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Circle Health Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired™ Recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized Circle Health with its 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired® recognition.The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized Circle Health with its 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired® recognition.The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
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Important Information Regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots

Your initial vaccination offers strong protection against the COVID-19 virus, and are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease. For certain people at higher risk of developing COVID-19, booster shots are now recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your initial vaccination offers strong protection against the COVID-19 virus, and are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease. For certain people at higher risk of developing COVID-19, booster shots are now recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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New COVID-19 Testing Location Opens August 31 at Saints Campus (Physician Order Required)

As cases rise in the region, we will be reactivating COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building at our Lowell General Saints Campus effective Tuesday, August 31. COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building testing center will require a physician order and patients will be directed to call Central Scheduling at 978-937-6023 to make an appointment. We are NOT able to accommodate walk-in appointments. Community members that need testing and do not have a physician order are encouraged to visit one of four Circle Health Urgent Care locations for testing and treatment. As cases rise in the region, we will be reactivating COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building at our Lowell General Saints Campus effective Tuesday, August 31. COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building testing center will require a physician order and patients will be directed to call Central Scheduling at 978-937-6023 to make an appointment. We are NOT able to accommodate walk-in appointments. Community members that need testing and do not have a physician order are encouraged to visit one of four Circle Health Urgent Care locations for testing and treatment.
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What you need to know about COVID-19 third doses and boosters

Dr. Adam Weston, an infectious disease specialist at Lowell General Hospital and a clinical leader in the hospitals’ pandemic response discusses the latest updates on 3rd dose and booster shots as well as the outlook for COVID-19 this fall. Dr. Adam Weston, an infectious disease specialist at Lowell General Hospital and a clinical leader in the hospitals’ pandemic response discusses the latest updates on 3rd dose and booster shots as well as the outlook for COVID-19 this fall.
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Congresswoman Lori Trahan

Lowell General hosts U.S HHS Secretary Becerra

On Tuesday, August 17, Lowell General Hospital had the honor to host U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Congresswoman Lori Trahan at our main campus and showcased the outstanding work taking place at our hospital and across Lowell to improve the health of our community. On Tuesday, August 17, Lowell General Hospital had the honor to host U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Congresswoman Lori Trahan at our main campus and showcased the outstanding work taking place at our hospital and across Lowell to improve the health of our community.
New VIsitor Policy 19 August 2021

Visitor Policy Change Effective 8/19

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released updated visitor policy guidance for hospitals. At Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health, we want to ensure that you are Safe with Us. We will be updating our visitor policy beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1pm to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff and community. Each patient will be allowed one support person over the age of 18 at a time whether the patient is inpatient or outpatient. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released updated visitor policy guidance for hospitals. At Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health, we want to ensure that you are Safe with Us. We will be updating our visitor policy beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1pm to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff and community. Each patient will be allowed one support person over the age of 18 at a time whether the patient is inpatient or outpatient.
Circle Health Pediatrics in Pelham

Circle Health Pediatrics opens August 2 in Pelham, NH

Circle Health is pleased to announce the opening of Circle Health Pediatrics located at 49 Atwood Road, Suite 3, in Pelham, NH. Circle Health is pleased to announce the opening of Circle Health Pediatrics located at 49 Atwood Road, Suite 3, in Pelham, NH.
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Akerkar named 2021 Community Clinician of the Year

Dr. Geetanjali Akerkar, a Circle Health gastroenterologist, was selected as the Middlesex North District Medical Society’s 2021 Community Clinician of the Year, an award that recognizes her professionalism and contributions as a physician. Dr. Geetanjali Akerkar, a Circle Health gastroenterologist, was selected as the Middlesex North District Medical Society’s 2021 Community Clinician of the Year, an award that recognizes her professionalism and contributions as a physician.
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Summer Water Fun Can Bring Drowning Risks: Stay Safe

As you seek to cool down in a pool or at the beach this summer, always keep water safety for yourself and others in mind, an expert urges. As you seek to cool down in a pool or at the beach this summer, always keep water safety for yourself and others in mind, an expert urges.
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Lowell General shifting vaccination program from regional site into hospital operations

As the demand for a large-scale regional mass vaccination site diminishes in Greater Lowell, Lowell General Hospital will shift its Mass Vaccination Program into normal hospital operations at its Saints Campus beginning Tuesday, June 22. As the demand for a large-scale regional mass vaccination site diminishes in Greater Lowell, Lowell General Hospital will shift its Mass Vaccination Program into normal hospital operations at its Saints Campus beginning Tuesday, June 22.
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16 Q&As about the Covid-19 Vaccine

This is a hopeful time. With more and more people getting the vaccine, we can all look forward to a return to a more normal way of life. Here are some of the latest facts from Lowell General Hospital’s Infectious Diseases doctors. This is a hopeful time. With more and more people getting the vaccine, we can all look forward to a return to a more normal way of life. Here are some of the latest facts from Lowell General Hospital’s Infectious Diseases doctors.
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Important Update on the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and Massachusetts Department of Public Health directed providers to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine as they investigate reports of blood clots in six women who received the J&J vaccine. None of these cases appear to have occurred in Massachusetts. Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and Massachusetts Department of Public Health directed providers to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine as they investigate reports of blood clots in six women who received the J&J vaccine. None of these cases appear to have occurred in Massachusetts.