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Circle Health Dracut building

Complete Connected Care comes to Dracut September 17

Circle Health is opening a new 27,000-square foot outpatient center at the corner of Broadway (Route 113) and Loon Hill Road on Monday, September 17. The three-story medical building will include a Circle Health Urgent Care, a patient service center for lab testing, ultrasounds, and x-rays, primary care and OB/GYN physician practices, and diabetes and endocrinology specialty services. Now, you’ll have easy access to the best healthcare services all in one location, in partnership with Lowell… Circle Health is opening a new 27,000-square foot outpatient center at the corner of Broadway (Route 113) and Loon Hill Road on Monday, September…
New Tufts Ceo Apkon

Michael Apkon, MD, PhD named new CEO of Tufts Medical Center

Leader of One of World’s Best Pediatric Systems Comes Home to Massachusetts An acclaimed health care administrator, physician and researcher who has held leadership positions at three of the top academic medical centers in North America will become the next Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. Tufts MC’s Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Michael Apkon, MD, PhD, MBA, who currently serves as President and CEO for The Hospital… Leader of One of World’s Best Pediatric Systems Comes Home to Massachusetts An acclaimed health care administrator, physician and researcher who…
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Important tips for preventing heatstroke

Heatstroke and heat-related illnesses are preventable, but very dangerous if not treated quickly. Heatstroke is a condition caused by over-heating of the body, often marked by high fever and eventually losing consciousness. The body’s natural cooling mechanisms are overcome with prolonged exposure to heat, and slowly body functions begin to shut down. If untreated, major organs could potentially start to shut down as well. The internal body temperature of someone affected by heatstroke is… Heatstroke and heat-related illnesses are preventable, but very dangerous if not treated quickly. Heatstroke is a condition caused by over-heating…
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Wellforce and Home Health Foundation announce partnership plans

Home Health Foundation will become Wellforce member; together organizations will create enhanced vision for home health and hospice services Today, Wellforce and Home Health Foundation (HHF) announced that Home Health Foundation will become the fourth member of Wellforce and together the organizations will expand and enhance post-acute services in Eastern Massachusetts with a focus north of Boston into Southern New Hampshire and Maine. This partnership, which will eventually include… Home Health Foundation will become Wellforce member; together organizations will create enhanced vision for home health and hospice…
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Mill City Grows partnership improving access to healthy food

Circle Health and Mill City Grows are partnering to improve access to healthy foods this summer. Mill City Grows is a Lowell based non-profit that creates and manages community gardens, urban farms, school garden programs, and hold educational programs. Their goal is to create a food secure community that promotes the ability to grow, consume, and distribute healthy, locally produced food on protected land. At the 2017 Circle Health Ball for Community Initiatives, Mill City Grows was the… Circle Health and Mill City Grows are partnering to improve access to healthy foods this summer. Mill City Grows is a Lowell based non-profit that…
Apple Health

Circle Health partners with Apple to provide access to health records on the iPhone

Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital now support Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose. iPhone users with operating system iOS 11.3 or later and an active account on the Circle Health Patient Portal can now download and see their health records in a simple, chronological timeline view. The information displayed on… Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital now support Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Apple…
Get With the Guidelines Stroke 2018

Lowell General honored for outstanding stroke care

Lowell General Hospital’s main and Saints campuses were recently recognized by both the American Heart Association and Massachusetts Department of Public Health for outstanding care of patients suffering a stroke, which is the fourth-leading cause of death in the Commonwealth and a leading cause of adult disability. The Department of Public Health recognized the hospital with The Modified Rankin Scale greater than or equal to 85% Award from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, a… Lowell General Hospital’s main and Saints campuses were recently recognized by both the American Heart Association and Massachusetts Department of…
Teamwalk Check presentation

TeamWalk raises $825,000 for cancer patients

Thousands of walkers were treated to a picture perfect spring Sunday, June 10, at the Tsongas Center to walk the historic streets of the Mill City for the 19th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare. Walkers and donors raised $825,000 at this year’s event, money that goes directly to supporting cancer patients undergoing treatment at Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center.“The groups that come out each year to support TeamWalk are true partners in our efforts to provide the best possible cancer… Thousands of walkers were treated to a picture perfect spring Sunday, June 10, at the Tsongas Center to walk the historic streets of the Mill City…
Medical Staff Scholarships recipients

Medical Staff Scholarships awarded to standout students from Lowell, Tyngsboro

Nicholas McPadden, Dr. Richard Birkhead, president of the medical staff, and Dennise Annan Local Students Dennise Annan of Lowell and Nicholas McPadden of Tyngsboro have been named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2018 Medical Staff Scholarship winners. The Medical Staff Scholarship program provides financial support to students pursuing higher education in the field of health science. Students are recognized for exceptional accomplishments in academic, cultural and civic pursuits during their… Nicholas McPadden, Dr. Richard Birkhead, president of the medical staff, and Dennise Annan Local Students Dennise Annan of Lowell and Nicholas…
For Your Health cover, spring 2018

Read our Spring 2018 issue of For Your Health magazine

"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: Circle Health awards grants to address public health priorities across Greater Lowell New Travel Medicine program can keep you on the move across the world Modern treatments reduce pain, speed recovery of aching hands and arms Thyroid biopsy program provides on-site… "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…
Nursing Excellence winners

Lowell General Hospital presents annual Nursing Excellence Awards

During Nurses Week every May, Lowell General Hospital honors those nurses who exemplify the unwavering commitment to patient care that is a hallmark of the nursing profession. In addition, Lowell General presents the Florence Nightingale Award to a nurse who emulates the enduring symbol of Florence Nightingale herself and represents the mission, hopes and expectations of the nursing profession to its members and to the world at large. 2018 Florence Nightingale Award Susan O’Brien, Clinical… During Nurses Week every May, Lowell General Hospital honors those nurses who exemplify the unwavering commitment to patient care that is a…
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Tackling typhoid fever at Circle Health Urgent Care

Typhoid fever, a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi, recently made headlines when a case was confirmed at a daycare in Quincy, MA. The illness is fairly rare in the United States, with most cases occurring in people who travel internationally to the developing world, where it is far more common due to poorer hygiene and contaminated water. Circle Health Urgent Care centers in Westford and Billerica now offer Travel Medicine services to help protect… Typhoid fever, a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi, recently made headlines when a case was confirmed at a daycare…

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