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Charles A. Castle, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Associate Physician Executive
(717) 544-5145
cacastle@lghealth.org

Carl Manelius
Executive Editor
Director, Physician Affairs
(717) 544-5048
cjmaneli@lghealth.org

Mary Beth Schweigert
Managing Editor
Corporate Communications
(717) 544-5093

MSchweigert2@lghealth.org


 
Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes
Welcome to the February issue of Progress Notes

A message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles A. Castle

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What you need to know about Zika virus
2/5/2016

LG Health experts answer common questions on the fast-spreading mosquito-borne illness, which can have devastating outcomes in pregnancy.

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Hospitalist and home-brewer Phil Billoni talks craft beer
2/5/2016

Physician and his brother-in-law – known as “Eden Craft Brewers” – brew mostly for family parties, including an annual Oktoberfest bash for 200 people.

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Burned out? You’re not alone
2/5/2016

National survey reveals the most burned out, happiest -- and heaviest – specialties. Find out where your specialty ranks.

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10 tips to improve your clinical documentation right now
2/5/2016

Pay is increasingly tied to performance. Take documentation seriously, or it will come out of your pocket.

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LG Health/Penn Medicine welcomes new physicians
2/5/2016

Obstetrician and dermatologist join Medical & Dental Staff.

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LG Health/Penn Medicine welcomes new medical affiliates
2/5/2016

Four physician assistants, nurse practitioner join Medical & Dental Staff.

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Cardiology Chief Dr. Paul Casale to lead population health initiatives in New York
2/5/2016

Also: Dr. Michael Reihart elected President of the Board of Directors for the American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania Division.

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‘The most gracious, grateful group of patients I’ve ever encountered’
2/5/2016

Surgeons recall the challenges and rewards of medical mission trips to impoverished areas of Honduras.

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New blood bank protocols aim to improve outcomes and reduce waste
2/5/2016

Procedures ensure that blood and blood products are immediately available to trauma and other patients who clinically exhibit massive blood loss.

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LG Health/Penn Medicine honored for outstanding community health programs
2/5/2016

Health system wins $10,000 as one of four national finalists for the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.

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Have a patient safety concern? Find out who to call
2/5/2016

There are numerous ways to report issues or concerns involving compliance, patient safety or a specific case.

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Physician Advisors will review all Medicare inpatient cases discharged after one midnight
2/5/2016

All admitting providers should remain diligent about outlining medical necessity for hospitalization and reasons for expecting at least two full days of hospital care.

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Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee news: Vasopressin removed from code trays
2/5/2016

Also: Providers asked to limit utilization of fentanyl and hydromorphone PCAs to patients with documented allergy/intolerance to morphine.

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Upcoming events include Zika virus, abnormal head shapes in children -- and 'Palliative Improv'
2/5/2016

Check out these great CME events coming in February, March and April.

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