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February 3, 2020
Town Hall Sessions Proving a Popular Way for Staff to Stay Connected
As part of an effort to connect in-person with each and every one of Lawrence General’s more than 2,000 employees, president and CEO Deb Wilson is hosting a series of Town Hall style information sessions throughout 2020. ... Read More

February 3, 2020
Lawrence General Launches More Consumer-Friendly Patient Experience Survey
Lawrence General hospital is excited to give patients an easier way to provide feedback after a service visit. ... Read More

December 23, 2019
Facilitating Positive Change with Appreciative Inquiry
“Positive Change” is not only in the title, but it also describes the result of a recent three-day workshop on Appreciative Inquiry. ... Read More

December 23, 2019
Employee Expression Room Yielding Positive Impact
Breast feeding is proven to provide significant health benefits to both infants and their mothers, and now Lawrence General is supporting that process with a new Employee Expression Room located down the hall from Kurth Auditorium. ... Read More

November 12, 2019
DAISY Award Recognizes Extraordinary Nurses
Lawrence General is engaging with The DAISY Foundation to recognize extraordinary nurses across the hospital. ... Read More

November 12, 2019
Organizing Community Efforts with New Community Activation Team
We have a strongly committed group of employees who staff community events talking about trauma prevention, maintaining strength and flexibility, breast health, weight loss and the hazards of vaping, among many other topics. ... Read More

November 12, 2019
Lawrence General Shines in Joint Commission Survey
“One of the best surveys of the year!” That’s a comment we heard from one of the surveyors from The Joint Commission after spending four days in late September inspecting Lawrence General Hospital and appraising our place among other hospitals in the country. ... Read More

September 26, 2019
Dr. Maurice Cohen Named Medical Director of Gastroenterology at Lawrence General
Lawrence General Hospital welcomes Maurice B. Cohen, MD, as medical director of the Gastroenterology Department. ... Read More

June 17, 2019
Bridge to Recovery
New Clinic Initiates Treatment for Opiate Addiction in the Emergency Center ... Read More

May 21, 2019
Annual Leadership Summit Focuses on Social Determinants of Health
A large and attentive audience gathered at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College—a new venue for the event—on April 29 for Lawrence General’s sixth annual Healthcare Leadership Summit. ... Read More

May 21, 2019
Continuously Improving Quality and Safety a Top Priority
Culture of Safety Survey Results Lead to Host of New Initiatives ... Read More

April 2, 2019
Boston-Caliber Critical Care, Close to Home
Lawrence General’s Rising Case Mix Index Reflects Enhanced Expertise and Capabilities ... Read More

February 14, 2019
Well-Being on Wheels
New Initiative Provides A Moment of “Me Time” for Busy Frontline Staff ... Read More

February 14, 2019
Nurse Recruitment Efforts Yielding Positive Results
Since December, Lawrence General has seen a significant uptick in nurse applications thanks to some new and creative recruitment efforts. ... Read More

February 14, 2019
More than 500 Call Bells Answered…and Counting
Lawrence General’s phlebotomists have embraced the Answer the Call initiative in a big way. ... Read More

February 14, 2019
“Meditech Central” Opens As Training and Testing Ramp Up
Temporarily renamed “Meditech Central,” the auditorium has been divided into two classrooms, one of which can seat 40-plus participants. ... Read More

December 14, 2018
Innovating Care at the Bedside
New Clinical Care Coordinators Will Guide Patient Progression, Improve Efficiency ... Read More

November 14, 2018
Meditech Will Enhance Safety and Efficiency in the Pharmacy
Getting the Pharmacy ready for the Meditech go-live on May 1, 2019, is no small task, but Tim Keaney and his team are up for the task. ... Read More

November 9, 2018
Regaining Control
A nonsurgical approach to a common women’s issue focuses on education and muscle strength ... Read More

