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State Approves Lowell General and Saints Merger

Department of Public Health unanimously votes to approve hospitals' application to form a combined hospital The Public Health Council of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health today voted unanimously to approve Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center's application to form a combined hospital that will operate under one license. "This is a great day for Saints and Lowell General," said Norm Deschene, President and CEO of Lowell General, "and an even better day for the… Department of Public Health unanimously votes to approve hospitals' application to form a combined hospital The Public Health Council of the…

Message to the Community

Dear Friends, It's important to feel good about the community we live in. And contributing to the health of our Greater Lowell community is truly our pleasure, our privilege, our honor and our duty. This week is recognized nationwide as Nurses Week and Hospital Week. It is with great pride that we take a moment to publicly celebrate the women and men of Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center who give their very best to deliver the highest quality of care to the individuals they… Dear Friends, It's important to feel good about the community we live in. And contributing to the health of our Greater Lowell community is truly…

Lowell General Hospital: The first hospital in Massachusetts to perform general surgery procedures with the da Vinci® Si Surgical System

State-of-the-art da Vinci® Si and Skills Simulator Offers Major Advancement in Minimally-Invasive Surgery Platform Lowell General Hospital is the first healthcare facility to receive the da Vinci Si Surgical System with Skills Simulation in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley, offering the most advanced and state-of-the-art robotic surgical technology to patients today. This makes Lowell General Hospital one of only a few hospitals in Massachusetts to be training surgeons in robotic surgery with… State-of-the-art da Vinci® Si and Skills Simulator Offers Major Advancement in Minimally-Invasive Surgery Platform Lowell General Hospital is the…

Lowell General Hospital Ball for Community Health Initiatives Raises $225,000 to Support Local Health and Wellness Programs

A sold out crowd of 550 guests celebrated Lowell General Hospital's 7th Annual Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The event, held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, raised $225,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs which benefit residents of the Greater Lowell community."This incredible evening was a testament to the generosity of our community," said Norm Deschene, President and CEO of Lowell General. "The Ball committee, led by Dr. Loreen Ali and… A sold out crowd of 550 guests celebrated Lowell General Hospital's 7th Annual Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 3, 2012.…

Boards of Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center Approve Merger Agreement

Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center today announced that their boards have approved a definitive agreement that will lead to the merger of the two hospitals. As a result of the agreement, the two hospitals will combine to form one entity, which will be governed by one board of trustees. The new board will be drawn equally from the current Lowell General and Saints boards. Current Lowell General President and CEO, Norm Deschene, will serve as president and CEO of the new merged… Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center today announced that their boards have approved a definitive agreement that will lead to the…

Lowell General Hospital Wins 2011 Spirit of Excellence Award for Community by Modern Healthcare

Recognized for Successful Programs to Address and Reduce Teen Pregnancy Faced with the challenge of a high teen pregnancy rate in the City of Lowell, Lowell General Hospital developed a successful program to tackle some of the needs in the community, and earned the 19th Annual Spirit of Excellence Award presented by Modern Healthcare. The awards recognize a commitment to patients and the community as judged by a panel of national healthcare leaders. Results of the efforts to educate and… Recognized for Successful Programs to Address and Reduce Teen Pregnancy Faced with the challenge of a high teen pregnancy rate in the City of…

World Cancer Day Celebrated around the globe and at the Cancer Center at Lowell General

February 4, 2012 is World Cancer Day, a global initiative to save lives and to end cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find a cure. The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital was proudly welcomed a proclamation from Office of the Mayor of the City of Lowell, saluting the cancer survivors who have triumphed over the disease and recognizing the initiative of fighting cancer locally with energy, devotion and compassion. Mayor Patrick O.… February 4, 2012 is World Cancer Day, a global initiative to save lives and to end cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for…

Lowell General Hospital's Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery is recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a "Blue Distinction" facility.

Blue Distinction® is a designation given by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies to hospitals that have demonstrated expertise in delivery quality healthcare. At the core of the Blue Distinction program are the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® facilities that are recognized for their distinguished care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery, and transplants. The designation is based on rigorous,… Blue Distinction® is a designation given by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies to hospitals that have demonstrated expertise in delivery…

Lowell's Over Thirty Baseball League Hits a Home Run for Breast Cancer Survivors

Pictured from left to right: Over-Thirty-Baseball's Tom Burgess, Vice President of Operations; Chris Augeri, President; Steve Pitta, Breast Cancer Fundraiser Co-Chairperson; Darcie Pitta, Breast Cancer Fundraiser Co-Chairperson; Monica Buckley, RN of the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. The Over Thirty Baseball League of Greater Lowell knows how to do more than hit homers and round the bases. The group of competitive, adult ball-players recently made a donation in support of… Pictured from left to right: Over-Thirty-Baseball's Tom Burgess, Vice President of Operations; Chris Augeri, President; Steve Pitta, Breast Cancer…

Sal Lupoli Inspired Local Business Leadership Forum

Shared inspiration and encouragement with Lowell General Hospital's community forumEntrepreneur Sal Lupoli inspired more than 100 area business leaders with vignettes from his years in food industry, real estate development and business as part of the Lowell General Hospital Business Leadership Forum this month. As the president and CEO of the Lupoli Companies, Lupoli oversees a diverse business operations that spans well known restaurants (Sal's Pizza, Mary's Pasta & Sandwiches,… Shared inspiration and encouragement with Lowell General Hospital's community forumEntrepreneur Sal Lupoli inspired more than 100 area business…

LGH Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation's Gold Performance Achievement Award

Lowell General Hospital is one of 167 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2011. The award recognizes Lowell General Hospital's commitment and success in treating heart attack patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold… Lowell General Hospital is one of 167 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION…

Region's Culinary Highlights on Display at Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary's 25th Annual Taste of the Town

Hundreds of Merrimack Valley residents enjoyed specialties from the region's top chefs at the 25th annual Taste of the Town, a fundraising event sponsored by the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary. A record breaking $53,590 was raised at the sold-out event, held at the UMASS Inn and Conference Center in Lowell.Event attendees voted on their favorite dishes in a variety of categories, earning several of the participating restaurants and caterers "People's Choice Award" accolades, including:Best… Hundreds of Merrimack Valley residents enjoyed specialties from the region's top chefs at the 25th annual Taste of the Town, a fundraising event…

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