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COVID-19

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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Doctors discuss how much protection new COVID boosters provide

New, updated COVID-19 boosters are rolling out across Massachusetts. Boston Medical Center infectious disease specialist Dr. Sabrina Assoumou and Tufts Medical Center epidemiologist Dr. Shira Doron explain what's different about these new boosters and how much protection they offer. New, updated COVID-19 boosters are rolling out across Massachusetts. Boston Medical Center infectious disease specialist Dr. Sabrina Assoumou and Tufts Medical Center epidemiologist Dr. Shira Doron explain what's different about these new boosters and how much protection they offer.
2022 PFAC members

Patient Family Advisory Council Now Seeking New Members

Join our Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to help strengthen collaboration between patients and family members and the health care team and enhance our ability to deliver the highest standard of safe, comprehensive and compassionate health care. Join our Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to help strengthen collaboration between patients and family members and the health care team and enhance our ability to deliver the highest standard of safe, comprehensive and compassionate health care.
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School Sports Are Starting Again: Know the Signs of Concussion

As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose. As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose.
Dr. Helen Boucher, Chief Academic Officer at #TuftsMedicine

Tufts Medicine doctor discusses signs of polio in neighboring states

Dr. Helen Boucher, Chief Academic Officer at TuftsMedicine and Interim Dean at Tufts University School of Medicine, discusses recent signs of polio in neighboring states and if we should be concerned about a potential future outbreak. Dr. Helen Boucher, Chief Academic Officer at TuftsMedicine and Interim Dean at Tufts University School of Medicine, discusses recent signs of polio in neighboring states and if we should be concerned about a potential future outbreak.
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WCVB’s Health Hub: It’s All About the Gut

Gerry Ferretti, of Chelmsford, eats well and teaches exercise classes, but for years she struggled to reach her weight goals and wrestled with stomach issues. That all changed when she met Dr. Supriya Rao, a Lowell General gastroenterologist who set Ferretti on path that went beyond medication. Gerry Ferretti, of Chelmsford, eats well and teaches exercise classes, but for years she struggled to reach her weight goals and wrestled with stomach issues. That all changed when she met Dr. Supriya Rao, a Lowell General gastroenterologist who set Ferretti on path that went beyond medication.
Volunteer Michelle Ratty receives Myra Kraft Community MVP Award

Volunteer Michelle Ratty receives Myra Kraft Community MVP Award

Dedicated volunteer Michelle Ratty was recognized at an awards luncheon at Gillette Stadium with the prestigious Myra Kraft Community MVP Award in honor of her remarkable volunteer service at Lowell General Hospital. Dedicated volunteer Michelle Ratty was recognized at an awards luncheon at Gillette Stadium with the prestigious Myra Kraft Community MVP Award in honor of her remarkable volunteer service at Lowell General Hospital.
Krystyn Druin and her newborn twins monitored with AngelEye

Lowell General Hospital Partners with AngelEye Health to Connect Special Care Nursery Babies and Families

Lowell General Hospital recently went live with a new state-of-the art camera system in the Special Care Nursery (NICU unit). The new system from AngelEye Health brings secure, HIPAA-compliant live-streaming patient video to families to help support bonding when they cannot be at the hospital. Now, parents and other family members can log on through a secure network with a personal password so they can see their baby at any time on their phone, computer, or tablet. Lowell General Hospital recently went live with a new state-of-the art camera system in the Special Care Nursery (NICU unit). The new system from AngelEye Health brings secure, HIPAA-compliant live-streaming patient video to families to help support bonding when they cannot be at the hospital. Now, parents and other family members can log on through a secure network with a personal password so they can see their baby at any time on their phone, computer, or tablet.
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Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

High temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend, and we urge everyone to stay safe and avoid heat-related illnesses like dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke by seeking shelter in air conditioning and limiting sun exposure and outside activity. An Emergency Cooling Center is Open at the Lowell Senior Center. High temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend, and we urge everyone to stay safe and avoid heat-related illnesses like dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke by seeking shelter in air conditioning and limiting sun exposure and outside activity. An Emergency Cooling Center is Open at the Lowell Senior Center.
2022 joint Get with the Guidelines seals for teaser

Lowell General is nationally recognized for our commitment to high-quality stroke care

Lowell General Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award at both the Main and Saints campuses for our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. The Main campus received Gold Plus status, while the Saints campus achieved Silver Plus status. Lowell General Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award at both the Main and Saints campuses for our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. The Main campus received Gold Plus status, while the Saints campus achieved Silver Plus status.
Lowell Sun 2022 Best Readers' Choice Seal

Congratulations to Lowell Sun 2022 Readers’ Choice winners

The Lowell Sun recently released its 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards issue. The Sun ballot is housed on its website LowellSun.com for locals to vote for their favorites within Lowell and surrounding communities. The Lowell Sun recently released its 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards issue. The Sun ballot is housed on its website LowellSun.com for locals to vote for their favorites within Lowell and surrounding communities.

Keeping You Connected!

There are a number of ways to stay up to date with Lowell General Hospital. Learn more about the latest health updates on COVID-19, nutrition and wellness information available in our health library, and current hospital news and resources.