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May 6-12th: National Nurses Week

Posted: May 6, 2016 12:30 AM EST

Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital Safety 360 Taking Responsibility Together The American Nursing Association (ANA) defines a culture of safety as one in which core values and behaviors — resulting from a collective and sustained commitment by organizational leadership, managers and workers — emphasize safety over competing goals. Attributes of a positive safety culture include: openness … more

Lowell General Hospital and our friends around the city continue to come together to support our sister hospital in Cambodia. The 11th annual Hoops for Hope was another huge success, raising more than $70,000 for Hope Worldwide, which operates Sihanouk Hospital in Phnom Penh, a free care hospital for the hospital’s poor and needy. At the event, which features 48 players playing basketball for 24 … more

Recognized for Superior Quality in Maternity Care

Posted: May 4, 2016 1:25 AM EST

Lowell General Hospital was recently recognized as a Blue Distinction® Plus Center for Maternity Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Only healthcare facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering the highest quality care — safely, effectively, and cost efficiently — are eligible for this national designation. Congratulations to the team at the Regional Center for Maternal and Pediatric Care for this honor! … more

Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital are proud to sponsor this important health and wellness event for our community.  Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm 465 School Street Lowell, MA Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) members and other residents are encouraged to atted to receive FREE health screenings (blood pressure, BMI, glucose), education on smoking cessation and nutrition, and cancer screenings (oral and … more

Lyme Disease Symptoms & Treatment

Posted: May 1, 2016 5:52 PM EST

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the … more

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: May 1, 2016 1:12 AM EST

The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips: Seek the shade , especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Do not burn . Avoid tanning … more

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Posted: May 1, 2016 12:00 AM EST

Would you know a stroke if you had one? Stroke strikes FAST and you should too! Many people don't know that being able to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms can save lives. A stroke or"brain attack" occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs. That's why a stroke should be treated … more

Lowell General Hospital Recognizes Star Performers

Posted: Apr 25, 2016 10:02 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital recognizes employees who exemplify the vision, standards and culture of the hospital as part of its Star Performer of the Month program. Recent employees recognized this year include: William “Bill” Stearns of Lowell was named January’s Star Performer . Bill has been a Patient Sitter at Lowell General for almost 6 years and he truly loves his job. He is very dedicated to what he does and he often … more

Lowell General Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the ACR. Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient's pain. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. Patient care and … more

Circle Health is coming to North Billerica!

Posted: Apr 19, 2016 12:06 AM EST

We are pleased to announce that Circle Health Billerica will open this fall. Located in the Treble Cove Plaza at 199 Boston Road, the new outpatient facility will offer key services including Circle Health Urgent Care, a Lowell General Patient Service Center and primary care services. “Circle Health Billerica will provide convenient and affordable access to high-quality preventive, primary and urgent care right in … more

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