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Charles A. Castle, MD
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LG Health, UPHS pursue a consolidated relationship

Lancaster General Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) are pursuing a consolidated relationship to improve access to cost-effective, high-quality care and to strengthen complementary teaching and research missions.

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Ebola preparation leads to improvements in everyday care

LG Health’s preparations for a potential Ebola patient are leading to improvements in everyday care, said Deborah K. Riley, M.D., Chair of Infection Control at Lancaster General Health.

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Preliminary Joint Commission survey to help LGH prep for next year’s accreditation

A preliminary, and abbreviated, Joint Commission onsite survey will take place in the coming months for Lancaster General Hospital licensed and Joint Commission-accredited departments and locations. The preliminary survey is in preparation for the unannounced triennial Joint Commission accreditation survey expected to occur in Summer 2015.

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New Lebanon Health Center scheduled to open in late summer 2015

Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster (OAL) broke ground in late October on a new outpatient health center in Lebanon County, and LG Health will occupy 29,000 square feet of the new facility when it is completed in late summer 2015.

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Nationwide shortage of all permutations of IV fluids

There is a nationwide shortage of all permutations of IV fluids, including — but not limited to — Normal Saline, lactated ringers and D5W. In order to avoid a potentially critical shortage of IV fluids, it is essential that the health care team reserve use to situations in which IV fluids are truly needed.

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Headache Rehabilitation Program helps improve patient health

LG Health’s Headache Rehabilitation Program — with rehabilitation for patients with headaches, migraines, or oral or facial pain from headaches — helps patients find relief.

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Lancaster General Hospital leads the nation in lowest 30-day heart failure readmission rate

Becker’s Hospital Review published the 30-day heart-failure readmission rate for LGH, 17.1 percent, is well below the national average of 23 percent.

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Lancaster General Health’s Women & Babies Hospital designated as Baby-Friendly

A two-year effort of organizational teamwork has earned LG Health’s Women & Babies Hospital, designation as the first Baby-Friendly hospital in Pennsylvania.

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Lancaster General Hospital ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report

LGH ranked nationally in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics, and Pulmonology.

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