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Effective Monday, July 20, 2015, Lowell General Hospital participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS is a statewide, electronic record-keeping system (or registry) that keeps track of your immunizations (shots). This new system will help us keep complete and accurate records of the shots that you or your children get from any doctor or healthcare provider in Massachusetts. It was developed by the … more

Legislation passed by the Massachusetts House requires all school athletic coaches to be certified in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). To help area coaches meet this prerequisite and comply with existing concussion certification requirements, Lowell General Hospital, Xenith and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will host a CPR and concussion education event on Thursday, August 20 at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center located … more

August 5th: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 1:54 AM EST

Join us in celebrating! Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm in Clark Auditorium at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus. Activities will include: Infant Massage The Happiest Baby on the Block® infant soothing demonstrations Crafts, games, prizes and more Learn more: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration . Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother and Child Breastfeeding releases a hormone in the mother (Oxytocin) that causes the uterus … more

The Boston Business Journal recently named Lowell General Hospital one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its twelfth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Lowell General Hospital’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. A total of 80 companies (the top companies in five … more

Our amazing nurses are often referred to as “angels” by patients and families for the wonderful care they receive. So when Suna Abufharki, RN , nurse on D3, was driving home after a late second shift last December, it wasn’t surprising that she rushed to the aid of a total stranger and changed the course of what could have been a horrible outcome on a quiet windy road. “She’s my angel, and I probably … more

For the staff at Lowell General Hospital, it is our mission to put Patients First in Everything We Do . This is why it comes as no surprise that a group of thoughtful nurses and staff successfully arranged a unique christening ceremony for Charles and Funme Falana’s newborn, Joshlyn. Being from Nigeria, it was the family’s tradition to christen a newborn eight days after birth. As Joshlyn was premature and being cared for by the … more

August 5th: Strike Out Stroke Awareness Night

Posted: Jul 5, 2015 1:07 AM EST

Join Lowell General Hospital and Genentech to Strike Out Stroke with the Lowell Spinners! Wednesday, August 5 6:00 - 9:00pm LaLacheur Park, Lowell, MA Lowell Spinners vs. Brooklyn Cyclones Game starts at 7:05pm. Enjoy a 50/50 raffle, free t-shirts, blood pressure screenings and more! F ace – does the face look uneven? A rm – does one arm droop down? S peech - does their speech sound strange? T ime – CALL 911! For more … more

Are you interested in a career in Healthcare? We are hosting a Careers in Healthcare week-long experience for high school students in the Greater Lowell area This program is open to high school students ages 15-18 years of age, looking to persue a career in healthcare. It will be held on Monday, August 3rd- Friday, August 7th, from 8:00am-3:00pm each day . And, the cost is $250 per student. Students will visit various hospital departments … more

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 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, 2015 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

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