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel for the 11th annual event, which included silent and live auctions along with cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of The Sultans of Swing. The highlight of the evening was … more

Ring in spring with the purchase of daffodils and desserts to benefit local cancer patients and their families. February 18, 2016 - Lowell, MA -  The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Daffodils and Desserts Day event on March 17 from 9:00am-4:00pm at both of its hospital campuses. Through the sales of daffodils, baked goods and gift baskets, the event raises money to provide comfort and healing to cancer patients and … more

Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients January 12, 2016 - Lowell, MA – Circle Health Alliance was selected as one of nearly 150 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) … more

December 17, 2015 - Lowell, MA -  Lowell General Hospital’s annual gift basket raffle to benefit the Lowell Sun’s Sun Santa drive raised a record $140,000 this year. Lowell General Hospital CEO Norm Deschene was Santa for a day as a total of 47 gift baskets were raffled off at the hospital’s main campus on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The baskets, created and donated by employees of dozens of different hospital departments, … more

December 16, 2015 - Lowell, MA - Circle Health today released its annual request for proposals (RFP) for community health grants of up to $10,000 to be awarded this spring at the 2016 Ball for Community Health Initiatives. This year, Circle Health is seeking proposals aimed at outreach and education programs targeting a growing crisis in our communities: opioid addiction and substance abuse. Grants will be awarded to proposals focused … more

December 4, 2015 - Lowell, MA – Lowell General Hospital is rolling out a new initiative that will provide outreach and support to Greater Lowell’s most vulnerable patient populations in an effort to strengthen care and reduce readmissions to the hospital. The program, called the Community Medical Home, is funded in part by a $1 million grant from Phase 2 of the state’s Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization & … more

November 6, 2015 - Methuen, MA – On the heels of a successful kick-off event in Methuen, Circle Health is announcing its plans to sponsor five more Project Fit America programs over the next five years for schools in the Merrimack Valley. On October 13, hundreds of Methuen elementary school students cheered the kick-off of the first Project Fit America youth fitness program in Massachusetts with the help of First Lady to the Governor … more

October 19, 2015 - Lowell, MA -  The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary presents its signature event this weekend when the 29th annual Taste of the Town brings together some of the region’s finest culinary talents for an evening of fine cuisine and amazing prizes. More than a dozen of Merrimack Valley eateries will take center stage on Sunday, Oct. 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center in downtown … more

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