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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…

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

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…

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