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Lowell General Hospital Challenge Golf Tournament Raises $425,000 for Intensive Care Unit Expansion

A mid-summer day of golf, food and fun raised $425,000 at the 20th annual Lowell General Hospital Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 24, at The International golf resort in Bolton, Mass. The donations from golfers and sponsors will support the expansion of our Intensive Care Unit on the main campus. The project will renovate former emergency room space in the hospital’s Hanchett Building into an expanded ICU unit with 11-12 beds, providing improved access and the latest technology… A mid-summer day of golf, food and fun raised $425,000 at the 20th annual Lowell General Hospital Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 24,…

Lowell General Hospital One of First to Pioneer New Disinfecting Lighting Technology to Support Safe and Healing Environment

Over the past several weeks, you may have seen new lights being installed in key areas of the hospital. These unique lights, which are being installed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Intermediate Care (ICC), Operating Room (OR), and Decontamination rooms at the main campus, contain a special ultraviolet (UV) light chamber and air circulation mechanism made by American Green Technologies. This lighting system continuously pulls air through a filter and into the UV chamber, where the air is… Over the past several weeks, you may have seen new lights being installed in key areas of the hospital. These unique lights, which are being…

Dr. Matthew Katz Pioneers Research Efforts on Social Media Communication with Patients

Dr. Matthew Katz, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, has been recognized for his research regarding the usage of cancer-related Twitter hashtags in social media. With a goal in mind to provide patients and caregivers access to reliable health information, Katz and several colleagues from healthcare institutions throughout the country researched the usage of oncology terms, and providing valuable information and answers regarding a variety of different cancers. For several years, cancer… Dr. Matthew Katz, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, has been recognized for his research regarding the usage of cancer-related Twitter…

Lowell General Hospital Receives Awards for Stroke Care

Greatest Improvement in Stroke Care Measure Lowell General Hospital received the Coverdell Greatest Increase in Dysphagia Screening Award for large volume hospitals from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded quality improvement collaborative administered by the DPH, that supports Primary Stroke Service hospitals. This… Greatest Improvement in Stroke Care Measure Lowell General Hospital received the Coverdell Greatest Increase in Dysphagia Screening Award for…

A Message to our Mammography Patients

On June 22, 2015, Lowell General Hospital became aware of an inadvertent Mail Room error involving Mammography appointment letters, which resulted in some patients receiving two reminders: their own and another patient’s. Though the letters contain limited health information, they do not contain any Social Security numbers or financial information. The incident was immediately reported to our internal Privacy Officer. Lowell General Hospital has strong policies and procedures in place to… On June 22, 2015, Lowell General Hospital became aware of an inadvertent Mail Room error involving Mammography appointment letters, which resulted…

Lowell General Hospital Participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)

Effective Monday, July 20, 2015, Lowell General Hospital participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS is a statewide, electronic record-keeping system (or registry) that keeps track of your immunizations (shots). This new system will help us keep complete and accurate records of the shots that you or your children get from any doctor or healthcare provider in Massachusetts. It was developed by the Immunization Program at the Massachusetts Department of… Effective Monday, July 20, 2015, Lowell General Hospital participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS is a…

Boston Business Journal Honors Lowell General Hospital as 2015 "Best Places to Work"

The Boston Business Journal recently named Lowell General Hospital one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its twelfth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Lowell General Hospital’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. A total of 80 companies (the top companies in five size categories), were awarded during a lively reception on… The Boston Business Journal recently named Lowell General Hospital one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its twelfth annual regional…

D3 Nurse Honored with Proclamation of Bravery from State Representative Colleen Garry

Our amazing nurses are often referred to as “angels” by patients and families for the wonderful care they receive. So when Suna Abufharki, RN, nurse on D3, was driving home after a late second shift last December, it wasn’t surprising that she rushed to the aid of a total stranger and changed the course of what could have been a horrible outcome on a quiet windy road.“She’s my angel, and I probably wouldn’t be here today if she hadn’t stopped to… Our amazing nurses are often referred to as “angels” by patients and families for the wonderful care they receive. So when Suna…

Lowell General Hospital Named 2015 Most Wired

Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement Lowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fifth consecutive year, according to the results of the 2015 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks. Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the… Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement Lowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fifth consecutive year,…

Staff Go Above and Beyond to Fulfill a Family's Tradition

For the staff at Lowell General Hospital, it is our mission to put patients first in everything we do. This is why it comes as no surprise that a group of thoughtful nurses and staff successfully arranged a unique christening ceremony for Charles and Funme Falana’s newborn, Joshlyn. Being from Nigeria, it was the family’s tradition to christen a newborn eight days after birth. As Joshlyn was premature and being cared for by the Special Care Nursery team, Denise Thibodeau, Clerk Aide from the… For the staff at Lowell General Hospital, it is our mission to put patients first in everything we do. This is why it comes as no surprise that a…

Normand Deschene, FACHE, Receives Massachusetts Hospital Association's William L. Lane's Hospital Advocate Award

Normand Deschene, FACHE, the CEO of Wellforce, president & CEO of Circle Health, and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA). Each year at the association’s annual meeting, MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who exemplifies exceptional leadership and the characteristics to which all healthcare provider leaders aspire. “Norm was… Normand Deschene, FACHE, the CEO of Wellforce, president & CEO of Circle Health, and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been awarded the…

Prevent Heatstroke Tragedies and Car Injuries

It's HOT Outside and Even HOTTER Inside a Car Love Them, Protect Them: Keep Kids Safe On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles — either having been inadvertently forgotten in hot vehicles or having gotten into a vehicle on their own. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death. Vehicular heat stroke tragedies change the lives… It's HOT Outside and Even HOTTER Inside a Car Love Them, Protect Them: Keep Kids Safe On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from…

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