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Meet the Editors

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 Assistant
(717) 544-5093

MSchweigert2@lghealth.org


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

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

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A game-changer?: Norlanco Family Medicine pilots team-based care model
1/9/2015

The increasingly popular twist on patient-centered medical home could fight primary-care physician burnout – while improving patient care.

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LGHP develops guidelines as unintentional opioid overdose deaths spike
1/9/2015

The prevalence of chronic pain vs. the possibility of opioid misuse can present a difficult dilemma for providers.

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LHVI launches comprehensive screening campaign to identify families with deadly high cholesterol
1/9/2015

Tragically, familial hypercholesterolemia is most often diagnosed only after a cardiac event. Early diagnosis and treatment can save lives.

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Listeriosis in pregnancy can be deadly. Do you know the signs?
1/9/2015

Bacterial infection caused by contaminated foods is 13 times more common in pregnant women. Dr. Robert W. Larkin Jr. says all physicians can save lives by learning the symptoms.

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LGH notches major improvement in documenting medical necessity for inpatient admissions of Medicare patients
1/9/2015

Clear documentation of medical necessity ensures appropriate care for patients – and maximum reimbursement for hospitals. But knowing exactly what and how to document can be a challenge, especially for hospital admissions of Medicare patients.

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First Population Health Fellow gets an ‘all-access pass’ to the health system
1/9/2015

Dr. Adam Lake’s typical day could include everything from managing urgent triage calls to attending high-level meetings and brainstorming ideas to better engage diabetes patients.

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Lancaster General Health Physicians go paperless, win national award
1/9/2015

LG Health is the first in Pennsylvania and in the top 1 percent in the United States to achieve recognition for EMR use at both its hospital and physician practices.

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The Joint Commission will visit LGH this summer. Are we ready?
1/9/2015

To prepare for upcoming accreditation survey site visit, senior leaders invite TJC to the hospital for a mock survey this month.

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Choosing Wisely: five things physicians should question about blood management
1/9/2015

American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation campaign aims to spark conversations between providers and patients – and cut down on unnecessary tests and procedures.

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Looking ahead in 2015: big changes or more gridlock?
1/9/2015

While no one knows which path state or federal leaders will take, we know some important influencing factors and potential issues to watch.

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January/February events include genetic disease and suspected child abuse
1/9/2015

Check out these great CME events coming in January and February.

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