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Important information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We understand that our patients, visitors and staff may have concerns about the impact COVID-19 may have on our community. Please know that Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital are well prepared to care for a patient with this illness, and to protect all other patients and their families, as well as our healthcare providers and staff. Check here for the latest up-to-date information regarding visitor restrictions, Urgent Care appointments, new Patient Service Center hours, and more. We understand that our patients, visitors and staff may have concerns about the impact COVID-19 may have on our community. Please know that Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital are well prepared to care for a patient with this illness, and to protect all other patients and their families, as well as our healthcare providers and staff. Check here for the latest up-to-date information regarding visitor restrictions, Urgent Care appointments, new Patient Service Center hours, and more.
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Lowell General Hospital Resumes Scheduling Vaccine Appointments

Lowell General Hospital announced that it has received additional vaccine and direction from the state to resume scheduling for COVID-19 vaccinations at its site located at Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard East in Lowell. Lowell General Hospital announced that it has received additional vaccine and direction from the state to resume scheduling for COVID-19 vaccinations at its site located at Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard East in Lowell.
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Lowell General Hospital opening Mass Vaccination Program at Cross River Center beginning Monday, Feb. 8

On Monday, Feb. 8, Lowell General Hospital will shift its COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program to Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Blvd. East, in an effort to expand its efforts to vaccinate individuals included in Phase 1 of state’s vaccination guidelines as well as those 75 and over. On Monday, Feb. 8, Lowell General Hospital will shift its COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program to Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Blvd. East, in an effort to expand its efforts to vaccinate individuals included in Phase 1 of state’s vaccination guidelines as well as those 75 and over.
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TeamWalk on Your Terms, Your Turf and Your Time Will Keep Support Coming for Cancer Patients and Families

TeamWalk, best known as the largest single-day fundraiser in the Merrimack Valley, will once again be held on Your Terms, Your Turf and Your Time. Any time between May 23 and September 1, 2021, walkers can simply choose when and where they want to walk while following recommended social distancing protocols. TeamWalk, best known as the largest single-day fundraiser in the Merrimack Valley, will once again be held on Your Terms, Your Turf and Your Time. Any time between May 23 and September 1, 2021, walkers can simply choose when and where they want to walk while following recommended social distancing protocols.
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Circle Health, Lowell General Hospital preparing mass vaccination site at Cross River Center

Lowell General Hospital and its partners across the Circle Health system have announced they will stand up a mass vaccination site at Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard East in Lowell at a date to be determined in early- to mid-February. Lowell General Hospital and its partners across the Circle Health system have announced they will stand up a mass vaccination site at Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard East in Lowell at a date to be determined in early- to mid-February.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: When will it be available to you?

The FDA has authorized two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. We know many of you have questions about when it will be available to you. Vaccination timing is determined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and depends on regular shipments of the vaccine. You will be eligible based on your health condition and/or age. The FDA has authorized two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. We know many of you have questions about when it will be available to you. Vaccination timing is determined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and depends on regular shipments of the vaccine. You will be eligible based on your health condition and/or age.
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Lowell General Hospital Recognized for Higher Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Maternity Care

Lowell General Hospiotal is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDC+) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Lowell General Hospiotal is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDC+) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
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Lowell General Hospital Recognized with Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Bariatric Surgery

Lowell General Hospital is proud to be recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering highquality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Lowell General Hospital is proud to be recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering highquality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
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20 Questions: Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

It is natural, as with any new medicaiton or treatment, that people have questions about it. In the age of social media, it is easy for misinformation to spread quickly, and we want you to have your questions answered accurately and honestly. It is natural, as with any new medicaiton or treatment, that people have questions about it. In the age of social media, it is easy for misinformation to spread quickly, and we want you to have your questions answered accurately and honestly.
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Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery Named Optum Center of Excellence

Health services leader Optum has named Lowell General Hospital’s Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery a Resource Services Center of Excellence (COE) for providing cost-effective, quality health care to patients receiving bariatric surgery and other related services that address the long-term health risks associated with morbid obesity. Health services leader Optum has named Lowell General Hospital’s Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery a Resource Services Center of Excellence (COE) for providing cost-effective, quality health care to patients receiving bariatric surgery and other related services that address the long-term health risks associated with morbid obesity.
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Lowell General Hospital Recognized for Patient Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Lowell General Hospital as one of 89 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Lowell General Hospital as one of 89 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019.
January 2021 ACS WCVB news story

WCVB Reports from COVID-19 field hospital at UMass Lowell

A second COVID-19 field hospital in Massachusetts is scheduled to begin accepting patients Monday morning. The facility, which is located inside the UMass Lowell Recreation Center, is being operated by Lowell General Hospital. A second COVID-19 field hospital in Massachusetts is scheduled to begin accepting patients Monday morning. The facility, which is located inside the UMass Lowell Recreation Center, is being operated by Lowell General Hospital.

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