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Lowell General Hospital Participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)

Effective Monday, July 20, 2015, Lowell General Hospital participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS is a statewide, electronic record-keeping system (or registry) that keeps track of your immunizations (shots). This new system will help us keep complete and accurate records of the shots that you or your children get from any doctor or healthcare provider in Massachusetts. It was developed by the Immunization Program at the Massachusetts Department of… Effective Monday, July 20, 2015, Lowell General Hospital participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS is a…

Boston Business Journal Honors Lowell General Hospital as 2015 "Best Places to Work"

The Boston Business Journal recently named Lowell General Hospital one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its twelfth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Lowell General Hospital’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. A total of 80 companies (the top companies in five size categories), were awarded during a lively reception on… The Boston Business Journal recently named Lowell General Hospital one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its twelfth annual regional…

D3 Nurse Honored with Proclamation of Bravery from State Representative Colleen Garry

Our amazing nurses are often referred to as “angels” by patients and families for the wonderful care they receive. So when Suna Abufharki, RN, nurse on D3, was driving home after a late second shift last December, it wasn’t surprising that she rushed to the aid of a total stranger and changed the course of what could have been a horrible outcome on a quiet windy road.“She’s my angel, and I probably wouldn’t be here today if she hadn’t stopped to… Our amazing nurses are often referred to as “angels” by patients and families for the wonderful care they receive. So when Suna…

Lowell General Hospital Named 2015 Most Wired

Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement Lowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fifth consecutive year, according to the results of the 2015 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks. Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the… Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement Lowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fifth consecutive year,…

Staff Go Above and Beyond to Fulfill a Family's Tradition

For the staff at Lowell General Hospital, it is our mission to put patients first in everything we do. This is why it comes as no surprise that a group of thoughtful nurses and staff successfully arranged a unique christening ceremony for Charles and Funme Falana’s newborn, Joshlyn. Being from Nigeria, it was the family’s tradition to christen a newborn eight days after birth. As Joshlyn was premature and being cared for by the Special Care Nursery team, Denise Thibodeau, Clerk Aide from the… For the staff at Lowell General Hospital, it is our mission to put patients first in everything we do. This is why it comes as no surprise that a…

Normand Deschene, FACHE, Receives Massachusetts Hospital Association's William L. Lane's Hospital Advocate Award

Normand Deschene, FACHE, the CEO of Wellforce, president & CEO of Circle Health, and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA). Each year at the association’s annual meeting, MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who exemplifies exceptional leadership and the characteristics to which all healthcare provider leaders aspire. “Norm was… Normand Deschene, FACHE, the CEO of Wellforce, president & CEO of Circle Health, and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been awarded the…

Prevent Heatstroke Tragedies and Car Injuries

It's HOT Outside and Even HOTTER Inside a Car Love Them, Protect Them: Keep Kids Safe On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles — either having been inadvertently forgotten in hot vehicles or having gotten into a vehicle on their own. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death. Vehicular heat stroke tragedies change the lives… It's HOT Outside and Even HOTTER Inside a Car Love Them, Protect Them: Keep Kids Safe On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from…

June 23rd: Heart & Soles RiverWalk Program Begins!

Join Lowell General Hospital down by the river and learn some important tips to staying healthy this summer. You can find our representative at the Sampas Pavilion along the Merrimack River. Enjoy a scenic walk and learn important tips to staying healthy this summer!June 23rd - August 25thTuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pmFor more information on the health topics and exercise tips that will be covered throughout the program, as well as the times a representative will be available at the Sampas… Join Lowell General Hospital down by the river and learn some important tips to staying healthy this summer. You can find our representative at the…

Lowell General Hospital Awards Medical Staff Scholarships to Local Students

Local scholars Dylan Gibbons of Worcester, MA and Darrith Phan of Chelmsford, MA were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2015 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. The Medical Staff Scholarship program provides financial support to students who are pursuing higher education in the field of health science. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural and civic efforts during their high school careers. Dr. William Galvin, III, medical… Local scholars Dylan Gibbons of Worcester, MA and Darrith Phan of Chelmsford, MA were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2015 Medical Staff…

Lowell General Hospital's TeamWalk for CancerCare Raises Over $864,000 for Local Cancer Patients

Five thousand walkers and volunteers at Lowell General Hospital’s 16th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare held on May 31st raised $864,500 to provide services and support for local cancer patients and their families. Organizers of the Merrimack Valley’s largest single-day fundraising event expect additional donations to come in over the next few months. Many participants donned t-shirts for loved ones as they walked the 3-mile or 6-mile route through historic downtown Lowell and its… Five thousand walkers and volunteers at Lowell General Hospital’s 16th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare held on May 31st raised $864,500 to…

Lowell General Hospital Recognizes Exceptional Leaders

Lowell General Hospital recognizes exceptional leaders whose extraordinary contributions consistently make a difference throughout the hospital’s community as part of its Cupola Award Recipient Program. Employees nominate their managers and supervisors based on their outstanding leadership qualities and abilities to meet the hospital’s Standards of Performance and dimensions of Complete connected care.Lowell General Hospital’s 2015 Cupola Award Recipients are:Mary Burke,… Lowell General Hospital recognizes exceptional leaders whose extraordinary contributions consistently make a difference throughout the…

Lowell General Hospital Sponsors ALIVE by Photographer Kim Hak at Ayer Lofts Art Gallery in Lowell

Proceeds Benefit the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE and the Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Cambodia Lowell General Hospital announced today that it will sponsor the upcoming exhibit ALIVE featuring photographs by artist Kim Hak this June at the Ayer Lofts Art Gallery, 172 Middle Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. ALIVE is Hak’s personal concept to reveal the intimate memory of old photos and usual objects entrusted to him by local Cambodian families, forty years after the Khmer Rouge… Proceeds Benefit the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE and the Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Cambodia Lowell General Hospital announced today…

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