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Charles A. Castle, MD
Editor in Chief
Associate Physician Executive
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Carl Manelius
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Director, Physician Affairs
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Amy Wagner
Managing Editor
Corporate Communications Assistant
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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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LG Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System form strategic alliance

Lancaster General Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) announced the formation of a strategic alliance aimed at enhancing patient care, clinical research and medical education at both institutions.

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Patients will now receive breast-density information with mammogram results

In accordance with a new breast-health law in Pennsylvania, Lancaster General Health now is required to include breast-density information in mammogram reports sent to providers and in lay letters sent to the patient.

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LG Health looks for solutions to IV fluids shortage

Lancaster General Health is being impacted by a national shortage of IV fluids and has formed a multidisciplinary team to evaluate IV fluids usage and to implement conservation processes during this temporary shortage.

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Comprehensive services in Chester County

The new Lancaster General Health Center in Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester County, will open Wednesday, Oct. 16, bringing a wide range of healthcare services to one of the fastest growing areas in the region.

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

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Lancaster General Hospital as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14.

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Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute welcomes physicians at opening reception: See photos
7/3/2013 – Sultry summer weather combined with a pop up rain storm did not keep away the throngs of physicians and their guests from an evening welcome reception at the new Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.  Read more

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