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Heart CT Calcium Scoring Helps Detect Heart Disease

Posted: Feb 1, 2016 6:56 AM EST

The first sign of coronary artery disease is calcification — calcium deposits in plaque on the inside walls of your arteries. Using a special imaging technique called high-speed CT, plaque and calcification are measured, yielding what’s called a cardiac calcium score. The higher the score, the greater the risk of having a cardiac event like a heart attack. But calcium scoring can also help prevent a heart attack. When … more

Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients Circle Health Alliance was selected as one of nearly 150 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday. That brings the total to … more

In Cambodia, healthcare technology that might seem standard in the United States is often a luxury that many hospitals, particularly those treating the poor, can’t afford. Later this month, Dr. Rothsovann Yong, Lowell General Hospital Emergency Department physician, who was born in Cambodia, will join a small team of clinicians to deliver an ultrasound machine purchased by the hospital and train staff there how to use it. The ultrasound … more

Lowell General Hospital Report to the Community

Posted: Dec 31, 2015 12:24 AM EST

In this special Report to Our Community , we spotlight some of the important ways contributions by our community members have helped Lowell General Hospital’s dedicated employees and physicians provide Complete connected care. This support ? whether it is the contribution of time, funds or resources - has allowed us to expand and strengthen our programs and services and make key investments in technology, while furthering our mission to … more

The holiday season is a time of excitement and wonder. In the midst of enjoying our festivities, let's take a moment to remember those dear to us, give thanks for our many blessings and look forward to the promise of a new year. Let us stop to aid those less fortunate who may be in need of kindness and support, especially at this time. Let us give thanks to the police, firefighters, emergency and healthcare workers who make a difference all … more

Lowell General Sun Santa Raffle Sets New Record

Posted: Dec 17, 2015 11:00 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital CEO Norm Deschene was Santa for a day as a total of 47 lavish gift baskets were raffled off at the hospital’s main campus on Wednesday, December 16th in the hospital's Clark Auditorium before a spirited crowd.  The baskets, created and donated by employees of dozens of different hospital departments, ranged from hundreds of dollars in cash to trips and gifts worth thousands. “I’m blown away every … more

Circle Health today released its annual request for proposals (RFP) for community health grants of up to $10,000 to be awarded this spring at the 2016 Ball for Community Health Initiatives . This year, Circle Health is seeking proposals aimed at outreach and education programs targeting a growing crisis in our communities: opioid addiction and substance abuse. Grants will be awarded to proposals focused specifically on opioid prevention, drug … more

Support TeamWalk this Holiday Season

Posted: Dec 8, 2015 12:44 PM EST

There are several ways you can support local cancer patients and the Lowell General Hospital Team Walk event this year Amazon Smile Program AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Team Walk for CancerCare every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will … more

Lowell General Hospital is rolling out a new initiative that will provide outreach and support to Greater Lowell’s most vulnerable patient populations in an effort to strengthen care and reduce readmissions to the hospital. The program, called the Community Medical Home, is funded in part by a $1 million grant from Phase 2 of the state’s Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization & Transformation (CHART) Investment … more

With Flu season upon us, please see some Good Health Habits for Preventing Seasonal Flu from the CDC below: The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. These good health habits may also help protect you against the flu: Try to avoid close contact with sick people. If you or your child gets sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you (or your child) stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone … more

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