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Cancer Program at Lowell General Hospital Approved with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for 2010 - 2013

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a three-year Approval with Commendation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program to the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. Accredited for the past 23 years, the recent approval rating granted “commendation” to the Cancer Program for the second consecutive survey, recognizing the quality of its program beyond the standard level of approval. The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital provides care… The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a three-year Approval with Commendation as a Comprehensive…

Every Penny Counts

Joseph (Joey) Nagel of Lowell may only be six years old, but he knew exactly what he wanted to do with all the pennies he saved. Most kids have their sights set on a new toy or a video game, but Joey had something else in mind. Remembering his older sister, Jarissma, who passed away from cancer when she was only nine and he was two, he told his mother, Julie, he wanted to give his pennies to people with cancer. She had expected him to tell her he wanted a toy. Instead he thought of others –… Joseph (Joey) Nagel of Lowell may only be six years old, but he knew exactly what he wanted to do with all the pennies he saved. Most kids have…

First Healthcare Professional, Susan Connolly, RN, is Mass. Certified Emergency Manager

Lowell General Hospital emergency preparedness coordinator, Susan Connolly, RN, is the first healthcare professional in the region certified as a Massachusetts Certified Emergency Manager.Susan Connolly, RN, Occupational Health Manager, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at Lowell General Hospital, recently received certification as a Massachusetts Certified Emergency Manager (MCEM). Mrs. Connolly is the first healthcare professional in the region to receive this certification, awarded by the… Lowell General Hospital emergency preparedness coordinator, Susan Connolly, RN, is the first healthcare professional in the region certified as a…

Lowell General Hospital Recognized as a Gold Standard Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

Lowell General Hospital received recognition as a Gold Standard facility accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by American College of Radiology (ACR). After extensive review by the ACR, the hospital’s consistent quality performance for Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy officially earned the three-year accreditation. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities… Lowell General Hospital received recognition as a Gold Standard facility accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by American College of…

Lowell General Hospital Fills the Sun Santa Fund Stocking with $64,000

Record-breaking donation benefits local families in need Linda Gaetano, manager of volunteers and LGH Sun Santa coordinator and Norm Deschene, president and CEO of Lowell General present Santa Claus with a check for the Sun Santa Fund. Through the combined generosity of staff, physicians, visitors and friends, Lowell General Hospital donated $64,000 to local families in need through this year’s Sun Santa Fund. The donation is a combined total raised through tickets sold for the annual… Record-breaking donation benefits local families in need Linda Gaetano, manager of volunteers and LGH Sun Santa coordinator and Norm Deschene,…

Lowell General Hospital Earns American Heart Association 2010 Gold Plus Award for Treatment of Heart Failure

Hospital Sustains Clinical Quality Standards of the AHA’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Program for Heart Failure Patients to Improve Care and Outcomes Lowell General Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with the 2010 Gold Plus award recognition for Get With The GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure Performance. This achievement indicates that the hospital reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as… Hospital Sustains Clinical Quality Standards of the AHA’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Program for Heart Failure Patients to Improve Care and…

Improving Access to Breast Health Services for Southeast Asian Women

It’s an exciting new partnership for women’s health: Lowell General Hospital and Lowell Community Health Center’s Metta Health Center are joining forces to launch an important breast cancer screening and breast health education project targeting the Southeast Asian women who make up a significant portion of greater Lowell’s population. The collaboration is made possible by a $15,000 grant from Susan G. Komen for a Cure. This initiative aims to educate as many Southeast Asian women as… It’s an exciting new partnership for women’s health: Lowell General Hospital and Lowell Community Health Center’s Metta Health Center are joining…

The Boston Globe names Lowell General Hospital as a Top Large Employer in Massachusetts

Hospital Ranked #4 of Top 25 Large Businesses; Best Hospital to WorkLowell General Hospital has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the third annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2010 magazine will be published in the Sunday Globe on November 7. Online, the report can be found here.The Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation… Hospital Ranked #4 of Top 25 Large Businesses; Best Hospital to WorkLowell General Hospital has been named one of the Top Places to Work in…

Lowell General Hospital Receives National Accreditation for Cardiac Rehabilitation

AACVPR recognizes quality guidelines and patient care A long-standing component of cardiovascular care at Lowell General Hospital, cardiac rehabilitation is the recovery phase for a patient who has suffered a heart attack, undergone angioplasty, or after surgery to treat heart disease. An essential part of successful treatment, cardiac rehabilitation includes monitoring, lifestyle education, exercise, and support to help reduce the risk of future heart problems and progression of disease.The… AACVPR recognizes quality guidelines and patient care A long-standing component of cardiovascular care at Lowell General Hospital, cardiac…

Lowell General Hospital First in State to Deploy Top-ranked Smartphone App Connecting Mobile Users to Medical Information

Patients now have immediate, on-the-go access to symptom, disease, medical procedures and providers with the iTriage healthcare decision tool. With the introduction of this premier level of service, Lowell General Hospital becomes the first hospital in Massachusetts to utilize this nationwide interactive technology allowing consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes and find appropriate locations for treatment. Residents and visitors in Lowell and surrounding… Patients now have immediate, on-the-go access to symptom, disease, medical procedures and providers with the iTriage healthcare decision…

Lowell General Hospital Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

Lowell General Hospital is proud to announce that it has achieved Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet recognition is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve.  The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practices and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Click… Lowell General Hospital is proud to announce that it has achieved Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses…

15th Annual LGH Challenge Golf Tournament Raises Record-breaking $361,000.00

Lowell General Hospital Fundraiser Propels Historic Capital Campaign Sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital raised more than $361,000­­­­ to support the hospital's capital expansion and renovation project, The Legacy Project, at the 15th Anniversary LGH Challenge Golf Tournament held on August 30th. Enjoying the spa portion of the afternoon at the International were Susan Anton Pasanen, Debbie Lemos, Linda Chemaly and Tarina Mansur. Golfers enjoyed the challenging terrain of both… Lowell General Hospital Fundraiser Propels Historic Capital Campaign Sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital raised more than $361,000­­­­…

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