Partnership — a strong prescription
Alan Sager, School of Public Health
Lowell General Hospital found itself among a shrinking minority of hospitals still standing alone when CEO Normand Deschene made a phone call to a familiar ally last fall. Deschene turned to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, which has been sending physicians to Lowell General as part of a neonatology affiliation since 1995. The two hospitals finalized a formal pediatrics affiliation in 2006.