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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates:
Testing & Treatment available by appointment at all Urgent Care locations, including for college and travel requirements.
Please check our new visitor policy effective September 16.

News Releases

Man on phone

All Circle Health urgent care locations remain open, but ask patients to schedule by phone

As part of our continuing efforts to protect patients and staff from spread of COVID-19, Circle Health urgent cares will require patients with minor illnesses and injuries to schedule appointments by phone. As part of our continuing efforts to protect patients and staff from spread of COVID-19, Circle Health urgent cares will require patients with minor illnesses and injuries to schedule appointments by phone.
Rescheduling Elective procedures

Lowell General Hospital rescheduling non-urgent and elective clinical cases

As part of our hospital’s ongoing COVID-19 preparedness efforts, Lowell General Hospital is taking important steps to keep our patients and staff safe and to reduce the impending burden on our health care system. We are cancelling and rescheduling all non-urgent surgical procedures and care. Elective and non-urgent care is considered any procedure, test, therapy, or clinic visit that can be safely delayed, without threat to the health or safety of our patients. As part of our hospital’s ongoing COVID-19 preparedness efforts, Lowell General Hospital is taking important steps to keep our patients and staff safe and to reduce the impending burden on our health care system. We are cancelling and rescheduling all non-urgent surgical procedures and care. Elective and non-urgent care is considered any procedure, test, therapy, or clinic visit that can be safely delayed, without threat to the health or safety of our patients.
Saints mobile tent set up crew

Lowell General Hospital sets up mobile tent as part of COVID-19 response planning

In collaboration with Chelmsford Emergency Management and the City of Lowell, Lowell General Hospital will set up a tent at its Saints campus this weekend to accommodate additional testing when more tests become available In collaboration with Chelmsford Emergency Management and the City of Lowell, Lowell General Hospital will set up a tent at its Saints campus this weekend to accommodate additional testing when more tests become available
Patient with visitor bedside

Lowell General Hospital imposes visitor restrictions to protect patients, staff

Under guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Lowell Department of Public Health (DPH), Lowell General Hospital is implementing several measures in an effort to protect patients and staff and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Effectively immediately, visitors are limited to two (2) per patient and must be 18 years or older. The hospital encourages members of the community to refrain from visiting the hospital or outpatient centers unless they have a scheduled appointment or urgent need. Under guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Lowell Department of Public Health (DPH), Lowell General Hospital is implementing several measures in an effort to protect patients and staff and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Effectively immediately, visitors are limited to two (2) per patient and must be 18 years or older. The hospital encourages members of the community to refrain from visiting the hospital or outpatient centers unless they have a scheduled appointment or urgent need.
Dr. Mary Lynn Joe

Urgent Care Director Earns National Honor

When it comes to prescribing antibiotics appropriately, accurately and safely in an urgent care setting, Circle Health and is Medical Director of Urgent Care stand above the crowd. Dr. Mary Lynn Joe, MD, FACEP, is the first-ever recipient of the Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award given from the College of Urgent Care Medicine® (CUCM) in conjunction with the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and the Urgent Care Foundation (UFA). When it comes to prescribing antibiotics appropriately, accurately and safely in an urgent care setting, Circle Health and is Medical Director of Urgent Care stand above the crowd. Dr. Mary Lynn Joe, MD, FACEP, is the first-ever recipient of the Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award given from the College of Urgent Care Medicine® (CUCM) in conjunction with the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and the Urgent Care Foundation (UFA).
Blue Distinction for both Spine and Hip/Knee

Lowell General Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Spine, Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

Blue Cross Blue Shield has selected Lowell General Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, as well as Knee and Hip Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Blue Cross Blue Shield has selected Lowell General Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, as well as Knee and Hip Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
FYH Winter 2020 cover

Read our Winter 2020 issue of For Your Health magazine

"For Your Health" is Circle Health's free magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with information to help you make good health decisions. "For Your Health" is Circle Health's free magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with information to help you make good health decisions.
2020 ICU Gold Beacon Award for Excellence

Intensive Care Unit earns gold Beacon Award for Excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN has conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the intensive care unit at Lowell General Hospital. The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN has conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the intensive care unit at Lowell General Hospital. The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.
January 2020 Boston Top Docs magazine cover

Circle Health Physicians Among Boston Magazine’s 2020 Top Docs

Circle Health’s affiliated physicians are some of the best in New England in their respective fields. Boston Magazine’s annual Top Doctors list agrees — 13 Circle Health physicians were selected as Top Doctors in the January issue. Circle Health’s affiliated physicians are some of the best in New England in their respective fields. Boston Magazine’s annual Top Doctors list agrees — 13 Circle Health physicians were selected as Top Doctors in the January issue.
Virus or Bacteria

Virus or Bacteria

What has made you sick? With this busy flu season, there are many illnesses circulating that are caused by a virus and cannot be treated by antibiotics. What has made you sick? With this busy flu season, there are many illnesses circulating that are caused by a virus and cannot be treated by antibiotics.
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment cover

2019 Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three years Lowell General Hospital, the Greater Lowell Health Alliance, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell collaborate to create the Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment. The needs assessment analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of health services in the area, identifies barriers accessing health services, and provides recommendations to improve the health of area residents. Every three years Lowell General Hospital, the Greater Lowell Health Alliance, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell collaborate to create the Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment. The needs assessment analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of health services in the area, identifies barriers accessing health services, and provides recommendations to improve the health of area residents.
Donate Life Rose Parade Float 2019

View the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on January 1

As you spend your New Year’s Day morning watching the Rose Parade please be aware that Lowell General Hospital is a special part of this annual event. The theme for this year’s float is Light in the Darkness. Lowell General’s rose will carry the message Compassion Never Ends. We are proud to support New England Donor Services and the process of organ and tissue donation. As you spend your New Year’s Day morning watching the Rose Parade please be aware that Lowell General Hospital is a special part of this annual event. The theme for this year’s float is Light in the Darkness. Lowell General’s rose will carry the message Compassion Never Ends. We are proud to support New England Donor Services and the process of organ and tissue donation.

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