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Lowell General Hospital Named 2014 Most Wired

Most Wired Hospitals Connect Providers and PatientsLowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fourth consecutive year, according to the results of the 2014 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks. Lowell General is one of 10 hospitals in Massachusetts to earn the prestigious honor.As the nation’s health care industry transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are utilizing information technology to better connect… Most Wired Hospitals Connect Providers and PatientsLowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fourth consecutive year, according to the…

Boston Business Journal Honors Lowell General Hospital as a 2014 "Best Places to Work" Winner

Lowell General Hospital has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Business Journal for the fifth year in a row. Ranking eighth in the large employer category, Lowell General Hospital continues to create a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. Lowell General Hospital was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage… Lowell General Hospital has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Business Journal for the fifth year in a row.…

U.S. News & World Report Names Lowell General Hospital Among Best in Massachusetts

Lowell General Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in Massachusetts, ranking among the top 15 hospitals in the metropolitan Boston area and 18th overall in the state. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.“Lots of drive and dedication are put forth by every employee here at Lowell General Hospital, and this top institution ranking truly exhibits the… Lowell General Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in Massachusetts, ranking among the top 15 hospitals in the…

Lowell General Hospital Recognizes Star Performers

Lowell General Hospital recognizes employees who exemplify the vision, standards and culture of the hospital as part of its Star Performer of the Month program. Local employees recognized this year include: Lynne Cole Lynne Cole of North Chelmsford was named Lowell General Hospital’s Star Performer for April. Lynne was ordained in 2012 and became a full-time chaplain at the main campus at Lowell General Hospital that same year. Lynne is a caring individual who prides herself on assisting… Lowell General Hospital recognizes employees who exemplify the vision, standards and culture of the hospital as part of its Star Performer of the…

Lowell General Implements State-of-the Art Food Waste Decomposition System

To support efforts to improve its environmental sustainability, Lowell General Hospital recently became the first hospital in Massachusetts to turn food waste into water with the implementation of the EnviroPure EPW food waste decomposition system. The system, a self-contained unit resembling a large commercial dishwasher, converts food waste into water with a state-of-the art technology using mechanical processing, oxygen and all-natural additives to accelerate food decomposition. The tank… To support efforts to improve its environmental sustainability, Lowell General Hospital recently became the first hospital in Massachusetts to turn…

Lowell General Hospital Awards Medical Staff Scholarships

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health ScienceLocal community scholars Nicole Lister of Pelham, New Hampshire and Gabriella Zabbo of Dracut were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2014 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, and civic efforts during their high school careers.Nicole Lister, daughter of Allison Lister, RN, Case Manager at Lowell General… Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health ScienceLocal community scholars Nicole Lister of Pelham, New Hampshire…

Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital

Lowell General Hospital celebrates the exceptional nurses who dedicate themselves to caring for others. We recognize these professionals for their ongoing commitment to our patients and the community. Nursing Excellence Awards During Nurses Week, we honor those who exemplify the unwavering commitment to patient care that is a hallmark of the nursing profession. FRONT row, left to right: Professional Practice: Bethany Belley, RN, MS2, Use of EMR Technology: Garda Burgwinkel, RN, Mother… Lowell General Hospital celebrates the exceptional nurses who dedicate themselves to caring for others. We recognize these professionals for their…

Lowell Community Health Center Achieves Top-Ranking Recognition

Lowell Community Health Center was recently recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a model of 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork, and technology to ensure a patient-centered healthcare experience. PCMH Recognition is about building meaningful patient relationships, making healthcare easier to access, and ensuring that care is of the highest quality.   Patient-Centered… Lowell Community Health Center was recently recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This recognition by the National…

VNA of Greater Lowell Participates in "We Honor Veterans" Program

The VNA of Greater Lowell participates in “We Honor Veterans,” a partnership between the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The project includes identifying patients who have a military history, educating clinicians in caring specifically for veterans, recognizing and thanking veterans for their service, and collaborating with veterans’ organizations in the community. The goal is to ensure that veterans have… The VNA of Greater Lowell participates in “We Honor Veterans,” a partnership between the National Hospice & Palliative Care…

VNA of Greater Lowell Launches Behavioral Health Home Care Program

Researchers estimate that one in four adults in the United States has a diagnosable mental illness. Behavioral health issues often impact a patient’s ability to manage – and can even worsen – his or her physical illness.“Some patients with a physical illness also have a mental health condition that complicates their recovery and coping skills,” says Rachel Chaddock, Executive Director of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Greater Lowell.Locally, the need for… Researchers estimate that one in four adults in the United States has a diagnosable mental illness. Behavioral health issues often impact a…

Lowell General Hospital and Four Surgeons Recognized as Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation

Lowell General Hospital and four of its surgeons – Dr. William Galvin, III, Dr. Nonnie-Marie Estella, Dr. Minerva Domingo and Dr. John Hughes – have been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation.To deliver on its vision of advancing minimally invasive gynecology worldwide, the AAGL, the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide, partnered with Surgical Review… Lowell General Hospital and four of its surgeons – Dr. William Galvin, III, Dr. Nonnie-Marie Estella, Dr. Minerva Domingo and Dr. John Hughes –…

Lowell General Hospital Proudly Sponsors Taylor's Message: The Dangers of Underage Binge Drinking

Lowell General Hospital will be sponsoring Taylor’s Message, a free program that shows first-hand the importance of teaching children about the dangers of underage drinking. The event is open to the public and takes place on Tuesday, May 6 from 7:00-9:00pm at Tewksbury High School at 320 Pleasant Street in Tewksbury. This program is part of Lowell General’s long standing and continued support of bringing important parent education programs to the Greater Lowell community.After… Lowell General Hospital will be sponsoring Taylor’s Message, a free program that shows first-hand the importance of teaching children about…

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