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News Releases

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…
PFAC (2019)

Patient Family Advisory Council Seeks New Members

Patient Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) Lowell General Hospital’s Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is looking for new members to join this vital group. The PFAC’s purpose is to strengthen collaboration between patients and family members and the healthcare team, and enhance our ability to deliver the highest standard of safe, comprehensive, and compassionate healthcare. The council is seeking individuals who represent a cross-section of our community and who have chosen Lowell General… Patient Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) Lowell General Hospital’s Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is looking for new members to join this…
Dr. Lija Joseph

New Pathology Consult Program Making News

Lowell General Hospital has gotten a lot of attention lately for a program that is shining a light on a part of the hospital people rarely see. Lowell General Hospital has gotten a lot of attention lately for a program that is shining a light on a part of the hospital people rarely see.
first baby 2018

First baby of the year arrives

Each year more than 2,300 babies are born at Lowell General Hospital. But only one can be first. For 2018, that honor went to Lucy Wren Carey-Zanchi of Dracut. Each year more than 2,300 babies are born at Lowell General Hospital. But only one can be first. For 2018, that honor went to Lucy Wren Carey-Zanchi of Dracut.
Circle Health/Lowell Community Health team

Circle Health Invests $1 Million in Lowell Community Health Center Expansion

Circle Health has announced it will invest $1 million to support Lowell Community Health Center’s ongoing expansion and renovation to add dental and vision care and expand primary care in early 2018. The Health Center is in the midst of a $3 million Building Bridges capital campaign to renovate 65,000 square feet of additional space next door to expand services. The project significantly expands the health center’s roles as “the family doctor” for more than 50,000 people in Greater… Circle Health has announced it will invest $1 million to support Lowell Community Health Center’s ongoing expansion and renovation to add dental…
Sun Santa group 2017

Sun Santa Raffle raises record amount

This year’s Sun Santa gift basket raffle was the most successful ever, raising more than $150,375 for Lowell Sun Charities to help families in need over the holidays. The drawing was held on Dec. 13 at Clark Auditorium and hosted for the first time by Lowell General Hospital President and CEO Jody White. A standing room only crowd watched as he drew winners from thousands of tickets bought in the past two weeks. There were a total of 36 gift baskets, some worth thousands of dollars. The… This year’s Sun Santa gift basket raffle was the most successful ever, raising more than $150,375 for Lowell Sun Charities to help families in need…
Donate Life

Lowell General Hospital Partners with New England Donor Services for the 2018 Rose Parade

Lowell General Hospital is pleased to partner with New England Donor Services to honor and remember those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. On Jan. 1, 2018, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float titled The Gift of Time will include a dedication garden made up of roses with handwritten dedications by hospital administrators across the country, including Jody White, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health. “Lowell General Hospital honors all organ,… Lowell General Hospital is pleased to partner with New England Donor Services to honor and remember those who gave the gift of life through organ…
Arthur Lauretano

Arthur Lauretano, MD Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Circle Health

Circle Health announced the appointment of Arthur Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS to the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective January 1, 2018. As CMO, Dr. Lauretano will collaborate with key stakeholders and focus on evaluating and enhancing the medical practice, healthcare services and patient care experience within Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital. He will work directly with clinical leaders, hospital administration and community providers, and will lead discussions designed to… Circle Health announced the appointment of Arthur Lauretano, MD, MS, FACS to the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective January 1,…

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