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Here are some important facts you should know about Lawrence General Hospital:
  • Lawrence General Hospital is clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School, and with Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center for pediatrics.
  • Our annual census numbers average 12,000 inpatients, 70,000 emergency visits, 1,800 births and 200,000 outpatient visits.
  • Our Cardiac Care Program and Catheterization Laboratory provides for both emergency and elective angioplasty. Our affiliation with the CardioVascular Institute of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center means that our Cardiac Care services rank amongst the very best in the state.  Our "door to balloon" times average under 65 minutes, with the Gold Standard being 90 minutes.
  • Lawrence General is the first hospital in New England, and first hospital in the nation without cardiac surgery on site, to achieve the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence.
  • Lawrence General Hospital has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology; only a handful of the hospitals in Massachusetts enjoy this achievement and designation.
  • Lawrence General Hospital has been recognized as a Community Value Five-Star Hospital based upon cost and charge structures, financial viability, plant reinvestment and quality performance. 
  • Our Emergency Center is the one of the busiest in the state. We see more than 70,000 patients annually, yet our triage time averages less than 15 minutes, so we are also one of the most efficient in Massachusetts.
  • Our generous donors, friends, employees and physicians invested over $575,000 to fully renovate The Pediatric Center at Lawrence General Hospital – a secure, family-friendly environment with new private rooms that make it possible for parents to stay in the room with their child overnight.
  • We also now feature the most comprehensive Pediatric Specialty Center outside of Boston, featuring physicians and surgeons in Lawrence from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.
  • A recent analysis of Blue Cross payments for cardiac procedures here at Lawrence General showed the average cost savings to have cardiac cath procedures here, versus in Boston, was $10,000 in savings per procedure.  Pediatric cases at LGH provide a cost savings of over $3,000 per stay.
  • Opened in 2010, our 4-suite Sleep Center gives patients easy, convenient access to a full range of diagnostic testing capabilities and clinical evaluation for sleep disorders that can adversely affect their daily lives. Unlike other centers that can take up to six weeks to deliver test results, we turn ours around in about two weeks.
  • Opened in 2010, our new Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (MITS) Clinic was founded to better serve the thoracic surgical needs of people in the Merrimack Valley and surrounding communities.
  • Opened in 2011 and expanded in 2013, the therapists in our new Physical Therapy Center work closely with your physician, orthopedic surgeon, or other specialists to provide complete and comprehensive care for you all in one convenient location.
  • Our hospital enjoys many of the highest patient safety and quality ratings in our region.
  • This web site was recognized in 2012 with a New England Award of Excellence for Health Care Web Site Redesign, for ease of navigation, user friendliness, visitor retention and access to key information in multiple languages.

 

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