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Press Release Archive (2016)

Press Releases

Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients January 12, 2016 - Lowell, MA – 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) … more

December 17, 2015 - Lowell, MA -  Lowell General Hospital’s annual gift basket raffle to benefit the Lowell Sun’s Sun Santa drive raised a record $140,000 this year. Lowell General Hospital CEO Norm Deschene was Santa for a day as a total of 47 gift baskets were raffled off at the hospital’s main campus on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The baskets, created and donated by employees of dozens of different hospital departments, … more

December 16, 2015 - Lowell, MA - 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 … more

December 4, 2015 - Lowell, MA – 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 & … more

November 6, 2015 - Methuen, MA – On the heels of a successful kick-off event in Methuen, Circle Health is announcing its plans to sponsor five more Project Fit America programs over the next five years for schools in the Merrimack Valley. On October 13, hundreds of Methuen elementary school students cheered the kick-off of the first Project Fit America youth fitness program in Massachusetts with the help of First Lady to the Governor … more

October 19, 2015 - Lowell, MA -  The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary presents its signature event this weekend when the 29th annual Taste of the Town brings together some of the region’s finest culinary talents for an evening of fine cuisine and amazing prizes. More than a dozen of Merrimack Valley eateries will take center stage on Sunday, Oct. 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center in downtown … more

September 23, 2015 - Lowell, MA - The Team Walk n’ Roll Motorcycle Ride will roll out for an 83-mile, police-escorted ride at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Riders will cruise across the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, starting at Indian Motorcycle of North Boston, 7 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro and stopping at Kimball Farm in Jaffrey, N.H., before turning around and returning back where they started for a lunch provided by … more

September 21, 2015 - Westford, MA - Since it first opened last year, Circle Health Westford has seen a steady rise in patients as area residents have experienced Circle Health’s commitment to providing Complete connected care close to home and have taken advantage of the urgent care, primary care, women’s health and pediatric specialty clinics offered. The facility’s anchor, Circle Health Urgent Care, is designed to treat … more

September 9, 2015 - Lowell, MA - The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital will celebrate the spirit of cancer survivors, their families and caregivers at the Eighth Annual Survivorship Day on Friday, September 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street, Lowell. The event honors cancer survivors and their families and hopes to inspire the recently diagnosed through sharing their compelling stories of hope and … more

Lowell General Hospital Named 2015 Most Wired

Posted: Aug 4, 2015 11:50 AM EST

Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement July 10, 2015 - Lowell, MA - Lowell General Hospital was named Most Wired for the fifth consecutive year, according to the results of the 2015 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks . Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most … more

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