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The LGH Surgical Services Team Donated Time and Expertise as Part of a Ugandan Humanitarian Effort

It takes a team for any surgery to come together. And when a patient comes from the other side of the world, there are many people to help.Members of Lowell General Hospital's surgical services team recently donated their time and expertise as part of a Ugandan humanitarian effort to restore mobility for a man who is a leader in development and training in his native country.Mwalimu Musheshe, PhD, is the chairman and co-founder of the Uganda Rural Development and Training Program in the… It takes a team for any surgery to come together. And when a patient comes from the other side of the world, there are many people to help.Members…

Golfers in 16th Annual LGH Challenge Golf Tournament Raise $408,000 for Legacy Fund

Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised by the LGH Golf Challenge. The tournament, in its sixteenth year, was held under sunny skies on August 29th at The International in Bolton, MA.Golfers enjoyed the challenging terrain of both The Pines and The Oaks Courses, a barbecue lunch, special gifts and contests and an auction and awards dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit The… Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised…

Lowell General Hospital Pays Tribute to 9/11 with 2,996 Peace Cranes

According to an old Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. The Spiritual Care Committee at Lowell General Hospital set forth its Peace Crane Project with a goal of making one thousand origami cranes, symbolizing peace, for the memorial celebration of the tenth anniversary of the events on September 11, 2001.The idea for the Peace Crane Project stemmed from the inspiring story of a Japanese girl who set out to fold one thousand cranes with a wish… According to an old Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. The Spiritual Care Committee at Lowell…

Merrimack Valley Moms Hosting New Blog Contest

Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are sponsoring the Merrimack Valley Moms Blog Contest from August 24, 2011 to October 7, 2011. All area mothers are invited to enter. The contest will culminate with four to six moms winning $250 each and being selected as featured mommy bloggers for the Merrimack Valley Region.To enter the contest, visit Lowell General Hospital's Facebook page and become a fan by clicking the Like button. Upload a video or… Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are sponsoring the Merrimack Valley Moms Blog Contest from…

U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals

We are pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals ranking identified Lowell General Hospital among the high-performing hospitals in the nation for Gynecology Services with a rating among the top 16 Metropolitan Boston hospitals. This newest ranking is a testament to the scope and breadth of services provided at Lowell General Hospital as well as the talented physicians who trust in us to support them in surgery, diagnostic care and treatment. Click here… We are pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals ranking identified Lowell General Hospital among the…

Cleverley + Associates Top 100 Community Value Provider

The ability for our patients to receive the highest quality care within the community setting is one of the core reasons we have been named a Cleverley + Associates Top 100 Community Value Provider for the sixth consecutive year. This attention to cost-value while providing exceptional clinical care comparable, and at times better than higher-cost providers, helps us to thrive in today's healthcare environment and reassures our patients that they may confidently choose Lowell General… The ability for our patients to receive the highest quality care within the community setting is one of the core reasons we have been named a…

LGH Named 2011 Most Wired Hospitals in the Nation

Recognized for Core Achievements in Health Information Technology Lowell General Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Among the nation's Most Wired hospitals, it is making progress towards greater health information technology (IT) adoption which promotes improved care and data collection to support safety, quality and… Recognized for Core Achievements in Health Information Technology Lowell General Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired…

Local Junior Girl Scout Troop Donates Activity Kits to the Emergency Department

Kids Taking Care of KidsEight girls, Amanda Bakas, Katheryn Campbell, Janessa Curran, Rebecca Doiron, Christina Gray, Jennah Hamze, Madelyn Jezersk and Megan Marchionda from the Dracut Junior Girl Scout Troop 60292 worked hard all year earning their "Bronze Award", the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. After months of preliminary work that included each girl spending approximately 25 hours of work earning five different badges, their work culminated in a service project for Lowell… Kids Taking Care of KidsEight girls, Amanda Bakas, Katheryn Campbell, Janessa Curran, Rebecca Doiron, Christina Gray, Jennah Hamze, Madelyn Jezersk…

ABC News Reports that Lowell General is One of the Best Hospitals in the Nation for Weight Loss Surgery

Thinking of bariatric surgery? Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized by ABC-TV among the nation's leading hospital's for weight loss surgery. According to this report, patients who went to the top ranked hospitals had shorter hospital stays and a smaller bill for the procedure. Click here for more information. Learn more about our Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery. Read and listen to Success Stories from our patients. Thinking of bariatric surgery? Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized by ABC-TV among the nation's leading hospital's for weight loss…

Lowell General Hospital President and CEO Normand E. Deschene to Chair Massachusetts Hospital Association Board; Calls for Unity, Progress

Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been named the 71st Chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association Board of Trustees at MHA's Annual Meeting. He succeeds Dennis D. Keefe, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, who held the one-year post from June 2010. In his inaugural speech, Deschene said that he will work to be a unifier of the hospital community in this time of intense change and increased pressure to slow healthcare costs. "Every member of MHA… Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been named the 71st Chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association…

Cancer Center Celebrates Fourth Annual Survivorship Day

Community gathers for spirit of survivors at Lowell General Hospital On June 8, 2011 patients, families, friends, hospital staff and most of all, survivors, gathered together in Lowell General Hospital's Clark Auditorium to celebrate the spirit of cancer survivors. Organized by the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, the 4th annual Survivorship Day drew a crowd of over 100 people to enjoy a night filled with the perseverance and strength of survivorship. Complete with food, music,… Community gathers for spirit of survivors at Lowell General Hospital On June 8, 2011 patients, families, friends, hospital staff and most of all,…

Lowell General Hospital Named a Top Place to Work by Boston Business Journal

Elevates Ranking Among the Top 25 Large Businesses in MassachusettsLowell General Hospital is proud to be honored for the second year among 25 large businesses included in the Boston Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work list. The community-owned hospital with 2,000 employees placed fifteenth of all large businesses in Massachusetts."Our employees are front and center of the many accomplishments of Lowell General Hospital; making us an employer of choice, a positive place to work, and… Elevates Ranking Among the Top 25 Large Businesses in MassachusettsLowell General Hospital is proud to be honored for the second year among 25…

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