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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates:
Testing & Treatment available by appointment at all Urgent Care locations.
Visitor restrictions are in place. Please check our new visitor policy effective November 18.

Due to inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, December 5, our TEWKSBURY drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be closing at noon.
Patients with appointments in the afternoon have been notified and rescheduled.

News Releases

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…

Lowell General is Recognized as a Certified Participant in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC)(TM)

Lowell General Hospital has recently been recognized as a Certified Participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community. Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. In today's dynamic health care industry,… Lowell General Hospital has recently been recognized as a Certified Participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program…

Lowell General Hospital President and CEO Named Chair-Elect of Massachusetts Hospital Association

Lowell General Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, was recently sworn in as Chair-Elect of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) for the 2010-2011 term. A long-standing and active member of the MHA, Mr. Deschene previously served as Treasurer. The Massachusetts Hospital Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting… Lowell General Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, was recently sworn in as Chair-Elect of the…

Lowell Health Organizations Receive Grants

Posted on Lowell.com: 18 Jun 2010 04:33 AM PDT Patrick-Murray Administration awards $20 million in grants and rate increases to hospitals and community health centers, including Saints Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, and Lowell Community Health Center BOSTON — The Patrick-Murray Administration announced today that it has awarded $20 million in Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Funding to 39 hospitals and community health centers across the Commonwealth to enhance their ability… Posted on Lowell.com: 18 Jun 2010 04:33 AM PDT Patrick-Murray Administration awards $20 million in grants and rate increases to hospitals and…

Lowell General Hospital Awards Medical Staff Scholarships

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in the Field of Health Science Two young achievers were recently awarded with the Lowell General Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship this year. Sanyukta Inamdar of Chelmsford and Colleen Shea of Bradford, Mass. were named 2010 LGH Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. Each student demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, athletic, and civic efforts during their high school careers. The 2010 Annual Lowell… Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in the Field of Health Science Two young achievers were recently awarded with the Lowell…

TeamWalk for CancerCare Raises $716G for Local Cancer Patients

Outpouring of community support pushes fundraiser close to three-quarters of a million dollars Breaking all-time records, the 11th Annual TeamWalk for CancerCare hosted by Lowell General Hospital on May 16 collected $716,450 to provide services and support for local cancer patients and their families. The Merrimack Valley's largest single-day fundraising event brought more than 5,000 walkers, volunteers, and supporters to walk the 3- or 6.2-mile route through historic downtown Lowell and… Outpouring of community support pushes fundraiser close to three-quarters of a million dollars Breaking all-time records, the 11th Annual…

LGH celebrates launch of $95M expansion project

Annual Meeting Highlights Growth and $95 Million Renovation  Lowell General Hospital president and chief executive officer (5th from the right) was joined by members of the hospital's governing board in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a $95 million expansion project beginning this summer on the hospital's Lowell campus. Published in the Lowell Sun Metro 05/19/2010, Page A01  By Dennis Shaughnessey LOWELL - In the shadow of the buildings where physicians and nurses are busy ministering… Annual Meeting Highlights Growth and $95 Million Renovation  Lowell General Hospital president and chief executive officer (5th from the right)…

LGH's Dr. Pasanen Named Chair of 2010 Merrimack Valley Start! Heart Walk

Join us: Saturday, October, 16th!  Wayne Pasanen MD, FACEP, FASAM, has been Vice President of Medical Affairs at Lowell General Hospital since 1993. Dr.Pasanen has served as an Emergency Medicine physician for 33 years and as Emergency Department Director for 28 years. In addition to having served thousands of heart and stroke patients over his career, Dr. Pasanen has been a heart patient himself. He underwent triple by-pass surgery in September, 2009 and has the unique perspective of having… Join us: Saturday, October, 16th!  Wayne Pasanen MD, FACEP, FASAM, has been Vice President of Medical Affairs at Lowell General Hospital since…

NIH News: Improve Risk Assessment for Heart Disease

Adding Coronary Calcium Score to Traditional Risk Factors Improves Risk Assessment for Heart Disease The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health issued a press release which states that including a coronary artery calcium score in a risk assessment for future heart disease events, such as heart attacks, provides a better estimate in some populations than a standard coronary risk factors assessment, according to research supported by the National Heart,… Adding Coronary Calcium Score to Traditional Risk Factors Improves Risk Assessment for Heart Disease The U.S. Department of Health and Human…

Treating Patients and Presidents Alike: Artery repair for heart disease

In light of the recently publicized health condition of President Clinton, it may be helpful to understand a few things regarding heart disease and the procedures used to treat patients who developed symptoms of coronary disease. A Lowell General Hospital cardiovascular specialist, Kirk MacNaught, MD, FACC, of Merrimack Valley Cardiology provides this basic understanding of heart disease as well as the advanced treatments used for treating it.   In light of the recently publicized health condition of President Clinton, it may be helpful to understand a few things regarding heart disease and…

LGH Staff on the Front Lines of Haitian Medical Relief

Suzanne Forte, BSN, RN and Gary Loudermilk, BSN, RN, both from the LGH Emergency Department, made preparations to leave for their medical relief mission to Haiti last Friday. On Sunday, February 7, a caring team of 11 doctors, nurses and medical specialists from throughout the area gathered as many medical supplies as possible and boarded a plane bound for Haiti, as part of a medical relief mission through the American College of Surgeons. The entire trip was underwritten through a generous… Suzanne Forte, BSN, RN and Gary Loudermilk, BSN, RN, both from the LGH Emergency Department, made preparations to leave for their medical relief…

Lowell General Hospital Verified as a Level III Trauma Center

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Completes Onsite Review and Confirms Enhanced Status Lowell General Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement underscores the dedication of the hospital to ensure faster access to advanced care and immediate intervention for life-threatening events. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria… American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Completes Onsite Review and Confirms Enhanced Status Lowell General Hospital has been verified…

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