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March 5, 2011 marked the 6th Annual Lowell General Hospital's Ball for Community Health Initiatives which raised $220,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs benefitting residents of the Greater Lowell community. A sold out crowd of 530 guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions at "A Night Among the Stars" held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Outgoing committee co-chairs Dr. Denise Mills and Dr.Matthew Savory, … more

Construction activity will begin Monday, March 7 , at both the front and the rear of the hospital that will impact patient parking and traffic patterns. We will have extra security on hand at both entrances to help direct traffic and parking. Front/Main Entrance: The handicapped lot in front of the main lobby will be closed beginning Saturday, March 5 at midnight to prepare for re-grading and re-paving activity beginning Monday, March 7. … more

Lowell General Hospital has partnered with the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship to help raise awareness and funds for its annual Team Walk for CancerCare. Basketball fans and donors alike can now go online and purchase a special package for the tournament semifinals to be held on Sunday, March 6 at noon with the proceeds benefitting Team Walk for CancerCare. These special packages, which … more

Travel Medicine: Ensure a healthy bon voyage

Posted: Mar 1, 2011 1:03 PM EST

Traveling Internationally? To ensure the safest possible trip outside the U.S., your first stop should be to see your doctor. Your physician can help to determine which vaccinations and medicines you may need to prevent serious illness. Family Medicine physician and Travel Medicine specialist, Ghazala E. Alam, MD, offers insights and tips into the best way to keep healthy during international travel. Read more: Travel Medicine Travel Clinics … more

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a three-year Approval with Commendation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program to the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. Accredited for the past 23 years, the recent approval rating granted “commendation” to the Cancer Program for the second consecutive survey, recognizing the quality of its program beyond the standard level of … more

Every Penny Counts

Posted: Jan 12, 2011 5:15 PM EST

Joseph (Joey) Nagel of Lowell may only be six years old, but he knew exactly what he wanted to do with all the pennies he saved. Most kids have their sights set on a new toy or a video game, but Joey had something else in mind. Remembering his older sister, Jarissma, who passed away from cancer when she was only nine and he was two, he told his mother, Julie, he wanted to give his pennies to people with cancer. She had expected him to tell … more

Lowell General Hospital emergency preparedness coordinator, Susan Connolly, RN, is the first healthcare professional in the region certified as a Massachusetts Certified Emergency Manager. Susan Connolly, RN, Occupational Health Manager, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at Lowell General Hospital, recently received certification as a Massachusetts Certified Emergency Manager (MCEM). Mrs. Connolly is the first healthcare professional in the … more

Lowell General Hospital received recognition as a Gold Standard facility accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by American College of Radiology (ACR). After extensive review by the ACR, the hospital’s consistent quality performance for Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, and Steriotactic Breast Biopsy officially earned the three-year accreditation. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image … more

Record-breaking donation benefits local families in need Linda Gaetano, manager of volunteers and LGH Sun Santa coordinator
and Norm Deschene, president and CEO of Lowell General present Santa Claus with a check for the Sun Santa Fund. Through the combined generosity of staff, physicians, visitors and friends, Lowell General Hospital donated $64,000 to local families in need through this year’s Sun Santa Fund. The donation is a … more

Hospital Sustains Clinical Quality Standards of the AHA’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Program for Heart Failure Patients to Improve Care and Outcomes Lowell General Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with the 2010 Gold Plus award recognition for Get With The GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure Performance. This achievement indicates that the hospital reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with … more

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