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Normand Deschene, FACHE, the CEO of Wellforce, president & CEO of Circle Health, and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA). Each year at the association’s annual meeting, MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who exemplifies exceptional leadership and the characteristics to … more

Prevent Heatstroke Tragedies and Car Injuries

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 8:59 PM EST

It's HOT Outside and Even HOTTER Inside a Car Love Them, Protect Them: Keep Kids Safe On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles — either having been inadvertently forgotten in hot vehicles or having gotten into a vehicle on their own. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or … more

Fun in the Sun - Health Tips for a Safe Summer

Posted: Jun 21, 2015 12:21 AM EST

Summer is here, which means lots of fun, outdoor activities The staff at Lowell General Hospital would like to share some tips to make sure you enjoy your summer and stay healthy and safe! 1. Sun Safety Choose a water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and "broad-spectrum" coverage against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply to all exposed skin 15-30 minutes before going outdoors and wear protective wide-brimmed … more

June 23rd: Heart & Soles RiverWalk Program Begins!

Posted: Jun 15, 2015 10:52 PM EST

Join Lowell General Hospital down by the river and learn some important tips to staying healthy this summer. You can find our representative at the Sampas Pavilion along the Merrimack River. Enjoy a scenic walk and learn important tips to staying healthy this summer! June 23rd - August 25th Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm For more information on the health topics and exercise tips that will be covered throughout the program, as well as the … more

Local scholars Dylan Gibbons of Worcester, MA and Darrith Phan of Chelmsford, MA were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2015 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 their … more

Five thousand walkers and volunteers at Lowell General Hospital’s 16th annual Team Walk for CancerCare held on May 31st raised $864,500 to provide services and support for local cancer patients and their families. Organizers of the Merrimack Valley’s largest single-day fundraising event expect additional donations to come in over the next few months. Many participants donned t-shirts for loved ones as they walked the 3-mile or … more

Lowell General Hospital recognizes exceptional leaders whose extraordinary contributions consistently make a difference throughout the hospital’s community as part of its Cupola Award Recipient Program. Employees nominate their managers and supervisors based on their outstanding leadership qualities and abilities to meet the hospital’s Standards of Performance and dimensions of Complete connected care. Lowell General … more

Proceeds Benefit the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE and the Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Cambodia Lowell General Hospital announced today that it will sponsor the upcoming exhibit ALIVE featuring photographs by artist Kim Hak this June at the Ayer Lofts Art Gallery , 172 Middle Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. ALIVE is Hak’s personal concept to reveal the intimate memory of old photos and usual objects entrusted to him by local … more

The best solution for headaches is prevention Prevention is safer, more convenient, and more beneficial to overall health Lifestyle modifications that may help include: Adequate hydration by drinking at least six eight ounce glasses of water every day and limiting caffeine intake (coffee, cola, and tea). Eat a healthy diet and avoid a drop in blood sugar by not skipping meals. Get regular exercise and maintain good posture while sitting at … more

June is National Men's Health Month

Posted: Jun 1, 2015 12:22 AM EST

"Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, sisters, daughters men's health is truly a family issue." - Congressman Bill Richardson The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month health care providers have the opportunity to encourage … more

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