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February 23, 2018
MRI Services Opening at Andover Medical Center on February 26
Starting on Monday, February 26, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be available in a spacious new imaging suite located at Andover Medical Center. ... Read More

February 21, 2018
Lawrence General CFO Felix Mercado Featured in Video
As part of a video series created by the Lawrence Partnership, Lawrence General's Chief Financial Officer discusses why he chooses to live and work in the city of Lawrence. ... Read More

February 2, 2018
Breast Health Outreach Project Focuses on Latinas
Lawrence General’s Breast Health Outreach Project has served more than 5,500 Latinas in the community, providing essential education about the importance of mammograms and maintaining overall breast health. ... Read More

December 15, 2017
Secretary Marylou Sudders Praises Lawrence General Hospital at Annual Meeting
On Tuesday, December 12, Lawrence General Hospital hosted its Annual Meeting and Dinner to report on and celebrate the many achievements of the past year. Secretary Marylou Sudders of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services provided the keynote address for the event. ... Read More

November 8, 2017
New Health Partnership Aims for Better Care for Merrimack Valley Residents
Dean Cleghorn, EdD, to lead new Accountable Care Organization serving the Merrimack Valley region ... Read More

October 25, 2017
Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover Named to Lawrence General Board of Trustees
Lawrence General Hospital is pleased to welcome Shaun K. Rodriguez of Andover to its Board of Trustees. ... Read More

October 23, 2017
Heads of largest hospitals question state Senate health plan
Leaders of the state’s two largest hospitals made a rare appearance Monday on Beacon Hill to warn state senators against approving any policies that would slash their revenues in order to rein in health care spending. ... Read More

October 13, 2017
New Research Validates 3D Mammography Benefits
The field of breast imaging has taken leaps forward over the last decade, first with digital mammography, and then with 3D tomosynthesis. ... Read More

October 2, 2017
Women's Health Imaging: Three Convenient Locations in Andover, Methuen, and Lawrence
All three Lawrence General women’s imaging locations feature private, comfortable, and modern facilities. ... Read More

September 8, 2017
More Primary and Specialty Health Care Now Available at Andover Medical Center
Andover Medical Center offers care for a lifetime — from prenatal care and pediatrics, to adult and senior care — in one easily accessible location (right off I-93, Exit 43) for residents of the Andovers and surrounding Merrimack Valley communities. ... Read More

September 5, 2017
Ask Ida: Volunteers Serve Vital Role at Lawrence General
She’s a familiar face in the Lawrence General Hospital main lobby. Always smiling, helpful, and kind. Always in heels and professionally dressed, though she is an unpaid volunteer. ... Read More

July 11, 2017
Lawrence General Hospital Accredited for Excellence in Heart Failure Care
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Lawrence General Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. ... Read More

February 2, 2017
Sowmya Boora, MD, Joins Community Medical Associates
Lawrence General welcomes Sowmya Boora, MD, to Community Medical Associates. ... Read More

November 28, 2016
Lawrence General Bariatric Program Grows to Three Surgeons
Earlier this fall, Roy Shen, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Rebecca Shore, MD, FACS, recently joined the Lawrence General bariatric surgery team. ... Read More

September 15, 2016
Child Car Seat Safety Check Event - Sept. 17, 10am - 1pm
Lawrence General Hospital is conducting a car seat checkup event for families in the Merrimack Valley. ... Read More

June 13, 2016
Lawrence General Proud to Sponsor Greater Lawrence Kiwanis Bicycle Rodeo
Members of our trauma and Emergency Department sponsored a table to help children properly size their bike helmets. ... Read More

April 28, 2016
Lawrence General Hospital Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced that Lawrence General Hospital has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation. ... Read More

March 31, 2016
Lawrence General Board Welcomes Well Known Dentist to the Board
Norman Rogers, DDS is the newest member of Lawrence General's Board of Trustees. ... Read More

February 11, 2016
Long time hospital trustee and civic leader Richard Santagati and his wife, Marilyn, have pledged $1.25 million in early support toward the construction of a new Surgical Center, renovation of inpatient units and the addition of 3-D tomosynthesis technology. ... Read More

February 4, 2016
Zika Virus Concerns
Learn the symptoms, how Zika virus spreads and current up-to-date information. ... Read More

February 4, 2016
Today is Nick’s Day
Seven-year-old Nick was greeted by firefighters, a Lawrence General Hospital ambulance crew, representatives from the National Guard, and a whole group of Facilities employees prior to his eye surgery. ... Read More

