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Important Information Related to Meningitis Outbreak

Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:20 PM EST

Today, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and like hospitals across the country, Lowell General Hospital is sending letters to patients who may have been treated with any New England Compounding Center (NECC) medications on or after May 21, 2012. These medications have not been linked in any way to the national meningitis outbreak. This action is being taken strictly as a precaution to notify patients. In the letter, … more

Lowell General Hospital recently announced the appointment for four of the hospital's leaders to new positions on the organization's senior management team. Lowell General President and Chief Executive Officer Normand Deschene praised the leaders for their vision and commitment to helping steer the hospital during a transformational time for the hospital and healthcare in the region. "As we build the new Lowell General Hospital, it is vitally … more

The historic Legacy Project is nearing its final stages, and the new six-story Dahod Building will enhance our ability to deliver the highest quality, personalized care. Lowell General Hospital is adding private rooms, state-of-the-art surgical suites, and one of the region's most modern emergency departments and trauma centers. On Monday, September 17th, Lowell General opened its first patient floor, Dahod 3, a 30-bed medical surgical unit … more

Our new MRI suite features the latest in technology, with a new 1.5T Open MRI from Philips Healthcare, so we can perform high-quality magnetic resonance scans with a high level of comfort for our patients. Routine and complex MRI exams can be performed in considerably less time than with other magnetic resonance systems in a more comfortable setting for patients. The Philips 1.5T magnet has advanced technology that digitizes the signal … more

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has urged all Massachusetts residents to continue to take personal precautions to protect against mosquito-borne illnesses, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV). These include using insect repellent, covering exposed skin when outside, and avoiding outdoor activities between the hours of dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are at their most active The … more

Ground Floor of New Dahod Building Opens August 13

Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:46 PM EST

The ground floor of the new Dahod Building opened to patients and visitors on Monday, August 13. The ground floor includes the main campus' new main entrance, containing a spacious new main lobby, gift shop, Dunkin' Donuts coffee shop, expanded imaging services, and the new Patient Service Center. Outpatient Services at the Patient Service Center include: Cashiers and Financial Counseling Diagnostic Imaging Services Laboratory Services … more

Lowell General Unveils New 200,000 Square-Foot State-of-the-Art Facility   Lowell General Hospital held a dedication ceremony of its new Dahod Building on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at its main campus at 295 Varnum Avenue in Lowell, Massachusetts. Hospital administrators, donors, city and government officials, and leaders from Gilbane Building Company, the real estate developer and construction company leading the project, and RTKL, the … more

Good Medicine: Childhood Immunizations

Posted: Aug 1, 2012 5:11 PM EST

Today, children in the U.S. routinely get vaccines that protect them from more than a dozen diseases such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, pneumonia, diphtheria and tetanus. In fact, thanks to years of immunization, most of these diseases are now at their lowest levels in history. Vaccines are important because they give immunity (protection) against a disease or make a disease less severe if a child does get it. Without a vaccine, … more

Lowell General Hospital Named 2012 Most Wired

Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:33 PM EST

Nation's Most Wired Hospitals Improve Efficiency with Health Information Technology Lowell General Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's MOST WIRED for the second consecutive year, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Lowell General is one of nine hospitals in Massachusetts to earn the prestigious honor. The nation's Most Wired hospitals … more

Circle Health Introduced as New Model of Healthcare Delivery as Hospital Merger is Complete Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center announced today that they have finalized their merger agreement and that the two hospitals will formally combine as Lowell General Hospital effective July 1, 2012. The two hospitals also announced today the establishment of Circle Health, Inc. Circle Health is not only the parent company of Lowell … more

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