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2018 Cupola Award Recipients

2018 Cupola Award recipients honored for leadership

Each year, Lowell General Hospital employees nominate managers and supervisors for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the organization. The Rewards and Recognition Council vote for the year’s Cupola Award recipients based on the nominees’ abilities to meet the hospital’s Standards of Performance and the dimensions of Completed connected care through personal stories or specific actions shared by the nominees’ team. We are proud to announce this year’s Cupola Award recipients:… Each year, Lowell General Hospital employees nominate managers and supervisors for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the…
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Circle Health Urgent Care Centers now offer Travel Medicine services

Traveling to another country, whether one is visiting family, going sightseeing or working, can be an exciting adventure. To help ensure travelers stay healthy and have enjoyable trips free from illness, Circle Health’s Urgent Care Centers in Billerica and Westford now offer comprehensive Travel Medicine services for adults and children. This service includes necessary vaccinations and prescriptions for recommended medications. Travel medicine will also be available later this year at the new… Traveling to another country, whether one is visiting family, going sightseeing or working, can be an exciting adventure. To help ensure travelers…
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Join TeamWalk for CancerCare on June 10

Lowell General Hospital will hold its 19th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare on Sunday, June 10. Since its inception in 2000, TeamWalk has raised more than $12 million dollars to help over 25,000 patients. Each and every dollar raised stays within the communities the hospital serves, helping our friends, family members and co-workers. TeamWalk funds make a difference in the lives of today’s cancer patients by paying for medications, nutritional supplements, wigs and prostheses, skilled nursing… Lowell General Hospital will hold its 19th annual TeamWalk for CancerCare on Sunday, June 10. Since its inception in 2000, TeamWalk has raised more…
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and an estimated 800,000 Americans will experience one within this year. Less than a third will arrive in the emergency room within three hours, which is the optimal time period for better outcomes. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which aims to increase public awareness about risk factors and the warning signs of stroke. Ten modifiable risk factors account for 90 percent of strokes, with high blood pressure accounting for nearly 48… Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and an estimated 800,000 Americans will experience one within this year. Less than a third will…
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Bridge to Wellness™ oncology survivorship program

For the great majority of cancer patients, the end of treatment is not the end of their symptoms. Many of these patients will continue to experience problems with functional ability, sleep, rest, strength and fatigue, unmanaged nausea and pain, constipation and neuropathy. In an effort to better care for these patients, the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center and Body Destinations, a Tyngsborough-based integrative therapy business, recently completed a year-long, grant-funded oncology… For the great majority of cancer patients, the end of treatment is not the end of their symptoms. Many of these patients will continue to…
Dr. Katz on Channel 10

Cutting edge cancer care featured on NBC 10

Dr. Matthew Katz, medical director of radiation oncology at the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, was recently featured on the Wellness Report on NBC10 and NECN for his use of a gel that can make prostate radiation treatment shorter and safer. Watch Dr. Katz on the Wellness Report Dr. Katz is one of the first radiation oncologists in New England to use the technique, which allows eligible prostate cancer patients to reduce treatment time from 9 weeks to as little as 5½ weeks. For the… Dr. Matthew Katz, medical director of radiation oncology at the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, was recently featured on the Wellness Report…
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New Wellforce Care Plan enrolls MassHealth members

As of March 1, 2018, MassHealth members who have Circle Health or Lowell General Hospital primary care providers (PCPs) were automatically enrolled into the new Wellforce Care Plan. Benefits remain the same as with MassHealth, such as behavioral health services and free rides for emergencies, along with a few additional services. The Wellforce Care Plan is a MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Partnership Plan, which also includes Fallon Health, a leading health services company.… As of March 1, 2018, MassHealth members who have Circle Health or Lowell General Hospital primary care providers (PCPs) were automatically enrolled…
Circle Health Ball 2018

Circle Health Ball raises record amount to address public health priorities across the region

A group of 630 members of the Greater Lowell community broke out their best attire to support public health at the 13th annual Circle Health Ball for Community Health Initiatives Saturday, March 10, at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. The event featured dinner, a huge silent auction and dancing to the music of Nightshift. By the end of the night, a record total of $423,527 was raised to support grants for projects that address needs identified as public health priorities in the Greater… A group of 630 members of the Greater Lowell community broke out their best attire to support public health at the 13th annual Circle Health Ball…

Winter Storm Alert

UPDATE: Please note that our Billerica and Lowell Urgent Care centers are still without power today. Our Westford Urgent Care center is OPEN. We are hopeful to be able to open when power is restored. Please check back for updates! UPDATE: Please note that our Billerica and Lowell Urgent Care centers are still without power today. Our Westford Urgent Care center is OPEN. We…
Bariatric Surgery Blue Distinction Center

Lowell General Hospital recognized for Quality in Bariatric Surgery

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has recognized Lowell General Hospital with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. Quality is key: only those health care… Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has recognized Lowell General Hospital with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation…
For Your Health Winter 2018

Read our Winter 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: Knee Replacement Brings Dracut Woman’s Dream Vacation One Step Closer New Technology, Top Physicians Bring Advanced GI Care to Endoscopy Center Surgical Advances Provide More Options in Breast Cancer Treatment At The Birthplace at Lowell General Hospital, Families Come… "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…
Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility

Lowell General Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

Lowell General Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine surgery. “This designation exemplifies our commitment to providing the highest quality of care at the best value for our patients, close to home” said Cece Lynch, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive for Lowell General Hospital. “Our skilled surgeons, expertly trained nurses and dedicated staff share a mission to put patients… Lowell General Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine…

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