November 5, 2018
Lawrence General Welcomes New Thoracic Surgeons
Lawrence General has launched a new Thoracic Surgery Clinic in collaboration with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. ... Read More

September 23, 2018
Meditech: Not Business As Usual
Meditech will not only enhance how patient information flows through clinical areas, it will also streamline almost every aspect of the hospital’s business operations. ... Read More

August 16, 2018
Cardiology Hospitalist Program Having Positive Impact
It’s been almost a year since Lawrence General launched its Cardiology Hospitalist Program. ... Read More

August 16, 2018
Pathways to Patient Progression
These efforts have led to incremental improvements in discharge times, shortened wait times for patients being admitted from the Emergency Center, and an enhanced patient experience. ... Read More

August 16, 2018
Meditech Implementation Enters Build, Test, and Training Phase
During the week of July 9-13, select staff from departments across the hospital attended intensive, multi-day training sessions on how to develop content for the new Meditech electronic health record. ... Read More

July 27, 2018
Popular Lawrence General Cardiologist to Receive Santagati Award
Early in his career, Dr. Mukherjee spent much of his time performing diagnostic cardiac catheterizations—a procedure that threads a long, thin catheter through the femoral artery to the heart. ... 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

June 5, 2018
“Stop the Bleed” Training for Staff and Community Members
Lawrence General is now participating in a national initiative called Stop the Bleed. ... Read More

June 1, 2018
New Pharmacy Will Be “Big Win” for Hospital
Enhanced Space Will Improve Safety, Workflow, and Staff Experience ... Read More

June 1, 2018
Clinical Staff Get a Closer Look at New Electronic Health Record
In May, more than 80 clinical staff members got a firsthand look at what the new Meditech electronic health record will look like in action. ... Read More

June 1, 2018
Karen Moore Elected to Leadership Role at American College of Healthcare Executives
Moore assumed her new position at the Council of Regents meeting on March 24,. ... Read More

April 23, 2018
Radiation Oncologist Claire Y. Fung, M.D., to See Patients at Andover Medical Center
Claire Fung, MD, a Radiation Oncologist at Alliance Radiation Oncology in Newburyport, will now be seeing patients at Andover Medical Center. ... Read More

February 13, 2018
Security Supervisors Receive Advanced Training
This initiative is intended to deepen the knowledge and expertise of the security team, and enhance the overall safety of the hospital. ... Read More

December 28, 2017
New C.A.R.E. Channel Helps Improve the Patient Experience and Create a More Healing Environment
This winter, Lawrence General will introduce the C.A.R.E. Channel on all inpatient televisions. ... Read More

December 28, 2017
An Evolving Approach to Addressing High Volume
New Census Response Protocols Aim to Improve Patient Safety and Satisfaction ... Read More

December 28, 2017
Pre-Admission Testing Transitions to Beautiful New Space
In mid-November, Pre-Admission Testing moved from its temporary location on Hamblet 1 to its beautiful new permanent home on Lamprey 3, just outside the Santagati Center for surgery. ... Read More

November 15, 2017
Answer the Call
The bedside call bell is a hospital patient’s life-line to staff outside their room should they need assistance of any kind. ... Read More

November 15, 2017
My Care Family: Lawrence General’s New Accountable Care Organization
If you follow health care news you are probably aware that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is deep into its effort to overhaul its Medicaid program, MassHealth. ... Read More

November 15, 2017
New Cardiology Hospitalist Program to Improve Patient Flow, Reduce Discharge Delays
As part of a broader effort to reduce discharge delays and improve patient flow throughout the hospital, Lawrence General has introduced a new Cardiology Hospitalist Program that went into effect on November 1. ... Read More

October 10, 2017
Nurses Volunteer Time in Wake of Hurricane Harvey
Sometimes the best way to cope with a large-scale disaster is to roll up your sleeves and get to work. ... Read More

