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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.
Dr. Steinkeler

What You Need to Know about Screening Mammograms

In many cases women have signs and symptoms of breast cancer. In early stage cases women may have no symptoms at all. This is why participating in yearly screenings is very important. Dr. Jill Steinkeler, Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Lowell General Hospital, discusses the importance of regular screening mammograms. In many cases women have signs and symptoms of breast cancer. In early stage cases women may have no symptoms at all. This is why participating in yearly screenings is very important. Dr. Jill Steinkeler, Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Lowell General Hospital, discusses the importance of regular screening mammograms.
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Lowell General Recognized as Gold Safe Sleep Champion

Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program with its highest designation, Gold Safe Sleep Champion, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program with its highest designation, Gold Safe Sleep Champion, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.
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Circle Health Earns 2021 CHiME Digital Health Most Wired® Recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized Circle Health with its 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition. Lowell General achieved a level 8 recognition, and is one of only six Massachusetts hospitals or health systems to be recognized as level 8 or higher. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized Circle Health with its 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition. Lowell General achieved a level 8 recognition, and is one of only six Massachusetts hospitals or health systems to be recognized as level 8 or higher.
Patient getting COVID-19 booster shot

Important Information Regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots

Your initial vaccination offers strong protection against the COVID-19 virus, and are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease. For certain people at higher risk of developing COVID-19, booster shots are now recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your initial vaccination offers strong protection against the COVID-19 virus, and are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease. For certain people at higher risk of developing COVID-19, booster shots are now recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Advanced robotic system gives surgeons pinpoint control

Lowell General is now the only community hospital in the Merrimack Valley that has equipped its surgeons performing minimally invasive procedures with the most advanced robotic surgical system available today – the Da Vinci Xi. Lowell General is now the only community hospital in the Merrimack Valley that has equipped its surgeons performing minimally invasive procedures with the most advanced robotic surgical system available today – the Da Vinci Xi.
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Lowell General ranked among state’s top employers

Lowell General Hospital has once again been named one of Massachusetts’ Best-in-State Employers by Forbes Magazine. The Forbes list ranks Lowell General No. 18 out of 70 Bay State businesses listed, up from No. 23 last year, and the highest ranking of any community hospital statewide. Lowell General Hospital has once again been named one of Massachusetts’ Best-in-State Employers by Forbes Magazine. The Forbes list ranks Lowell General No. 18 out of 70 Bay State businesses listed, up from No. 23 last year, and the highest ranking of any community hospital statewide.
Saab Building

New COVID-19 Testing Location Opens August 31 at Saints Campus (Physician Order Required)

As cases rise in the region, we will be reactivating COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building at our Lowell General Saints Campus effective Tuesday, August 31. COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building testing center will require a physician order and patients will be directed to call Central Scheduling at 978-937-6023 to make an appointment. As cases rise in the region, we will be reactivating COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building at our Lowell General Saints Campus effective Tuesday, August 31. COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building testing center will require a physician order and patients will be directed to call Central Scheduling at 978-937-6023 to make an appointment.
COVID-19 third dose and booster

What you need to know about COVID-19 third doses and boosters

Dr. Adam Weston, an infectious disease specialist at Lowell General Hospital and a clinical leader in the hospitals’ pandemic response discusses the latest updates on 3rd dose and booster shots as well as the outlook for COVID-19 this fall. Dr. Adam Weston, an infectious disease specialist at Lowell General Hospital and a clinical leader in the hospitals’ pandemic response discusses the latest updates on 3rd dose and booster shots as well as the outlook for COVID-19 this fall.
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Congresswoman Lori Trahan

Lowell General hosts U.S. HHS Secretary Becerra

On Tuesday, August 17, Lowell General Hospital had the honor to host U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Congresswoman Lori Trahan at our main campus and showcased the outstanding work taking place at our hospital and across Lowell to improve the health of our community. On Tuesday, August 17, Lowell General Hospital had the honor to host U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Congresswoman Lori Trahan at our main campus and showcased the outstanding work taking place at our hospital and across Lowell to improve the health of our community.
New Visitor Policy 19 August 2021

Visitor Policy Change Effective 8/19

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released updated visitor policy guidance for hospitals. At Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health, we want to ensure that you are Safe with Us. We will be updating our visitor policy beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1pm to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff and community. Each patient will be allowed one support person over the age of 18 at a time whether the patient is inpatient or outpatient. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released updated visitor policy guidance for hospitals. At Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health, we want to ensure that you are Safe with Us. We will be updating our visitor policy beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1pm to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff and community. Each patient will be allowed one support person over the age of 18 at a time whether the patient is inpatient or outpatient.
Viruses to vaccines - Fall 2021

From viruses to vaccines, what you need to know about staying safe this fall

The global pandemic isn’t over, and just when things seem like they are getting back to normal, COVID-19 mounts a comeback. Dr. Adam Weston, an infectious disease specialist at Lowell General Hospital and a clinical leader in the hospitals’ pandemic response and Mass Vaccination Program, provides some perspective on the virus and vaccines. The global pandemic isn’t over, and just when things seem like they are getting back to normal, COVID-19 mounts a comeback. Dr. Adam Weston, an infectious disease specialist at Lowell General Hospital and a clinical leader in the hospitals’ pandemic response and Mass Vaccination Program, provides some perspective on the virus and vaccines.

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