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September 1, 2011 - Lowell, Mass. – Trailing the winds of hurricane Irene, sponsors and friends of Lowell General Hospital bolstered the Legacy Fund with an additional $408,000 raised by the LGH Golf Challenge. The tournament, in its sixteenth year, was held under sunny skies on August 29th at The International in Bolton, MA. Golfers enjoyed the challenging terrain of both The Pines and The Oaks Courses, a barbecue lunch, special gifts … more

Lowell, MA – September 6, 2011– According to an old Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. The Spiritual Care Committee at Lowell General Hospital set forth its Peace Crane Project with a goal of making one thousand origami cranes, symbolizing peace, for the memorial celebration of the tenth anniversary of the events on September 11, 2001. The idea for the Peace Crane Project stemmed … more

Merrimack Valley Moms Hosting New Blog Contest August 22, 2011 - Lowell, MA – Lowell General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are sponsoring the Merrimack Valley Moms Blog Contest from August 24, 2011 to October 7, 2011. All area mothers are invited to enter. The contest will culminate with four to six moms winning $250 each and being selected as featured mommy bloggers for the Merrimack Valley Region. … more

Hospital Sustains Clinical Quality Gold Plus Standards of the AHA's Get With The Guidelines SM  Program for Heart Failure August 9, 2011– Lowell, Mass. – Lowell General Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with the 2011 Gold Plus award recognition for Get With The Guidelines SM – Heart Failure Performance.This achievement indicates that the hospital reached an aggressive goal of treating heart … more

National recognitions awarded for gynecology services and for high quality, cost-effective patient care July 22, 2011 – Lowell, Mass. – Lowell General Hospital announced two national recognitions today that bolster the independent hospital's momentum towards becoming a best community hospital in the country. Today, the U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 Best Hospitals ranking identified Lowell General Hospital among the … more

Recognized for Core Achievements in Health Information Technology Lowell, MA – July 12, 2011 – Lowell General Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine . Among the nation's Most Wired hospitals, it is making progress towards greater health information technology (IT) … more

June 21, 2011 – Lowell, MA - Normand E. Deschene, FACHE, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been named the 71st Chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association Board of Trustees at MHA's Annual Meeting. He succeeds Dennis D. Keefe, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, who held the one-year post from June 2010. In his inaugural speech, Deschene said that he will work to be a unifier of the hospital community in this time of … more

Cancer Center Celebrates 4th Annual Survivorship Day

Posted: Jun 17, 2011 7:17 PM EST

Community gathers for spirit of survivors at Lowell General Hospital Lowell, MA - On June 8, 2011 patients, families, friends, hospital staff and most of all, survivors, gathered together in Lowell General Hospital's Clark Auditorium to celebrate the spirit of cancer survivors. Organized by the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, the 4th annual Survivorship Day drew a crowd of over 100 people to enjoy a night filled with the … more

Lowell General Hospital Brings Cardiac ICD Professional to the Community June 16, 2011 - Lowell, MA – Cardiovascular disease is the nation's leading cause of death for both men and women. However with new technological and medical advancements, researchers and physicians are finding more ways to combat and prevent cardiovascular disease. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is one such remarkable advancement that has, … more

Massachusetts Medical Society Grants Hospital's Accreditation June 16, 2011 – Lowell, MA — The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) has awarded Lowell General Hospital with a six year term and status of "Accreditation with Commendation" for the hospital's Continuing Medical Education program (CME). Participating in and fulfilling accredited CME programs are obligatory for physician licensing and renewal. Every two years … more

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