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Lowell General Hospital Ball for Community Health Initiatives Raises Over $217,000 to Support Local Health and Wellness Programs

A sold out crowd of 550 guests celebrated Lowell General Hospital’s 8th Annual Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The event, held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, raised over $217,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs which benefit residents of the Greater Lowell community. “This year’s ball carried on the tradition of being an incredible night where everyone came together to support organizations that are doing terrific work in our… A sold out crowd of 550 guests celebrated Lowell General Hospital’s 8th Annual Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 2, 2013.…

Lowell General Hospital Lifts Flu-Related Visitor Restrictions

Due to a significant decrease in the number of influenza cases in the Greater Lowell community and throughout Massachusetts, Lowell General Hospital announced today that it has lifted the flu-related visitor restrictions implemented in early January. Hospital representatives offered thanks to members of the community for their patience and support during this period. Learn more about influenza: Flu Information and Flu Q&A with Dr. Sidebottom. Due to a significant decrease in the number of influenza cases in the Greater Lowell community and throughout Massachusetts, Lowell General…

Circle Health Appoints David Pickul, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Circle Health, the parent organization of Lowell General Hospital, recently announced the appointment of North Andover resident David Pickul, MD to the role of Chief Medical Officer for Circle Health, effective March 1, 2013. In this new senior leadership role, Dr. Pickul will focus on Circle Health network development and physician alignment, working to build and strengthen strategic relationships among provider groups including the Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization… Circle Health, the parent organization of Lowell General Hospital, recently announced the appointment of North Andover resident David Pickul, MD to…

Read our latest issue of For Your Health Magazine

"For Your Health" is Lowell General Hospital's free magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with information to help you make good health decisions. In this issue, you will learn about: The Legacy Project is Complete  New options available for gall bladder removal Center for Weight Management opens a second office in North Andover Winter Health & Wellness programs Read the most recent, and back issues, of For Your Health magazine "For Your Health" is Lowell General Hospital's free magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with…

Lowell General Hospital's Radiation Oncology Team Earns ACR Accreditation

Lowell General Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient's pain.The ACR is the nation's oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with nearly 500 accredited sites… Lowell General Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the…

FREE WEBINAR: Quit Smoking for Your Baby

Did you know that smoking can cause low birth weight, asthma and other respiratory complications in infants and children? This FREE webinar is specifically designed for pregnant women, their partners, and families, to provide you with facts, not opinions, about the dangers of smoking while pregnant and even after the baby is born. We will provide you with information on: The harmful effects of tobacco to the newborn and the importance of prenatal care The dangers of secondhand smoke The… Did you know that smoking can cause low birth weight, asthma and other respiratory complications in infants and children? This FREE webinar is…

Flu Season Visitor Guidelines

The spread of seasonal influenza in our community has prompted Lowell General Hospital and other healthcare providers across the state to take special measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors. As a result, we have decided to limit visitors to hospital inpatient units during the flu season effective Friday, January 11, 2013. Learn more with our Flu Q&A with Dr. Sidebottom and general Flu Information. The spread of seasonal influenza in our community has prompted Lowell General Hospital and other healthcare providers across the state to take…

Lowell General Opens New Emergency Department and Trauma Center on December 19, 2012

Lowell General Hospital opened the new Hanson Family Emergency Department and Trauma Center on the first floor of the Dahod Building on Wednesday, December 19. Named for longtime hospital supporters Rick and Martha Hanson and their family, the new area helps Lowell General deliver on its promise to provide the highest quality emergency care to residents in the Merrimack Valley. The opening also signifies the official completion of the historical 200,000 square foot expansion project that has… Lowell General Hospital opened the new Hanson Family Emergency Department and Trauma Center on the first floor of the Dahod Building on Wednesday,…

Lowell General Hospital Welcomes First Baby Born in New Labor & Delivery Unit

Lowell General Hospital announced that the first baby has been born at its new Labor and Delivery Unit, which officially opened on the fifth floor of the Dahod building at the hospital's main campus on Monday, October 29, 2012. Sarah Cadotte and her husband Ryan of Pepperell, Massachusetts welcomed a baby girl, the second child for the couple. Photo Caption: Sarah Cadotte and her husband Ryan of Pepperell, Massachusetts with their new baby, Michelle. Lowell General Hospital's new Labor and… Lowell General Hospital announced that the first baby has been born at its new Labor and Delivery Unit, which officially opened on the fifth floor…

Expecting? Lowell General Opened New Labor and Delivery Unit on October 29, 2012

Lowell General Hospital has opened a new Labor and Delivery Unit on the top floor of the new Dahod Building on October 29, 2012. The new unit features larger, private patient rooms, where laboring moms and their families can relax and bond. In-room showers and other amenities create a soothing, gracious environment. Photo: Elizabeth Lydstone, RN, BS, MS-HA, Director of Maternal Child Health Services; Dr. William Galvin, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Michelle Donovan, RN, Clinical… Lowell General Hospital has opened a new Labor and Delivery Unit on the top floor of the new Dahod Building on October 29, 2012. The new unit…

Lowell General Hospital named 64th in Modern Healthcare's fifth annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Healthcare Industry on a National Level Lowell General Hospital recently announced it has placed 64th in Modern Healthcare's 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards. The magazine's annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes employers for creating workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible patient care and services. "This is an… Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Healthcare Industry on a National Level Lowell General Hospital recently announced it has placed…

Important Information Related to Meningitis Outbreak

Today, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and like hospitals across the country, Lowell General Hospital is sending letters to patients who may have been treated with any New England Compounding Center (NECC) medications on or after May 21, 2012. These medications have not been linked in any way to the national meningitis outbreak. This action is being taken strictly as a precaution to notify patients. In the letter, we are advising these patients to contact their… Today, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and like hospitals across the country, Lowell General Hospital is sending…

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