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LHVI clinics offer specialized cardiovascular care in a single setting

Lancaster Heart & Vascular Institute will open the first of three specialized clinics next month.
The new clinics will offer multidisciplinary heart and vascular care in one setting, simplifying the referral process for both physicians and patients.

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If Ebola hits here, is LG Health ready?

A Nov. 20 drill evaluated LG Health’s readiness to identify and treat a possible Ebola patient. Find out how we did.

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New online tool will help women identify breast cancer risk

LG Health’s Breast Cancer Risk Profiler will help women identify their personal risk of breast cancer in a matter of minutes. Here’s what physicians need to know.

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33 years and counting: HIV/AIDS expert sees reason for hope

Since 1981, HIV/AIDS has killed 30 million people worldwide, including 600,000 in the United States.
But Dr. Jeffrey T. Kirchner, Medical Director of LG Health Physicians Comprehensive Care, says there is reason for hope.

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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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