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To support efforts to improve its environmental sustainability, Lowell General Hospital recently became the first hospital in Massachusetts to turn food waste into water with the implementation of the EnviroPure EPW food waste decomposition system. The system, a self-contained unit resembling a large commercial dishwasher, converts food waste into water with a state-of-the art technology using mechanical processing, oxygen and all-natural … more

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health Science Local community scholars Nicole Lister of Pelham, New Hampshire and Gabriella Zabbo of Dracut were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2014 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, and civic efforts during their high school careers. Nicole Lister, daughter of … more

Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital

Posted: May 16, 2014 10:53 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital celebrates the exceptional nurses who dedicate themselves to caring for others. We recognize these professionals for their ongoing commitment to our patients and the community. Nursing Excellence Awards During Nurses Week, we honor those who exemplify the unwavering commitment to patient care that is a hallmark of the nursing profession. Front row, left to right Professional Practice: Bethany Belley, RN, MS2 Use of EMR … more

May 6-12th: National Nurses Week

Posted: May 6, 2014 1:30 AM EST

Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital Nurses Leading the Way Every day, nurses step forward embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and accepting ever-changing roles in their profession. They lead the way for their patients, colleagues, organizations, and the health care industry as a whole. Nurses work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. They have many roles – from … more

May 5-11th: National Sun Safety Week

Posted: May 4, 2014 12:28 AM EST

It's a fact: Overexposure to the sun can result in skin cancer later in life What are your family's risks from exposure to powerful UV rays? Consider these facts and statistics. The Dangers of UV Exposure: You can sunburn even on a cloudy day. On average, children get 3 times more exposure than adults. Concrete, sand, water, and snow reflect 85% to 90% of the sun's UV rays.  Depletion of Earth's ozone continues to increase your exposure … more

Lowell Community Health Center was recently recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a model of 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork, and technology to ensure a patient-centered healthcare experience. PCMH Recognition is about building meaningful patient relationships, making healthcare easier to access, and ensuring that care … more

The VNA of Greater Lowell participates in “We Honor Veterans,” a partnership between the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The project includes identifying patients who have a military history, educating clinicians in caring specifically for veterans, recognizing and thanking veterans for their service, and collaborating with veterans’ organizations in the community. … more

Researchers estimate that one in four adults in the United States has a diagnosable mental illness. Behavioral health issues often impact a patient’s ability to manage – and can even worsen – his or her physical illness. “Some patients with a physical illness also have a mental health condition that complicates their recovery and coping skills,” says Rachel Chaddock, Executive Director of the Visiting Nurse … more

Lowell General Hospital and four of its surgeons – Dr. William Galvin, III, Dr. Nonnie-Marie Estella, Dr. Minerva Domingo and Dr. John Hughes – have been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation.To deliver on its vision of advancing minimally invasive gynecology worldwide, the AAGL, the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery … more

Lowell General Hospital will be sponsoring Taylor’s Message, a free program that shows first-hand the importance of teaching children about the dangers of underage drinking. The event is open to the public and takes place on Tuesday, May 6 from 7:00-9:00pm at Tewksbury High School at 320 Pleasant Street in Tewksbury. This program is part of Lowell General’s long standing and continued support of bringing important parent education … more

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