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FREE WEBINAR: Quit Smoking for Your Baby

Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:18 PM EST

Did you know that smoking can cause low birth weight, asthma and other respiratory complications in infants and children? This FREE webinar is specifically designed for pregnant women, their partners, and families, to provide you with facts, not opinions, about the dangers of smoking while pregnant and even after the baby is born. We will provide you with information on: The harmful effects of tobacco to the newborn and the importance of … more

Flu Season Visitor Guidelines

Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:59 PM EST

The spread of seasonal influenza in our community has prompted Lowell General Hospital and other healthcare providers across the state to take special measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors. As a result, we have decided to limit visitors to hospital inpatient units during the flu season effective Friday, January 11, 2013. Please read our Flu Season Visitor Guidelines that will be distributed throughout the hospital. Learn more with … more

Lowell General Hospital opened the new Hanson Family Emergency Department and Trauma Center on the first floor of the Dahod Building on Wednesday, December 19. Named for longtime hospital supporters Rick and Martha Hanson and their family, the new area helps Lowell General deliver on its promise to provide the highest quality emergency care to residents in the Merrimack Valley. The opening also signifies the official completion of the … more

Lowell General Hospital announced that the first baby has been born at its new Labor and Delivery Unit, which officially opened on the fifth floor of the Dahod building at the hospital's main campus on Monday, October 29, 2012. Sarah Cadotte and her husband Ryan of Pepperell, Massachusetts welcomed a baby girl, the second child for the couple. Photo Caption: Sarah Cadotte and her husband Ryan of Pepperell, Massachusetts with their new baby, … more

Lowell General Hospital has opened a new Labor and Delivery Unit on the top floor of the new Dahod Building on October 29, 2012. The new unit features larger, private patient rooms, where laboring moms and their families can relax and bond. In-room showers and other amenities create a soothing, gracious environment. Photo: Elizabeth Lydstone, RN, BS, MS-HA, Director of Maternal Child Health Services; Dr. William Galvin, Chief of Obstetrics … more

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Healthcare Industry on a National Level Lowell General Hospital recently announced it has placed 64th in Modern Healthcare 's 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards. The magazine's annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes employers for creating workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best … more

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

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