October 10, 2017
Sterile Processing Plays Key Role in Infection Prevention and Patient Safety
Lawrence General’s Sterile Processing Department cleans and prepares more than 1,000 medical instruments and devices a week for both the Surgical Services Department and clinical areas throughout the hospital. ... Read More

October 10, 2017
Grand Rounds Series to Focus on Pain Management and Safe Opioid Prescribing
When it comes to treating patients suffering from chronic pain and the appropriate use of opioids, there are no easy answers—especially if the patient has a history of addiction. ... Read More

August 31, 2017
Keeping Orthopedic Trauma Cases Local
Since joining the Emergency Department team in August of 2016, Orthopedic Traumatologist Jason Reid, DO, estimates that he has performed more than 200 surgeries. ... Read More

August 31, 2017
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Grant Leading to Promising Results
Over the past several years, the number of babies being treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) at Lawrence General has been slowly on the rise, and up to 30 cases are expected in 2017. ... Read More

August 31, 2017
Aquatic Therapy Now Offered at Andover/North Andover YMCA
Starting this September, Lawrence General’s Rehabilitation Service will begin offering aquatic therapy at the Andover/North Andover YMCA. ... Read More

August 31, 2017
Strong Start for Santagati Center As Staff Fine-Tune Operations
The first procedure performed in the Santagati Center — a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy by surgeon Victor Villareal, MD — took place on May 1, and since that date, business has been brisk in the new surgical facility. ... Read More

July 20, 2017
I Am the Patient Experience: Staff Recognized for Excellence
Earlier his summer, Bob Celeste, electrician supervisor in Facilities was seen providing compassionate assistance to an elderly patient who was having difficulty navigating the curb at the hospital’s main entrance. ... Read More

July 20, 2017
Environmental Services Continue to Reduce Room Turnover Times and Improve Patient Flow
In Environmental Services (EVS), the staff who clean the rooms when a patient is discharged have been doing their part to improve that flow. ... Read More

June 1, 2017
New Pre-Admission Testing Unit and Family Waiting Area Under Construction
The new Pre-Admission Testing Unit, which is located in the space formerly occupied by the Surgical Day Care Unit, will be more than double its previous size. ... Read More

May 30, 2017
Santagati Center’s Streamlined Process for Prepping Instruments and Supplies
Lawrence General also launched a new process for storing, tracking, and preparing surgical instruments and supplies. ... Read More

May 5, 2017
I Am the Patient Experience: Staff Recognized for Excellence
On May 5, Pracha Eamranond, MD, and Karen Moore, RN, leaders of the Patient Experience Team, visited Telemetry and the Intensive Care Unit to recognize clinicians identified by our patients as providing an exceptional experience. ... Read More

March 10, 2017
Santagati Center Offers New Level of Comfort, Convenience, and Safety Outside the Operating Rooms
The size and sophistication of the operating suites found in the new Santagati Center are undeniably impressive. ... Read More

October 12, 2016
Code Help: An Evolving Process for Improving Patient Safety in the Emergency Center
Improving patirnt flow remains the top priority at Lawrence General Hospital and here's how it is achieved. ... Read More

June 10, 2016
Welcome to Our New Patient Care Advocate
We are pleased announce the appointment of Maria Vargas to the position of Patient Care Advocate in the Quality department. ... Read More

June 8, 2016
2016 Excellence Above All Award
Trinidad Rosa is the 2016 recipient of the Excellence Above All Award. ... Read More

June 6, 2016
Healthy Results in Population Health
Lawrence General has a Population Health Team that has been working with physicians and post-acute care providers in the community to make meaningful change in the way we care for the patients we share. ... Read More

May 6, 2016
When You Look at Lawrence General Hospital, What Do You See?
More than 100 employees (both leaders and staff) attended a workshop in mid-April, designed to help us look at our world differently. ... Read More

May 5, 2016
Getting Lean with Equipment!
Thanks to all those involved in this important process redesign, and stay tuned for updates on this team’s progress! ... Read More

