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Press Release Archive (2016)

Press Releases

Hallmark Health Joins Wellforce

Posted: Dec 22, 2016 11:30 AM EST

Hallmark Health Board of Trustees approves final agreement to officially join Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health as an equal founding member December 22, 2016 - Medford, MA - The Board of Trustees of Hallmark Health, the parent company of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, today voted unanimously to finalize and approve the proposed  affiliation agreement with Wellforce, the parent company of … more

Gift basket raffle raises $125,000 for Sun Santa

Posted: Dec 19, 2016 11:54 PM EST

December 19, 2016 - Lowell, MA – Lowell General Hospital’s annual gift basket raffle to benefit the Lowell Sun’s Sun Santa drive was another huge success, raising $125,000 for the newspaper’s holiday effort to help families in need around the holidays. Lowell General Hospital CEO Norm Deschene once again was Santa for a day as a total of 37 gift baskets were raffled off by at the hospital’s main campus on … more

November 1, 2016 - Lowell, MA - The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary’s 30 th Annual Taste of the Town went off in style on Oct. 23 as more than 350 guests raised over $70,000 for Lowell General’s new Intensive Care Unit. The evening featured amazing culinary creations from some of the Merrimack Valley’s finest chefs, caterers and restaurants, as well as the music of the Richie Dee Quartet. In honor of the event’s 30 … more

September 27, 2016 —  Lowell, MA —  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations continue to make significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare … more

August 26, 2016 - Bolton, MA -  Under a beautiful blue sky at The International golf resort in Bolton on Monday, Aug. 22, a sold-out group of 252 golfers enjoyed a day of fun, food and prizes, and raised more than $439,000 for Lowell General Hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit along the way. New to the event this year was the Helicopter Ball drop, a 50/50 raffle with a dramatic twist. Each entry bought a golf ball, which was … more

Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Awards $999,032 to Support Hospital’s NAS Family Support Program Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Boston, MA - The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) awarded Lowell General Hospital $999,032 today to support the hospital’s initiative to improve care for infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and women struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD) before, during, and after pregnancy. … more

Hallmark Health Announces Intent to Join Wellforce

Posted: Jun 30, 2016 11:40 AM EST

Hallmark Health Board of Trustees votes unanimously to enter exclusive negotiations with the health system of Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital June 30, 2016 - Medford, MA - Hallmark Health, the parent company of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, today announced that its board of trustees unanimously approved a letter of intent to join Wellforce, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center and … more

June 24, 2016 - Lowell, MA – The Boston Business Journal has once again named Lowell General Hospital as a recipient of its prestigious Best Places to Work list. Lowell General ranked sixth in the extra-large company category, which honored businesses with 1,000 or more employees. This is the seventh consecutive year that Lowell General Hospital has been named to the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work list. The Boston … more

June 7, 2016 — Lowell, MA — Lowell General Hospital’s paramedics team has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a … more

Lowell General Hospital recognizes Star Performers

Posted: Apr 25, 2016 9:45 PM EST

April 25, 2016 - Lowell, MA - Lowell General Hospital recognizes employees who exemplify the vision, standards and culture of the hospital as part of its Star Performer of the Month program. Recent employees recognized this year include: William “Bill” Stearns of Lowell was named January’s Star Performer. Bill has been a Patient Sitter at Lowell General for almost 6 years and he truly loves his job. He is very dedicated to … more

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