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Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center Announce Affiliation

Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center today announced that they have agreed to a memorandum of understanding with the goal of having the two hospitals affiliate with each other. Victor Poirier, chairman, Saints Board of Trustees, said, "We believe that an affiliation with Lowell General Hospital will serve the needs of this institution and the Greater Lowell community now and in the future. By joining with Lowell General, Saints will be able to thrive and succeed for the… Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center today announced that they have agreed to a memorandum of understanding with the goal of having…

Lowell General Hospital Earns Accreditations for Imaging Services

Recognized for Breast Ultrasound and CT ScanningLowell General Hospital has received two recent three-year accreditations for imaging services including Breast Ultrasound and Computed Tomography following a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces… Recognized for Breast Ultrasound and CT ScanningLowell General Hospital has received two recent three-year accreditations for imaging services…

Lowell General Hospital Executive Earns Recognition as Healthcare Leader in Massachusetts

The American College of Healthcare Executives of Massachusetts has announced that it has awarded Michelle Davis, Director of Marketing Operations & Community Development at Lowell General Hospital, the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award. This award recognizes leadership, innovation and active participation in civic and community activities and projects. In her current role, Michelle directs the areas of Marketing and Public Relations, the Center for Community Health & Wellness,… The American College of Healthcare Executives of Massachusetts has announced that it has awarded Michelle Davis, Director of Marketing Operations…

Letter to the Community from Norm Deschene, LGH President and CEO

As President of Lowell General, I am committed to ensuring that your family receives the very best care delivered locally. It is not only good for patients and families; it is the best strategy for controlling high health care costs. Dear friends,We often associate the best things with high cost. If you want the best model of a car, you're going to pay extra for it. But in health care, it is often the case that delivering the best care actually lowers the cost of care. Today, families and… As President of Lowell General, I am committed to ensuring that your family receives the very best care delivered locally. It is not only good for…

LGH Donation Helps Groton-Dunstable Regional School District Purchase School Nurse Assistant Program (SNAP) Health Center

The Groton Dunstable Education Foundation (GDEF) which distributes about $30,000 in grants annually to district schools, approached Lowell General for assistance to make local school nurses' wish to computerize paperwork come true. Lowell General Hospital responded with a donation of $13,357 for the purchase of a special computer program called School Nurse Assistant Program (SNAP) Health Center. The software allows school nurses to review a student's visit history, immunization status,… The Groton Dunstable Education Foundation (GDEF) which distributes about $30,000 in grants annually to district schools, approached Lowell General…

Lowell General Hospital Only MA Hospital Named to Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2011

Lowell General Hospital has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2011, making it the only hospital in Massachusetts to receive this national recognition. Best Places to Work in Healthcare recognizes outstanding places of employment within the healthcare industry. Lowell General Hospital is one of only 100 companies and organizations to earn this designation nationwide. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare program is open to all companies… Lowell General Hospital has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2011, making it the only hospital in…

The LGH Surgical Services Team Donated Time and Expertise as Part of a Ugandan Humanitarian Effort

It takes a team for any surgery to come together. And when a patient comes from the other side of the world, there are many people to help.Members of Lowell General Hospital's surgical services team recently donated their time and expertise as part of a Ugandan humanitarian effort to restore mobility for a man who is a leader in development and training in his native country.Mwalimu Musheshe, PhD, is the chairman and co-founder of the Uganda Rural Development and Training Program in the… It takes a team for any surgery to come together. And when a patient comes from the other side of the world, there are many people to help.Members…

Golfers in 16th Annual LGH Challenge Golf Tournament Raise $408,000 for Legacy Fund

Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised by the LGH Golf Challenge. The tournament, in its sixteenth year, was held under sunny skies on August 29th at The International in Bolton, MA.Golfers enjoyed the challenging terrain of both The Pines and The Oaks Courses, a barbecue lunch, special gifts and contests and an auction and awards dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit The… Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised…

Lowell General Hospital Pays Tribute to 9/11 with 2,996 Peace Cranes

According to an old Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. The Spiritual Care Committee at Lowell General Hospital set forth its Peace Crane Project with a goal of making one thousand origami cranes, symbolizing peace, for the memorial celebration of the tenth anniversary of the events on September 11, 2001.The idea for the Peace Crane Project stemmed from the inspiring story of a Japanese girl who set out to fold one thousand cranes with a wish… According to an old Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. The Spiritual Care Committee at Lowell…

Merrimack Valley Moms Hosting New Blog Contest

Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are sponsoring the Merrimack Valley Moms Blog Contest from August 24, 2011 to October 7, 2011. All area mothers are invited to enter. The contest will culminate with four to six moms winning $250 each and being selected as featured mommy bloggers for the Merrimack Valley Region.To enter the contest, visit Lowell General Hospital's Facebook page and become a fan by clicking the Like button. Upload a video or… Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are sponsoring the Merrimack Valley Moms Blog Contest from…

U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals

We are pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals ranking identified Lowell General Hospital among the high-performing hospitals in the nation for Gynecology Services with a rating among the top 16 Metropolitan Boston hospitals. This newest ranking is a testament to the scope and breadth of services provided at Lowell General Hospital as well as the talented physicians who trust in us to support them in surgery, diagnostic care and treatment. Click here… We are pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals ranking identified Lowell General Hospital among the…

Cleverley + Associates Top 100 Community Value Provider

The ability for our patients to receive the highest quality care within the community setting is one of the core reasons we have been named a Cleverley + Associates Top 100 Community Value Provider for the sixth consecutive year. This attention to cost-value while providing exceptional clinical care comparable, and at times better than higher-cost providers, helps us to thrive in today's healthcare environment and reassures our patients that they may confidently choose Lowell General… The ability for our patients to receive the highest quality care within the community setting is one of the core reasons we have been named a…

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