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LGH Recognized by Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Hospital honored for participation in QuitWorks Smoking Cessation Program The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP) are proud to recognize Lowell General Hospital for their participation in QuitWorks. QuitWorks is a free stop-smoking service available to health care providers that helps Massachusetts smokers receive the counseling and support necessary to help them quit."We know that people are looking for help… Hospital honored for participation in QuitWorks Smoking Cessation Program The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the…

The Boston Globe names Lowell General Hospital to Globe 100's Top Places to Work '09

Lowell General Hospital has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the second annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work '09 magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 8. Click here to find the report online. Produced by the same team that compiles the 22-year-old Globe 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Massachusetts, the Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in… Lowell General Hospital has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the second annual employee-based survey project from The…

Technology Changing the Patient Experience

Thanks to the newly installed Skylight Access® Interactive Patient System at Lowell General Hospital, new parents are learning tips for newborn care, hospitalized teens are accessing the Internet (with parental approval), and patients and their visitors are watching Movies On Demand. "Lowell General Hospital is proud to offer this interactive patient entertainment and education system as a free service for all patients," says Chris Karski, General Manager of Hospitality and Support Services.… Thanks to the newly installed Skylight Access® Interactive Patient System at Lowell General Hospital, new parents are learning tips for newborn…

Area's First 'Single-Port' Weight-loss Surgery Performed

Area's First ‘Single-Port' Weight-loss Surgery Performed at Lowell GeneralAdvanced scarless technique also being used for gallbladder removal Chief of General Surgery Michael Jiser, MD, performed the first single-port laparoscopic gastric banding surgery in July at Lowell General Hospital - the first community hospital in the region to employ this advanced technique in weight-loss surgery. In the minimally invasive single-port procedure, the surgeon operates through a single incision in the… Area's First ‘Single-Port' Weight-loss Surgery Performed at Lowell GeneralAdvanced scarless technique also being used for gallbladder…

The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital Enhances Radiation Oncology in Greater Lowell and Merrimack Valley

Radiation therapy planning and delivery improves with addition of Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT Simulator The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital recently enhanced its radiation therapy program by introducing the Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT Simulator. The latest investment in cancer-fighting equipment provides the most advanced imaging technology available today to assist in proper positioning and planning of radiation therapy treatments. After extensive training, cancer center… Radiation therapy planning and delivery improves with addition of Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT Simulator The Cancer Center at Lowell General…

Do you like to knit or crochet? Join our Prayer Shawl Group!

Prayer shawl ministry is a form of providing comfort and healing to others by way of a shawl which has been knit or crocheted with blessings and prayers for the person who may receive it. To support this ministry, we host a prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group, with meetings held regularly on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Prayer shawl ministry is a form of providing comfort and healing to others by way of a shawl which has been knit or crocheted with blessings and…

LGH's Own "Big Losers" Reclaim Their Lives

Gastric Bypass Gives Wendy and Don Sheppard New Bodies, Confidence, Vitality When asked what's next after winning the Super Bowl, professional athletes proclaim, "I'm going to Disneyworld!" When Don and Wendy Sheppard lost more than 440 lbs. between them after gastric bypass surgery, they also celebrated their victory with a trip to the iconic Florida theme park. "And we fit into every single ride!" Don says. It wasn't always that way. In 2006, Wendy weighed in at 400 lbs. at her annual… Gastric Bypass Gives Wendy and Don Sheppard New Bodies, Confidence, Vitality When asked what's next after winning the Super Bowl, professional…

Lowell General Hospital Executive Takes State and Local Leadership Positions

Winfield S. Brown, Vice President of Administration for Lowell General Hospital was elected President of the Healthcare Management Association of Massachusetts. HCMA is a professional association providing executive-level managers of healthcare institutions with opportunities for professional collegiality and continuing education. HCMA is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is the premier association in New England for healthcare executives with more… Winfield S. Brown, Vice President of Administration for Lowell General Hospital was elected President of the Healthcare Management Association of…

A Gift of Art and Inspiration Comes to Lowell General's Cancer Center

Chelmsford's Kevin Campbell and family commission mural to honor the memory of their loved one and her caregivers On June 8, 2009, the installation of a 15-paneled mural was completed with a dedication ceremony at the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. The commissioned piece of inspirational artwork was a means to honor the life of a courageous woman and cancer patient, Joanne Campbell of Chelmsford, as well as the many caregivers at the Cancer Center and the patients who pass through… Chelmsford's Kevin Campbell and family commission mural to honor the memory of their loved one and her caregivers On June 8, 2009, the…

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