Founded in 1891, Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, Lowell General Hospital offers a full range of medical and surgical services for patients. Lowell General Hospital is a member of the Voluntary Hospitals of America . The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient focused care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States, honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care in October 2010. Lowell General was the eighth hospital in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet designation.