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October 30, 2018
Well Known Fundraising Leader to Join Lawrence General Hospital Team
Well Known Fundraising Leader to Join Lawrence General Hospital Team ... Read More


October 23, 2018
Lawrence General President and CEO Dianne Anderson Named to BBJ’s “Power 50” List
Lawrence General President and CEO Dianne Anderson, RN, has been named one of the region’s 50 most influential people by the Boston Business Journal. ... Read More


October 16, 2018
Lawrence General Hospital Hosts Congressional Forum on Health Care and the Affordable Care Act
Among the featured guests was House Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose leadership enabled passage of the country’s landmark health care law. ... Read More


October 10, 2018
Lawrence General Hospital Emergency Center to Suffer Under Question 1
Proposal would lengthen Emergency Center wait times by up to 60 percent ... Read More


October 9, 2018
Lawrence General One of Only Four Hospitals in Nation to Receive New Distinction
Lawrence General is one of only four hospitals in the country to receive this new designation. ... Read More


October 5, 2018
Emergency Responders Recognized at Lawrence General’s Legacy of Caring Gala
Event Also Honors Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Cardiologist Sunit Mukherjee, MD ... Read More


September 26, 2018
Lawrence General President and CEO Dianne J. Anderson to Receive Good Citizenship Award
On October 3, Lawrence General president and CEO Dianne J. Anderson, RN, MS, will receive the Ralph B. Wilkinson Good Citizenship Award from the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. ... Read More


September 12, 2018
Nurse Staffing Ballot Question Will Have Devastating Impact on Lawrence General Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital today announced the negative impacts that mandated nurse staffing ratios would have on its viability and capability to provide safe, quality care to patients in the region. Slated to be Question 1 on the ballot this November, these rigid staffing ratios will devastate community hospitals and behavioral health facilities across Massachusetts. ... Read More


August 28, 2018
Lawrence General Receives Grant to Support Latina Breast Health Outreach Program
Lawrence General Hospital has received a $10,000 Targeted Grant to Advance Women from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. ... Read More


July 27, 2018
Popular Lawrence General Cardiologist to Receive Santagati Award
The administration recognizes Dr. Mukherjee for his significant leadership in the development of the hospital’s highly successful cardiac program. On September 29, 2018, Dr. Mukherjee will receive the 2018 Santagati Award for Visionary Leadership. ... Read More


July 24, 2018
Kathy Caredeo Selected as an Associate of the American College of Cardiology
Kathy Caredeo, director of Cardiovascular Services and Ambulatory Procedures, was recently selected as an Associate of the American College of Cardiology. ... Read More


July 2, 2018
Celebrating Ten Years of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Exceptional Outcomes
This July, Lawrence General celebrates ten years of performing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI). To date, more than 2,000 of these lifesaving interventional procedures have been performed on site. ... Read More


May 30, 2018
Unique Public Health Initiative Brings Fresh Healthy Food to Neighborhood Markets
Healthy on the Block/Bodegas Saludables Community Health Initiative ... Read More


May 11, 2018
Nurses Recognized During Award Ceremony
At a special Nurses Week breakfast held today in the Kurth Auditorium, our chief nursing officer Karen Moore, RN, announced the recipients of the annual Lawrence General nursing awards. ... Read More


May 10, 2018
Free Breast Cancer Screenings in Methuen and Lawrence
On Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, Lawrence General Hospital will be offering free breast cancer screenings at its Women’s Health Imaging locations in Methuen and Lawrence. ... Read More


May 8, 2018
Lawrence General Hospital Receives Second Consecutive ‘A’ for Patient Safety
Lawrence General recently received its second consecutive "A" rating in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group ... Read More


April 19, 2018
Free Child Safety Car Seat Inspection Event
On Saturday, May 12, 10 am to 1 pm, Lawrence General will be hosting a free child safety car seat inspection event at Commonwealth Chevrolet in Lawrence. All are welcome. ... Read More


April 12, 2018
Lawrence General Senior Vice President Elected to Leadership Role at American College of Healthcare Executives
On March 24, 2018, Karen Moore, senior vice president of operations and chief nursing officer at Lawrence General Hospital, appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives ... Read More


April 3, 2018
Andrea Sullivan to Lead New Accountable Care Organization Serving the Merrimack Valley Region
Merrimack Valley MassHealth Members Offered New Health Partnership ... 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 31, 2017
Lawrence General Goes to the Head of the Class! Leapfrog Safety Grade “A”
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released new “Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.” ... 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


April 25, 2017
After Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, It’s “Go Time” for the Santagati Center
After ribbon-cutting ceremony, transition into new Santagati Center for surgery enters high gear. Building slated to pen at the end of April. ... Read More


April 13, 2017
Lawrence General Opens Region’s Most Modern Surgery Center
Surgeons, hospital staff and community and business leaders will be on hand on April 13, to observe and celebrate the historic opening of the Merrimack Valley’s most modern surgical center. ... Read More


March 22, 2017
Transition to New Santagati Center Now Underway
In late-April, Lawrence General will open the Santagati Center, the most advanced surgical center north of Boston. ... 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


October 13, 2016
New Surgical Building Honors Santagati Family
Lawrence General names building after Richard and Marilyn Santagati ... 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
HOSPITAL RECEIVES HISTORIC GIFT IN SUPPORT OF MASTER FACILITY PLAN
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
LAWRENCE GENERAL TREATS VICTIMS OF CHEMICAL EXPLOSION
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
RECOGNIZING EFFORTS TO KEEP PATIENTS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL
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


September 26, 2015
Lawrence General’s Gala Honors The Associates of Market Basket and Eduardo da Silva Haddad, MD
A crowd of nearly 500 guests gathered at the Burlington Marriott Saturday, September 26th to celebrate Lawrence General Hospital’s second Legacy of Caring Gala. ... Read More


August 2, 2015
Weight Loss Surgery Program Receives National Recognition
Lawrence General Hospital has just been granted full accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the new Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. ... 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


May 28, 2015
Construction Begins on Merrimack Valley's Premier Surgical Facility
Hospital's Largest Capital Investment ... Read More


March 18, 2015
Lawrence General Hospital and Pentucket Medical Associates Officially Open Andover Medical Center
We celebrated the opening of Andover Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 18th. ... 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
Lawrence General Performs Area’s First Cryoablation Surgery
Success in the fight against kidney cancer ... 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 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 lawrencegeneral.org
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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