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Accreditations and Designations

The Joint Commission | Birthing Center | Breast Imaging Center of Excellence | Cancer Center | Cardiac Care | NICHE Hospital | Schwartz Center Rounds HostTrauma Center


The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission (TJC), 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 Hospital has been licensed and accredited since 1953, and Lawrence General has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.

 

Birthing Center

If your baby needs special attention, you'll be interested to know that our Special Care Nursery is designated a Level IIA program by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. That means we offer expert staff and the latest technology to care for babies who need an added level of support.

 

Cancer Care

Approved as a Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons 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.

Cardiac Care

Lawrence General Hospital was fully accredited in 2013 for cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. Lawrence General is the first hospital in New England, and first hospital in the nation without cardiac surgery on site, to achieve this distinction. Most recently, Lawrence General received its Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for its quality of care and higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.

NICHE Hospital

Lawrence General Hospital is dedicated to improving the care of older adults within the hospital and community. In April 2013, Lawrence General Hospital received designation as a NICHE facility, which stands for Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders. NICHE is the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals like Lawrence General improve the care of older adults. The NICHE program has been instituted in healthcare organizations throughout North America. The program helps Lawrence General implement proven strategies and evidence-based protocols to address issues specific to older adult population, improve patient outcomes and raise patient and family satisfaction levels.

Schwartz Center Rounds Host

Lawrence General Hospital hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, which are unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which Lawrence General staff explore the emotional side of caregiving.

Trauma Care

Lawrence General's Emergency Center was the first in Massachusetts to earn a Level III Trauma Center designation. Achieving Level III status demonstrates the depth of our clinicians' expertise and level of experience. Our Emergency Center is also a certified Stroke Center, able to treat patients with stroke symptoms and diagnosis with specialized, rapid treatment protocols. We are able to consult with a neurologist 24x7 to discuss, diagnose and treat victims of stroke.

 

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