January 7, 2016
Just before 3:00 pm on January 7, the Lawrence General Hospital Emergency Center was notified to expect four critically injured patients from a chemical explosion. ... Read More

January 4, 2016
Lawrence General Trauma Center Receives Verification from the Verification Review Committee
The trauma center at Lawrence General Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee. ... Read More

December 23, 2015
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission visited Lawrence General Hospital to officially launch the transformative work going on in our community to help complex medical patients manage their health outside of the hospital. ... Read More

July 14, 2015
Richard J. Santagati Receives Massachusetts Hospital Association’s Trustee Excellence in Leadership Award
Richard J. Santagati, Chair Emeritus of Lawrence General Hospital’s Board of Trustees, has been awarded the 2015 Trustee Excellence in Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) ... Read More

March 9, 2015
Richard J. Santagati Receives 2015 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award
Award presented at New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Conference ... Read More

July 14, 2014
LGH Among Nation's Most Wired Hospitals
1 of Only 11 MA Hospitals Recognized ... Read More

May 11, 2014
LGH's Inaugural Gala Announces Over $1M Raised
Honoring Chairman Emeritus Richard Santagati ... Read More

February 24, 2014
Significant Expansion Plans Announced
New Surgical Building, private patient rooms ... Read More

February 5, 2014
Local Moms and Dads Win Blog Contest
"Moms, Dads and Docs Blog" launches ... Read More

January 6, 2014
Matthew A. Caffrey, Esq. Named LGH Board Chairman
Isaacson, Colecchi join Board of Trustees ... Read More

October 8, 2013
Lessons from David & Goliath: Quality Care in Community Hospitals
1st in New England to achieve ACE accreditation ... Read More

October 7, 2013
March of Dimes Names Finalists for Nurse of the Year Awards
Two LGH nurses named finalists ... Read More

October 5, 2013
Knowing Practice Makes Perfect
Lawrence General Hospital banks on personal touch as IPA converts to EHR's ... Read More

September 17, 2013
Moms and Dads of All Ages: Here’s Your Chance to Become A Blogger
“Moms, Dads and Docs” Blog Contest ... Read More

September 16, 2013
LGH Performs First Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Abraham Frech performs initial procedure ... Read More

September 1, 2013
Pentucket Medical & Lawrence General Expanding Regional Health System
Andover Medical Center construction underway ... Read More

August 19, 2013
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center & Lawrence General Hospital
Hospitals Partner to Expand Pediatric Specialty Services in Merrimack Valley ... Read More

July 1, 2013
Lawrence General Featured in National TV Series
Discovery Fit & Health shines spotlight on caregivers ... Read More

June 23, 2013
Technology Grant of $75,000 Received by Lawrence General
To improve health information exchanges statewide ... Read More

May 31, 2013
LGH's ER Physician and TV Co-Producer of Royal Pains releases 'Doctor Taco'
Novel based on his experiences as a student attending a Mexican medical school in the late 1970’s ... Read More

May 17, 2013
RTN Federal Credit Union Donates $50,000 to Lawrence General
Gift launches new Simulation Lab at LGH ... Read More

March 1, 2013
President & CEO Dianne J. Anderson Named to State Health Policy Council
Reducing costs, improving quality of care ... Read More

January 27, 2013
Celebrating Wear Red Day®
National campaign aims to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease ... Read More

January 11, 2013
HEALTH ALERT: Seasonal Flu is here!
The best protection against the flu is a flu shot ... Read More

January 2, 2013
Lawrence General Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2013
The Merrimack Valley's first baby of the new year arrived at Lawrence General ... Read More

December 21, 2012
LGH’s Emergency Center Recertified as a Level III Trauma Center
Verified by the American College of Surgeons ... Read More

November 18, 2012
Complimentary Valet Parking Service Unveiled at Lawrence General
Convenient access for our patients, visitors ... Read More

November 17, 2012
Meningitis Outbreak Update and Information
Contaminated meds not shipped to LGH ... Read More

October 29, 2012
Storm Preparedness at Lawrence General
LGH is open and fully staffed ... Read More

September 25, 2012
Patient Care Improvements at Lawrence General
Enhancing continuity of care, quality & safety ... Read More

September 12, 2012
MA EOHHS Secretary at LGH
Dr. JudyAnn Bigby praises team on local health care transformation progress ... Read More

September 12, 2012
Lawrence General Performs Area’s First Cryoablation Surgery
Success in the fight against kidney cancer ... Read More

