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2018 Healthcare's Most Wired

Lowell General Hospital Named 2018 HealthCare’s Most Wired® Recipient

Lowell General Hospital has once again been recognized as one of HealthCare’s Most Wired for its strategic use of cutting-edge technology across the health system. Lowell General Hospital has once again been recognized as one of HealthCare’s Most Wired for its strategic use of cutting-edge technology across the health system.
Circle Health grant helps Lowell students make fitness more fun

Circle Health grant helps Lowell students make fitness more fun

Exercise is good for everyone, but not everyone gets enough. Obesity has been identified as a top health issue in Greater Lowell, so Lowell General is doing its part to promote health and fitness for students across the Merrimack Valley. Exercise is good for everyone, but not everyone gets enough. Obesity has been identified as a top health issue in Greater Lowell, so Lowell General is doing its part to promote health and fitness for students across the Merrimack Valley.
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A Lung Cancer Screening That Could Save a Smoker’s Life

Currently, lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States and worldwide. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect time to discuss prevention and actions to help reduce the impact of this deadly disease. Currently, lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States and worldwide. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect time to discuss prevention and actions to help reduce the impact of this deadly disease.
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Stay healthy this holiday season - get your flu shot now

Influenza (flu) is an unwelcome part of the holiday season, often spreading with the arrival of cold weather and sidelining many people from enjoying festive activities. However, by taking certain precautions we can ward off infections and stay healthy. The best way to avoid the flu is by getting vaccinated each year, which can keep you from getting sick or make your symptoms milder, especially if you have a serious chronic health condition. Remember, it's not too late to get vaccinated. Flu… Influenza (flu) is an unwelcome part of the holiday season, often spreading with the arrival of cold weather and sidelining many people from…
Lowell General Hospital’s FY 2019-2020 Community Benefit Implementation Strategy Plan

Lowell General Hospital’s FY 2019-2020 Community Benefit Implementation Strategy Plan

Lowell General Hospital is committed to improving the overall health status of our community, and to specifically address the health problems of at-risk and medically under-served populations of Greater Lowell. This mission is achieved by identifying existing and future health needs in the community and addressing them through health initiatives, including education, prevention and screening programs; many times in collaboration with key partners from across the Greater Lowell… Lowell General Hospital is committed to improving the overall health status of our community, and to specifically address the health problems of…
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Lowell General Emergency Department Patients to Suffer Under Question 1

Proposal would limit ED capacity at Lowell General, reducing access to critical care BOSTON, MA – October 10, 2018 – Lowell General Hospital announced today its opposition to mandated nurse staffing ratios, citing the devastating impacts these rigid government requirements would have on the hospital’s ability to provide emergency care to patients. Slated to be Question 1 on the ballot this November, these unnecessary and unfounded staffing requirements will dramatically increase emergency… Proposal would limit ED capacity at Lowell General, reducing access to critical care BOSTON, MA – October 10, 2018 – Lowell General Hospital…
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Cancer Center celebrates 20 years of compassionate care

Luisa Gemma shares her journey with fellow survivors The Cancer Center celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 22 with a special day of festivities dedicated to local survivors and families touched by cancer. Patients and their families came together to celebrate survivorship and enjoyed uplifting music by Big Blue Sky with our own Alex Michaels of the Physical Therapy Department, as well as local acapella group New England Voices in Harmony, whose energy and tone provided a… Luisa Gemma shares her journey with fellow survivors The Cancer Center celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 22 with a special…
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Lowell General Hospital to honor Cancer Center’s 20th anniversary with survivors, caregivers

Lowell General Hospital will honor local survivors and families touched by cancer to mark the Cancer Center’s 20th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the center’s parking lot at the hospital’s main campus at 295 Varnum Ave. When Lowell General Hospital first opened the Cancer Center in 1998, it was one of the first of its kind in New England – a multidisciplinary cancer center practicing the patient-centered care model of Boston tertiary hospitals in a community… Lowell General Hospital will honor local survivors and families touched by cancer to mark the Cancer Center’s 20th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 2…
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Circle Health Adds a New Level of Connected Care to the Dracut Community

For people in and around Dracut, Complete connected care is now available at the corner of Broadway and Loon Hill road. Circle Health Dracut will give patient easy access to urgent care, patient service center with labs and x-rays, a primary care physician and OB/Gyn practice under one roof. The new, 27,000 square foot facility at the corner of Broadway and Loon Hill Road will also include the Diabetes and Endocrine Center. “This new center is the latest example of how we can expand… For people in and around Dracut, Complete connected care is now available at the corner of Broadway and Loon Hill road. Circle Health Dracut will…
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Lowell General Hospital announces devastating impacts of ballot question 1

Government mandated nurse staffing ratios would cost the hospital $15.1 million in Year 1 BOSTON, MA – Lowell General Hospital today announced the significant negative impact mandated nurse staffing ratios would have on its viability and capacity to provide safe, quality care to patients across the region. Question 1 on the ballot this November requires rigid staffing ratios that will devastate community hospitals and behavioral health facilities across Massachusetts. “Our region counts… Government mandated nurse staffing ratios would cost the hospital $15.1 million in Year 1 BOSTON, MA – Lowell General Hospital today announced…
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Lowell General awarded $600,000 to expand access to treatment for opioid use

Lowell General Hospital has been awarded a $606,609 grant by the state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) to expand access to treatment for people suffering from opioid-use disorder (OUD). The grant is one of 15 selected from a competitive pool of applicants to the HPC’s SHIFT-Care Challenge. The program is a $10 million investment by the state that aims to decrease the use of costly and avoidable hospital care through innovative, evidence-based care delivery models. Lowell General Hospital’s… Lowell General Hospital has been awarded a $606,609 grant by the state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) to expand access to treatment for people…
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Read our Autumn 2018 issue of For Your Health

"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. In this issue, you will learn about: Convenient Care Arrives in Dracut New Diabetes and Endocrine Center Brings Integrated Care to Patients Weight Loss Surgery Sets Lowell Woman on Path to Good Health Tufts Medical Center Specialists Keep Advanced Care Close to Home After 20 years, Cancer Center and… "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…

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