May 3, 2016
Improving Bedside Staffing - Good News for Patient Care
More CNA positions will be added on all shifts and extend unit secretarial coverage through evening shift. ... Read More

May 1, 2016
Do You Know the New Emergency Codes?
Effective May 1, 2016, Lawrence General Hospital will be utilizing revised Emergency Codes. ... Read More

April 5, 2016
What Our Patients are Saying - April 2016
Grateful patients are sharing their thanks on social media and through letters to the hospital. ... Read More

April 4, 2016
Preventing Unnecessary Transfers
Our Prevent Transfer Team has been working hard to be sure that, when a critical patient needs a bed here in Lawrence and that patient is appropriate to stay, there’s a bed available. ... Read More

March 28, 2016
3rd Annual Healthcare Leadership Summit | Register TODAY!!!
Please join us at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Leadership Summit. ... Read More

March 5, 2016
Lawrence General CHART Team Teaching Others
Congratulations to our CHART Team, for an outstanding webinar presentation. ... Read More

March 2, 2016
Laboratory and Respiratory Therapy Sails Through Accreditation Survey
The the Lawrence General laboratory and respiratory therapy received glowing reviews following a “white glove” inspection recently by the College of American Pathologists. ... Read More

March 1, 2016
What Our Patients are Saying - March 2016
Grateful patients are sharing their thanks on social media and through letters to the hospital. ... Read More

February 8, 2016
Together: Realizing A New Vision of Health Care
We would like to invite each employee and physician to participate in our Lawrence General Together Capital Campaign. ... Read More

February 2, 2016
What Our Patients are Saying - January 2016
January was a great month for the Lawrence General Facebook page where people are rating us high and thanking us for the great care they received. ... Read More

January 28, 2016
Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Mini-Conference
3-hour mini-conference presented by Lawrence General Hospital Trauma Program & Boston Children's Hospital Trauma Center ... Read More

January 15, 2016
CMA Seeing Patients at New Andover/North Andover YMCA Location
Primary care physicians Daniela Connelly, MD and Roohi Khanna, MD began seeing patients in our specially designed medical office embedded in the newly constructed Andover/North Andover YMCA on Route 133. ... Read More

January 10, 2016
Dr. Grace Kim Brings Primary Care in Andover
Lawrence General Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Grace Kim to our hospital family. ... Read More

January 6, 2016
New Psychiatric Consult Services Available
We now have a new full time Psychiatry Consultation service for inpatients at Lawrence General. ... Read More

January 4, 2016
Welcome Drs. Paresh Mane and Laurence Brinckerhoff
Drs. Paresh Mane and Laurence Brinckerhoff will join the Lawrence General Surgical Staff as of January 2016 and will provide comprehensive thoracic surgery care to the patients of the greater Lawrence area. ... Read More

December 11, 2015
Hospitalists Celebrate a Year Under New Leadership and Vision
It’s been a little bit more than a year since a new team took over leadership of the Lawrence General Hospitalist Service. It’s been an eventful year, including a re-visioning process, and the addition of several new providers, physicians and advance practice practitioners replacing what had been a service with many locum tenens physicians. ... Read More

December 2, 2015
Flu Shot Update: Protect Yourself & Your Patients!
As of November 19, 2015, Lawrence General has achieved a 67% vaccination rate. ... Read More

November 2, 2015
What Out Patients Are Saying - October 2015
October was a great month for the Lawrence General Facebook page where people are rating us high and thanking us for the great care they received. Check out our Facebook page today and don’t forget to like and follow us! ... Read More

November 1, 2015
Lawrence General Team Works as One to Handle Unusually Heavy Patient Volume
In mid-October, our patient volume surged, just as we prepared to transition patients to the newly renovated R4 West and to close R4 East to begin renovations there. ... Read More

October 26, 2015
Promoting Care Coordination Through CHART
Lawrence General Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) Program as of October 1, 2015. ... Read More

