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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…

Treating Patients and Presidents Alike: Artery repair for heart disease

In light of the recently publicized health condition of President Clinton, it may be helpful to understand a few things regarding heart disease and the procedures used to treat patients who developed symptoms of coronary disease. A Lowell General Hospital cardiovascular specialist, Kirk MacNaught, MD, FACC, of Merrimack Valley Cardiology provides this basic understanding of heart disease as well as the advanced treatments used for treating it.   In light of the recently publicized health condition of President Clinton, it may be helpful to understand a few things regarding heart disease and…

LGH Staff on the Front Lines of Haitian Medical Relief

Suzanne Forte, BSN, RN and Gary Loudermilk, BSN, RN, both from the LGH Emergency Department, made preparations to leave for their medical relief mission to Haiti last Friday. On Sunday, February 7, a caring team of 11 doctors, nurses and medical specialists from throughout the area gathered as many medical supplies as possible and boarded a plane bound for Haiti, as part of a medical relief mission through the American College of Surgeons. The entire trip was underwritten through a generous… Suzanne Forte, BSN, RN and Gary Loudermilk, BSN, RN, both from the LGH Emergency Department, made preparations to leave for their medical relief…

Lowell General Hospital Verified as a Level III Trauma Center

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Completes Onsite Review and Confirms Enhanced Status Lowell General Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement underscores the dedication of the hospital to ensure faster access to advanced care and immediate intervention for life-threatening events. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria… American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Completes Onsite Review and Confirms Enhanced Status Lowell General Hospital has been verified…

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…

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