September 12, 2012
Lawrence General Hospital hosts Dr. JudyAnn Bigby
Visit from Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services ... Read More

July 19, 2012
Quality Improvements at LGH Recognized
Top 20% of Peers, Tops in Merrimack Valley ... Read More

July 16, 2012
Lawrence General Hospital Launches New Room Service Meal Delivery System
the meal you want, when you want it ... Read More

July 1, 2012
New Cardiac Rehab Program
The most comprehensive cardiac care program in our region ... Read More

June 14, 2012
Lawrence General Hospital Surgical Team Performs Hospital’s First Simulcast VATS Procedure
First Ever Simulcast Procedure ... Read More

June 3, 2012
LGH is a Statewide Leader in Inpatient Census Growth & Quality Scores
Ranked #3 of 32 Hospitals at +4.27% ... Read More

June 2, 2012
Lawrence General Wins 2012 Lamplighter Award
LGH Website Wins New England Honor ... Read More

June 1, 2012
Lawrence General Staff Receive Certificate in LEAN Healthcare Training
a comprehensive continuous improvement course for healthcare professionals ... Read More

May 25, 2012
Lawrence General Hospital Names New Chief Information Officer
Jeffrey Brown joins Lawrence General ... Read More

May 23, 2012
Governor Patrick Announces Health Care Transformation Funding
LGH Eligible for Up to $14.4M/Year ... Read More

May 18, 2012
New England Lamplighter Award for
Recognized for "Best Web Site Redesign" ... Read More

May 8, 2012
Top Performer in MA for Employee Vaccination Participation
LGH Ranked #3 of 74 Hospitals at 99% ... Read More

April 13, 2012
LGH Expands Access to Affordable, Local Insurance Options
Limited Network Products - Save 15% or More ... Read More

February 1, 2012
New Pediatric Center Opens
The Most Comprehensive Program of Advanced Pediatric Care in Region ... Read More

January 19, 2012
Lawrence General Hospital Names New CNO
New CNO ... Read More

January 18, 2012
New Outpatient Physical Therapy Center at Lawrence General
Wide Range of PT Services Offered ... Read More

January 10, 2012
LGH's Dianne Anderson Named to State-Wide Quality Committee
Recognized for High Quality, Lower Cost Care ... Read More

January 1, 2012
Top Boston Pediatric Surgeon Joins LGH Surgical Team
Dr. Chwals Opens Pediatric Surgery Clinic ... Read More

December 14, 2011
LGH Pediatric Neurology Clinic Opens
Floating Experts Now Available Locally ... Read More

November 4, 2011
LGH Launches Secure, 100% Electronic Medical Record
Hospital-Wide, Multi-Million $ Improvements ... Read More

November 3, 2011
Dr. Christopher Cotroneo Named Director
New Leadership for LGH Hospitalist Program ... Read More

October 17, 2011
LGH on WCCM AM Radio
New Developments Outlined by CEO Anderson ... Read More

August 3, 2011
The "Gold Seal" for Quality & Safety
LGH Accredited by The Joint Commission ... Read More

August 1, 2011
LGH's Facebook Page Receives National Recognition
#1 in New England, Top 25 in USA ... Read More

July 13, 2011
GLFHC Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
Kudos to GLFHC ... Read More

June 20, 2011
MVB Magazine Highlights LGH Pediatric Center
Comprehensive, local pediatric care featured ... Read More

June 15, 2011
LGH's Anderson Named Trustee, Committee Chair for MA Hospital Assn.
Addl. statewide recognition for Lawrence General ... Read More

June 6, 2011
About Your Health, Summer 2011
About Your Health, Summer 2011 ... Read More

June 1, 2011
LGH and the MV YMCA Announce Partnership
LGH & MV YMCA Partnership ... Read More

June 1, 2011
LGH Launches New Web Site
Expanded resources for the region ... Read More

June 1, 2011
R-4 Unit Nurses Named a "Best Nursing Team"
Award for patient satisfaction improvements ... Read More

May 25, 2011
Pediatric Center Renovations & Floating Hospital for Children
$557K in improvements underway ... Read More

May 12, 2011
LGH Nurses Recognized Nationally
Nursing Award ... Read More

April 1, 2011
Beth Israel Deaconess & Lawrence General Partner to Better Serve the Merrimack Valley
BIDMC ... Read More

January 3, 2011
Lawrence General Featured in National Health Care Magazine
"Hidden Gem Revealed" ... Read More

December 22, 2010
ER Texting Launched
ER Texting ... Read More

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