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August 3rd: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Posted: Jul 20, 2016 11:10 AM EST

Join us in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week! This FREE event is open to moms who plan to breastfeed or who are breastfeeding. August 3, 2016 4:00-6:00pm Lowell General Hospital Main Campus Clark Auditorium Activities include: Infant Massage demonstrations The Happiest Baby on the Block® infant soothing demonstrations Nutrition education Tours of The Birthplace at Lowell General Hospital Car seat safety tips Giveaways, raffle … more

Beginning Monday, July 18 , Lowell General Hospital will be expanding services at the health center with the opening of a new Patient Service Center (PSC). Patients will have access to a full PSC experience with services including: Pre-registration Prescreening and outpatient testing Blood draw/specimen collection Ultrasound testing X-ray and 3D mammography screening (opening Fall 2016) The PSC at the Health Center is open Monday … more

Illness and Accidents Don’t Take a Vacation!

Posted: Jul 8, 2016 11:03 AM EST

Remember, our urgent care centers provide walk-in, urgent care for non-life threatening conditions and other ailments that require prompt medical attention. Open seven days a week, our providers give your family the care you need when you need it. Lowell General Hospital Urgent Care and Circle Health Urgent Care will be open from 8:00am – 4:00pm on Monday, September 5 (Labor  Day). Patients can … more

On Monday, June 13, Pam Huntley, the Director of Community Health and Wellness, gave the staff of Chelmsford’s McCarthy Middle School a big surprise when she announced that the school was the winner of a Project Fit grant from Circle Health. The Project Fit America program includes the construction of an outdoor Fit-Pit, a state-of-the-art playground designed to enhance children’s fitness, particularly … more

Circle Health is launching a new TV show! The show, Full Circle Fitness, will broadcast on Westford Community Access Television (Westford CAT). Host Will Courtney, our Senior Media Relations Specialist, will feature health and wellness topics from Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital. The first episode was taped on Friday, June 23. The episode focused on newborns and featured guests Amy McCabe, BSN, RN, Pediatric … more

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2016 12:08 AM EST

Most people don't know that kids get arthritis, too. A child's immune system is not fully formed until about age 18; so an "autoimmune" form of arthritis is especially virulent in children, compromising their ability fight normal diseases and leaving them open to complications that may affect their eyes, bone growth, etc. Juvenile arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or … more

July is UV Safety Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2016 12:02 AM EST

Are you protecting yourself from the harmful affects of UV Rays? You can protect your eyes from UV rays in two important ways: Know the dangers of UV rays. Wear proper eye protection and hats that block UV rays. Sunglasses should be worn when you are outdoors so you can protect your eyes. You should choose sunglasses that: reduce glare filter out 99-100% of UV rays protect your eyes are comfortable to wear do not distort colors. UV rays can … more

Hallmark Health Announces Intent to Join Wellforce

Posted: Jun 30, 2016 1:17 PM EST

Hallmark Health Board of Trustees votes unanimously to enter exclusive negotiations with the health system of Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital Hallmark Health, the parent company of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, today announced that its board of trustees unanimously approved a letter of intent to join Wellforce, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health (including … more

Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. Designated hospitals must also maintain national accreditation. In addition to meeting these quality thresholds, facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ are on average 20 percent … more

Local scholars Julia Cebollero of Shirley, MA and Kajal Patel of Lowell, MA were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2016 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. The Medical Staff Scholarship program provides financial support to students who are pursuing higher education in the field of health science. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural and civic efforts during … more

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Circle Health is a progressive collaboration of physicians, hospitals, other health providers and organizations with a shared vision for empowering people and communities to be healthier.

Wellforce is a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it's needed most. And so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.