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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes Lowell General Hospital with Beacon Award for Excellence

Beacon Award for Excellence honors top hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient, family outcomes and align those practices with AACN's Healthy Work Environment Standards Lowell General Hospital was recently awarded a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) at the organization's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Boston. The AACN recognized 98 units from 78 hospitals nationwide… Beacon Award for Excellence honors top hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient, family outcomes and align those…

Boston Business Journal Honors Lowell General Hospital as a 2013 "Best Places to Work" Winner

Hospital Ranks 9th in Large Employer Category The Boston Business Journal has named Lowell General Hospital as one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its eleventh annual regional awards program. The hospital ranked ninth in the Large Employer category. 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. Lowell… Hospital Ranks 9th in Large Employer Category The Boston Business Journal has named Lowell General Hospital as one of the Best Places to Work in…

Lowell General Hospital Awards Medical Staff Scholarships

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health ScienceTwo young achievers were recently awarded with the Lowell General Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship this year. Brigid Donovan of Andover and Elsa Kallman of Ipswich, Massachusetts were named as the 2013 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, and civic efforts during their high school careers.Brigid Donovan,… Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health ScienceTwo young achievers were recently awarded with the Lowell…

TeamWalk for CancerCare Raises Record-breaking $920,000 for Local Cancer Patients

Lowell General Hospital's 14th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare held on May 19th raised a record-breaking $920,000 to provide services and support for local cancer patients and their families. The Merrimack Valley's largest single-day fundraising event brought more than 5,000 walkers, volunteers, and supporters to the Tsongas Center on a beautiful Sunday morning. Many participants donned t-shirts for loved ones as they walked the 3-mile or 6-mile route through historic downtown Lowell and its… Lowell General Hospital's 14th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare held on May 19th raised a record-breaking $920,000 to provide services and support…

Administrative Changes at Lowell General Hospital Announced

At the annual meeting of Circle Health, president and CEO Normand E. Deschene spoke about the "extraordinary opportunity before us to completely transform the way health care is delivered in Greater Lowell and throughout the Merrimack Valley." Deschene stated that the introduction of Circle Health – and its promise of delivering "complete connected care" – "builds upon but goes beyond the work we have accomplished at Lowell General Hospital in creating one of the best community hospitals in… At the annual meeting of Circle Health, president and CEO Normand E. Deschene spoke about the "extraordinary opportunity before us to completely…

Circle Health Affiliate News: VNA of Greater Lowell and D'Youville begin Hospice partnership

Patients who need intensive hospice care at the end of life will no longer have to leave the Lowell area thanks to a new partnership between the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell, Inc. (VNA) and D'Youville Life and Wellness Community. Services will now be provided by the VNA's Hospice Program in a special suite at the D'Youville Center for Advanced Therapy located at 1071 Varnum Avenue in Lowell. The program provides a concentrated level of care for patients with advanced illness,… Patients who need intensive hospice care at the end of life will no longer have to leave the Lowell area thanks to a new partnership between the…

Lowell General ICU Earns Beacon Award for Excellence

Congratulations to our ICU Team for its outstanding achievement of attaining the Beacon Award for Excellence! The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) created the Beacon Award to recognize individual critical care units that distinguish themselves from others by improving every facet of patient care. For patients and their families, the Beacon Award signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction. For critical care nurses, a Beacon Award… Congratulations to our ICU Team for its outstanding achievement of attaining the Beacon Award for Excellence! The American Association of…

Boston Business Journal: Healthiest Employers

On Thursday, March 28, Lowell General Hospital was honored as a finalist for the 2013 Boston Business Journal's (BBJ) Healthiest Employers. The BBJ selected 15 companies for their varied efforts in maintaining and improving employee health. The Healthiest Employers finalists were chosen through an assessment process compromised of 75 scored questions that are completed by the participating companies. Companies ranged in size from small (2-99 employees) to medium (100-499 employees) to large… On Thursday, March 28, Lowell General Hospital was honored as a finalist for the 2013 Boston Business Journal's (BBJ) Healthiest Employers. The BBJ…

March 27th: Occupational Medicine Program Opens at Lowell General Hospital's Chelmsford Campus

Lowell General Hospital's Occupational Medicine Program will be expanding its services to local employers, municipalities and insurance organizations throughout the Merrimack Valley. Effective March 27, the program will relocate from the Lowell General Hospital Walk-In Chelmsford location to 10 Research Place in North Chelmsford. The Occupational Medicine Program is focused on the health needs of area businesses, from workplace injury treatment and management to pre-placement examinations… Lowell General Hospital's Occupational Medicine Program will be expanding its services to local employers, municipalities and insurance…

Lowell General Hospital Celebrates Unified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

It is an exciting time at Lowell General Hospital as we work to strengthen and enhance our programs to meet the healthcare needs of our community. As you know, last year was a historic and transformational one for the hospital, and 2013 proves to be just as exciting as we plan new services and enhance our present outpatient offerings to provide Complete connected careSM to all our patients. We are excited to offer a unified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program on the ground floor of… It is an exciting time at Lowell General Hospital as we work to strengthen and enhance our programs to meet the healthcare needs of our community.…

Lowell General Hospital Ball for Community Health Initiatives Raises Over $217,000 to Support Local Health and Wellness Programs

A sold out crowd of 550 guests celebrated Lowell General Hospital’s 8th Annual Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The event, held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, raised over $217,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs which benefit residents of the Greater Lowell community. “This year’s ball carried on the tradition of being an incredible night where everyone came together to support organizations that are doing terrific work in our… A sold out crowd of 550 guests celebrated Lowell General Hospital’s 8th Annual Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 2, 2013.…

Lowell General Hospital Lifts Flu-Related Visitor Restrictions

Due to a significant decrease in the number of influenza cases in the Greater Lowell community and throughout Massachusetts, Lowell General Hospital announced today that it has lifted the flu-related visitor restrictions implemented in early January. Hospital representatives offered thanks to members of the community for their patience and support during this period. Learn more about influenza: Flu Information and Flu Q&A with Dr. Sidebottom. Due to a significant decrease in the number of influenza cases in the Greater Lowell community and throughout Massachusetts, Lowell General…

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