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TeamWalk Donation Received from the NVTHS Girls' Basketball Team & Cheerleaders

Two Points for Local Cancer CareThe Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital was thrilled to be the recipient of recent fundraising efforts by the Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Girls' Basketball team and cheerleaders. The young women dedicated proceeds from their baked goods sale and collections to benefit those facing cancer here in the community with a donation to the hospital's annual TeamWalk for CancerCare.In the past, the team has donated to other worthy causes, but the lady… Two Points for Local Cancer CareThe Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital was thrilled to be the recipient of recent fundraising efforts by the…

Cancer Center Earns "Outstanding Achievement Award" by the Commission on Cancer

The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital has been awarded the prestigious honor of Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, following their successful accreditation in 2010. We are among only three Massachusetts’ and 90 nationwide cancer programs to earn this award. This is a remarkable first-time achievement that was made possible by every individual working at and along side the staff of the Cancer Center. Established in 2004, the CoC… The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital has been awarded the prestigious honor of Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of…

Lowell General Hospital Ball for Community Health Initiatives Raises $220,000 Supporting Health & Wellness Programs in Community

March 5, 2011 marked the 6th Annual Lowell General Hospital's Ball for Community Health Initiatives which raised $220,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs benefitting residents of the Greater Lowell community. A sold out crowd of 530 guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions at "A Night Among the Stars" held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Outgoing committee co-chairs Dr. Denise Mills and Dr.Matthew Savory, provided leadership for the gala which will support four… March 5, 2011 marked the 6th Annual Lowell General Hospital's Ball for Community Health Initiatives which raised $220,000 to help fund vital health…

Construction Update: Patient Parking and Traffic Flow Changes

Construction activity will begin Monday, March 7, at both the front and the rear of the hospital that will impact patient parking and traffic patterns. We will have extra security on hand at both entrances to help direct traffic and parking.Front/Main Entrance: The handicapped lot in front of the main lobby will be closed beginning Saturday, March 5 at midnight to prepare for re-grading and re-paving activity beginning Monday, March 7. These spaces will be re-located to the Medical Office… Construction activity will begin Monday, March 7, at both the front and the rear of the hospital that will impact patient parking and traffic…

Lowell General Hospital Partners with the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and the Atlantic 10 Tournament to Raise Money for TeamWalk for CancerCare

Lowell General Hospital has partnered with the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship to help raise awareness and funds for its annual TeamWalk for CancerCare. Basketball fans and donors alike can now go online and purchase a special package for the tournament semifinals to be held on Sunday, March 6 at noon with the proceeds benefitting TeamWalk for CancerCare. These special packages, which include a special event t-shirt, can be purchased… Lowell General Hospital has partnered with the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship to help raise…

Travel Medicine: Ensure a healthy bon voyage

Traveling Internationally? To ensure the safest possible trip outside the U.S., your first stop should be to see your doctor. Your physician can help to determine which vaccinations and medicines you may need to prevent serious illness. Family Medicine physician and Travel Medicine specialist, Ghazala E. Alam, MD, offers insights and tips into the best way to keep healthy during international travel. Travel Clinics of America provide important health and safety information to protect you on… Traveling Internationally? To ensure the safest possible trip outside the U.S., your first stop should be to see your doctor. Your physician can…

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…

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