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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…

LGH Endoscopy Center Recognized by ASGE

Congratulations to the Lowell General Endoscopy Center for its recognition by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for promoting quality in endoscopy. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized the Endoscopy Center at Lowell General Hospital as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy. The Endoscopy Center is one of 363 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition… Congratulations to the Lowell General Endoscopy Center for its recognition by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for promoting…

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…

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