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The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accredits over 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and is a leader is promoting patient safety within the health care industry. The accreditation process begins with an unannounced, rigorous 3-day review of the hospital's processes and procedures. Lawrence General has been licensed and accredited since 1953, and Lawrence General has received the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission.

 College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.

  • Laboratory Services

American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. From 2012 to 2013, the College observed a year-long commemoration of its Centennial,"100 Years of Inspiring Quality."
  • Level III Trauma

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

American Cancer Society, Commission on Cancer

The Cancer Program at Lawrence General Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of cancer care through a disciplined, dedicated, totality of care approach. Participating in the program are a diverse, skilled team of clinicians who draw on such advanced treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, chemoembolization, interventional radiology and radio frequency ablation, minimally invasive chest surgery and others.
  • Cancer Program

American College of Radiology:

Founded in 1924, the American College of Radiology is at the forefront of radiology evolution, representing more than 38,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists. Its core purpose is to serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.
  • Mammography at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA

  • Mammography: Women's Health Imaging
  • Mammography at Methuen Family Health Center in Methuen, MA
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy services at Lawrence General Hospital
  • CT services at Lawrence General Hospital

American College of Cardiology

The ACC's strategic plan positions the College and its members for success in achieving the ACC’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.
  • Cardiac Cath Lab

  • Chest Pain
  • Heart Failure

HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence

The American College of Cardiology has awarded Lawrence General Hospital one of its first HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence for demonstrated commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality cardiovascular care and its ongoing performance reporting. Lawrence General is one of only four hospitals in the country to receive this new designation. Hospitals and health systems may earn the HeartCARE Center designation from the American College of Cardiology by meeting a set of criteria, including participating in at least two American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services programs, the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, and targeted quality improvement campaigns that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. 

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular catheterization. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation.
  • Echocardiography

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) 

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is a multidisciplinary professional association comprised of health professionals who serve in the field of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Members include cardiovascular and pulmonary physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, behavioral scientists, respiratory therapists, dieticians and nutritionists.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

A MBSAQIP accreditation formally acknowledges a commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. As an accredited program, Lawrence General Hospital has demonstrated that our center meets the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care. 

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