October 9, 2015
Flu Vaccine Information
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has directed hospitals to achieve 90% vaccination of healthcare personnel with the 2015-2016 Influenza Vaccine. The vaccine is readily available this year. ... Read More

October 3, 2015
What Out Patients Are Saying - September 2015
September was a great month for the Lawrence General Facebook page where people are rating us high and thanking us for the great care they received. Check out our Facebook page today and don’t forget to like and follow us! ... Read More

September 4, 2015
Alternative Bundled Payment Options Begin at Lawrence General
Starting on July 1st, Lawrence General launched our participation in an alternative payment method for congestive heart failure patients called the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI). ... Read More

August 20, 2015
Mutosurgical Earns Vein Center IAC Accreditation
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Muto's practice has receivedaccreditation as a Vein Center by the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC). ... Read More

August 18, 2015
Daniela Connelly, MD, MPH Joins the Transformation Team
Please join us in congratulating Daniela Connelly, MD MPH on being named associate director of Population Health for Lawrence General Hospital. I ... Read More

August 17, 2015
Welcome Dr. Nikhil Thakur, Spine Surgeon at Orthopedics Northeast
Dr. Nikhil Thakur has joined Orthopaedics Northeast to spearhead their Spine Center – ONE Spine Center. ... Read More

August 10, 2015
Welcome Karen Moore
She has served in the chief nurse, chief operations and chief executive officer roles at hospitals in Massachusetts and Vermont, including Marlborough Hospital in Marlborough, Kindred Hospital Park View in Springfield, and Baystate Franklin Medical Center, in Greenfield. ... 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

August 2, 2015
PHO Physician Reception
Lawrence General's CEO and leadership team welcomed a host of new physicians to the Lawrence General health care network at an evening reception last month. ... Read More

July 13, 2015
New England Neurological Joins PHO
We are very pleased to welcome the Lawrence General medical staff physicians of New England Neurological Associates (NENA) as new PHO members effective July 1, 2015. ... Read More

July 10, 2015
Lawrence General in Front on Treatment of a Deadly Condition
Lawrence Genera's Pulmonary Embolism Response Team provides coordinated, multidisciplinary consultations to patients with pulmonary embolism. ... Read More

June 1, 2015
ICD-10: It’s Alive and Well!
While ICD-10 won’t convert until October 1, 2015, it is important that we take steps to ensure that our business health and our day to day operations are impacted as little as possible. ... Read More

May 28, 2015
Physdoc Pilot Project
On Tuesday, May 12th, at 8am, we began our Physdoc pilot project on the pediatric unit. ... Read More

March 26, 2015
You Are a Preferred Provider for Lawrence General Employees!
Employees are incentivized through a tier structure to use our PHO member physicians. ... Read More

March 24, 2015
Cardiovascular Center Receives Chest Pain Accreditation
Lawrence General has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). ... Read More

March 10, 2015
Building a Community-based Continuum of Care to Support Patients
On February 12th, representatives from 11 different community providers of skilled nursing, rehabilitation and home health and hospice care, came together at Lawrence General to talk about the care of shared patients. ... Read More

March 9, 2015
What Care Transformation Means to You
If the focus of transformation work is largely in non-hospital settings, why should hospital staff be paying attention? The reason is that not all foc ... Read More

March 6, 2015
Lawrence General Embraces 3-D Mammography with Arrival of Renown Expert
Dr. Rafferty comes to us after years at Massachusetts General, where she has been a highly published expert, both in clinical literature and lay media. ... Read More

March 2, 2015
Transforming Care: Testing the Care Model of the Future
The Division of Transformation has a lot to do,so they are jumping in with one population to test some ideas. ... Read More

February 26, 2015
Endoscopic Ultrasound Now Available at Lawrence General
On January 19, 2015, Dr. Yacavone conducted the first endoscopic ultrasound at Lawrence General Hospital, providing significant relief and quality of life to a patient with esophageal cancer. ... Read More

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