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LGH Named 2011 Most Wired Hospitals in the Nation

Recognized for Core Achievements in Health Information Technology Lowell General Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Among the nation's Most Wired hospitals, it is making progress towards greater health information technology (IT) adoption which promotes improved care and data collection to support safety, quality and… Recognized for Core Achievements in Health Information Technology Lowell General Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired…

Local Junior Girl Scout Troop Donates Activity Kits to the Emergency Department

Kids Taking Care of KidsEight girls, Amanda Bakas, Katheryn Campbell, Janessa Curran, Rebecca Doiron, Christina Gray, Jennah Hamze, Madelyn Jezersk and Megan Marchionda from the Dracut Junior Girl Scout Troop 60292 worked hard all year earning their "Bronze Award", the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. After months of preliminary work that included each girl spending approximately 25 hours of work earning five different badges, their work culminated in a service project for Lowell… Kids Taking Care of KidsEight girls, Amanda Bakas, Katheryn Campbell, Janessa Curran, Rebecca Doiron, Christina Gray, Jennah Hamze, Madelyn Jezersk…

ABC News Reports that Lowell General is One of the Best Hospitals in the Nation for Weight Loss Surgery

Thinking of bariatric surgery? Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized by ABC-TV among the nation's leading hospital's for weight loss surgery. According to this report, patients who went to the top ranked hospitals had shorter hospital stays and a smaller bill for the procedure. Click here for more information. Learn more about our Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery. Read and listen to Success Stories from our patients. Thinking of bariatric surgery? Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized by ABC-TV among the nation's leading hospital's for weight loss…

Lowell General Hospital President and CEO Normand E. Deschene to Chair Massachusetts Hospital Association Board; Calls for Unity, Progress

Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been named the 71st Chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association Board of Trustees at MHA's Annual Meeting. He succeeds Dennis D. Keefe, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, who held the one-year post from June 2010. In his inaugural speech, Deschene said that he will work to be a unifier of the hospital community in this time of intense change and increased pressure to slow healthcare costs. "Every member of MHA… Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been named the 71st Chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association…

Cancer Center Celebrates Fourth Annual Survivorship Day

Community gathers for spirit of survivors at Lowell General Hospital On June 8, 2011 patients, families, friends, hospital staff and most of all, survivors, gathered together in Lowell General Hospital's Clark Auditorium to celebrate the spirit of cancer survivors. Organized by the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, the 4th annual Survivorship Day drew a crowd of over 100 people to enjoy a night filled with the perseverance and strength of survivorship. Complete with food, music,… Community gathers for spirit of survivors at Lowell General Hospital On June 8, 2011 patients, families, friends, hospital staff and most of all,…

Lowell General Hospital Named a Top Place to Work by Boston Business Journal

Elevates Ranking Among the Top 25 Large Businesses in MassachusettsLowell General Hospital is proud to be honored for the second year among 25 large businesses included in the Boston Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work list. The community-owned hospital with 2,000 employees placed fifteenth of all large businesses in Massachusetts."Our employees are front and center of the many accomplishments of Lowell General Hospital; making us an employer of choice, a positive place to work, and… Elevates Ranking Among the Top 25 Large Businesses in MassachusettsLowell General Hospital is proud to be honored for the second year among 25…

Lowell General Hospital Providing Lower Cost Care at Higher Quality

Payment disparities mean that some hospitals are paid more than others for the same care. It isn't new that community hospitals are often paid less for the same services as academic institutions or big-city hospitals; it is actually a benefit to patients, communities and employers. As a Cleverley + Associates Top 100 Community Value Provider for the past five years and one of the success stories in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Alternative Quality Care program, Lowell General continues to bring… Payment disparities mean that some hospitals are paid more than others for the same care. It isn't new that community hospitals are often paid less…

Free Wireless Internet Access is Available for Patients & Visitors

Patients/Family members who have their own computers can connect to the Internet.Free wireless, high-speed internet access is available to our patients and visitors through the "LGH Guest Wireless Network".This unencrypted network is accessible by most wireless-equipped computing devices throughout the hospital, including patient rooms and visitor waiting areas.Wireless users simply follow basic connection instructions and accept the disclaimer for use. This is a self-accessed service;… Patients/Family members who have their own computers can connect to the Internet.Free wireless, high-speed internet access is available to our…

Lowell General Hospital Awards Medical Staff Scholarships

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health ScienceLocal community scholars Nicole Boisvert and Rosette Chhor were awarded the Lowell General Hospital Medical Staff Scholarships for 2011. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, athletic, and civic efforts during their high school careers.Nicole is a graduate of Lowell Catholic High School and will attend UMass Amherst in the fall. She will enter UMass… Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health ScienceLocal community scholars Nicole Boisvert and Rosette Chhor were…

Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates Sixty Years of Giving

Organization presents hospital with third installment of $750,000 pledgeOn Monday, May 23, 2011, nearly one hundred board members, hospital administrators and members of the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary gathered to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the organization (1951-2011) at its annual meeting and luncheon event. The gathering at Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, MA marked the celebration of the group's success over the last sixty years with the presentation of the Auxiliary's… Organization presents hospital with third installment of $750,000 pledgeOn Monday, May 23, 2011, nearly one hundred board members, hospital…

Lowell General Hospital Appoints New Governing Board Members

Lowell General Hospital appointed new members to its governing board at the hospital's annual meeting on May 17, 2011. Chairperson Margaret Palm welcomed new trustees Richard Bolton, Jr. and Martin Meehan, who had served previously as corporators prior to their election.New hospital corporators were also elected at the meeting: Arthur Anton, Jr., Mark Cochran, Mark Dionne, Carol Duncan, Alan Fletcher, James Geraghty, Nasim Ghaffar, MD, Robert Gregoire, Paul Hardy, Jim O'Donnell, and Donna… Lowell General Hospital appointed new members to its governing board at the hospital's annual meeting on May 17, 2011. Chairperson Margaret Palm…

Lowell General Hospital Breaks Ground in Chelmsford

Expansion of out-patient campus will create premiere medical facility in 2012Members of Chelmsford (MA) town leadership joined Lowell General Hospital in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new facility that will expand the hospital's suburban campus.The addition of 14 Research Place to the hospital's suburban campus, will bring a state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot Medical Office Building and a 347 car parking deck to accommodate medical and physician practice space. The building, to be… Expansion of out-patient campus will create premiere medical facility in 2012Members of Chelmsford (MA) town leadership joined Lowell General…

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