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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…

Lowell General Hospital Announces Strong Bond Rating

Lowell General Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer, Susan Green, announced today that she was pleased with the improved outlook given to the hospital by two leading Investment Services, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. The financial outlook, which improved from negative to stable, highlights the overall financial strength of the organization. “We have worked diligently to remain financially strong when many in our industry are having difficulties. We see this as a… Lowell General Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer, Susan Green, announced today that she was pleased with the improved outlook given to the…

Lowell General Hospital Recognized As a Community Value 100™ Hospital by Cleverley + Associates

Value Measures Put Hospital in the Top 20 of Non-Teaching, Large Hospitals Nationwide for Fourth Consecutive Year Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized as a top-ranked Community Value Provider by Cleverley + Associates (Columbus, OH). Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, released the findings as part of its new publication: State of the Hospital Industry - 2010… Value Measures Put Hospital in the Top 20 of Non-Teaching, Large Hospitals Nationwide for Fourth Consecutive Year Lowell General Hospital was…

Local Moms Win Mom Blog Contest

Five local moms have been selected as featured bloggers for The Merrimack Valley Mom Blog, sponsored by Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The mom bloggers were selected from a contest sponsored by the two hospitals where moms were encouraged to visit Lowell General Hospital’s Facebook page and post a written narrative or video explaining why they would be a great mom blogger. The winning bloggers are Sabina Chen, a 41-year-old new mom… Five local moms have been selected as featured bloggers for The Merrimack Valley Mom Blog, sponsored by Lowell General Hospital and Floating…

Lowell General Hospital Receives Grant from St. Jude Medical

Pacemaker/ICD Support Group at Lowell General Hospital Provides Lifestyle Assistance to Heart Patients St. Jude Medical, a provider of medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), recently awarded Lowell General Hospital with a $2,500 grant to help fund the hospital’s ICD Support Group. Established by the Heart and Vascular Center at Lowell General Hospital, the group provides a valuable resource to community members living with implanted cardiac… Pacemaker/ICD Support Group at Lowell General Hospital Provides Lifestyle Assistance to Heart Patients St. Jude Medical, a provider of medical…

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