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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

Attendees and supporters of the Circle Health Ball raised over $380,000 in donations on Saturday, March 5, more than $100,000 above last year’s total. A crowd of more than 600 guests gathered at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel for the 11th annual event, which included silent and live auctions along with cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of The Sultans of Swing. The highlight of the evening was the awarding of three … more

Lowell Hospital has once again been recognized as one of the state’s “Healthiest Employers,” according to the latest issue of Boston Business Journal. Ranked 14th in the Large Company category (500 or more employees), the BBJ noted the hospital’s Connect to Wellness online portal as an example of the hospital’s commitment to the health and wellness of its more than 3,600 employees. The portal provides tools, … more

March 30th: National Doctors' Day

Posted: Mar 30, 2016 12:00 AM EST

The national observance of Doctors' Day is an annual event that celebrates the many vital contributions physicians make in the communities they serve. At Circle Heath , we are proud to take this opportunity to recognize the incredible work of our dedicated community of physicians and thank them for their passionate commitment to their patients and families. From primary care to extensive surgical services, area residents have access to some … more

May 6th: Steve Miller Band Concert

Posted: Mar 28, 2016 10:37 AM EST

Join Us as We Celebrate 125 Years of Caring for Our Community To commemorate Lowell General Hospital’s 125th anniversary and our commitment to serving others, Lowell General Hospital is hosting a landmark celebration event for our community featuring a concert by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees the Steve Miller Band . We invite you to join our employees, community of physicians and providers, volunteers, businesses and area … more

Ring in spring with the purchase of daffodils and desserts to benefit local cancer patients and their families. The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary  will hold its annual Daffodils and Desserts Day event on March 17th from 9:00am-4:00pm  at both the Main Campus and Saints Campus. Through the sales of daffodils, baked goods and gift baskets, the event raises money to provide comfort and healing to cancer patients and their families. … more

Have Fun! Stay Safe! Winter sports can be a great way for people of all ages to add variety to exercise, meet new people, and have fun during the cold winter months. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are uniquely winter activities that nearly anyone can enjoy safely by following some a few rules. See what Dr. Bruce Cook, a Lowell General neurosurgeon, suggests about how to Practice Safe Winter Sports . Read more Winter Sports Safety Tips from … more

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