Committed to Improving the Health of our Community
As the second largest community hospital in the state, Lowell General Hospital's commitment to our community is an essential and integral part of our mission, vision and strategy. We seek to improve the health status of the community we serve, and to specifically address the health problems of at-risk and medically under-served populations. This mission is achieved by identifying existing and future health needs in the community and addressing them through health initiatives, including education, prevention and screening programs. Our key areas of focus are:
Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, heart disease and stroke, are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 7 out of 10 deaths each year are from chronic diseases. Yet, these diseases are the most preventable health issues in the country.
Mental illness is one of the greatest areas of need in the region, afflicting both adults and youth, and substantially interfering with or limiting major life activities. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 1 in 25 adults and 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 experiences a serious mental health condition at some point during their lives. However, recovery is possible, through improved health and wellness and increased education. The hospital is diligently working to develop stronger partnerships within the community to address mental health and ensure that care is provided to those who need it.
Substance Use and Prevention
Tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs are substances that alter judgment, perception and/or physical control, and as a result may cause harm to a person's health and well-being. If abused, these substances may lead to the chronic brain disease known as addiction. However, these addictions are preventable and treatable through resources, such as smoking cessation programs, Support Groups and educational seminars.
Community Health Improvement
Lowell General works with community partners and affiliates, such as the Greater Lowell Health Alliance, in order to understand the needs of the community and to offer programs and services that will improve the overall quality of health and education initiatives in Greater Lowell.
Our dedicated physicians, staff and volunteers offer services and resources to the Greater Lowell community through the use of Health & Wellness Programs, free screenings, community events and more. We invite you to join us on our journey to continually improve the health of our community by participating in our programs.