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Lancaster General Health’s Progress Notes is a monthly electronic resource to keep you informed about issues critical to our medical and dental staff.

Welcome to the April issue of Progress Notes
This edition is loaded with timely articles about CRE, LGH Value Management Initiative and the Patient Centered Medical Home within LGHP. April heralds the trout fishing season and we feature two intrepid physician fly fishermen who frequent many of Pennsylvania’ s finest trout streams. More

Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: One step closer to the doomsday bug?
Clearly, new and more effective antibiotics against CRE are needed, and indeed a few new drugs are in the development pipeline. In the meantime, LGH must rely on other non-therapeutic strategies aimed at control, writes Dr. Joseph M. Kontra. More

22 LGHP practices work toward Patient-Centered Medical Home designation
“Work at the top of your license”— that’s a top focus of Lancaster General Health Physicians primary care as all 22 practices strive to become Patient-Centered Medical Homes by early next year, noted Dr. Brian Young. More

Physicians critical to success of Value Management Initiative
In anticipation of the effects of healthcare reform, particularly changes in reimbursement, the leadership team at LG Health has taken measures to reduce our cost structure in order to maintain our operating margin, says Dr. Thomas E. Beeman. More

A friendship runs through it: Fly fishing with Drs. Eckhart and Shuman
Michael Eckhart, DDS, Conestoga Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Leigh Shuman, MD, Lancaster Radiology Associates, talk about their passion for fly fishing. More

LGH to participate in CMS Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative
Lancaster General Hospital has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative. More

e-Health upgrade effective April 16
You can expect some key changes related to Orders Management, Discharge Orders and H&P Notes as e-Health puts in place a systemwide upgrade. More

CME website allows providers to register for events, download handouts and CME transcript and much more
Check out LGH's revamped CME website where you can register for your events and save the date to your outlook calendar, download the brochure, get handouts for all of events, download your CME transcript and much more. More

Bariatric Surgery Program receives ACS accreditation
LGH’s Bariatric Surgery Program led by Bariatric Physician Specialists was granted accreditation as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the ACS. More

Patient thanks LGH Trauma Team
There were smiles, hugs and even a few tears, as a Hempfield High School senior who spent five weeks at LGH following a near fatal car accident returned to thank the Trauma Team that saved her life. More

Upcoming CME live events for April
Check out these live CME events to be held in April. More

New Opportunities to Save Lives from Cardiac Arrest: CME event explored latest techniques for CPR
Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil, with the University of Pennsylvania, shared the latest on CPR at a March 7 CME event. More

Two LG Health physicians are recognized
Drs. Frederick Rogers and Thomas Westphal are recognized for their accomplishments. More

New physicians on staff
We welcome two physicians joining our staff this month. More

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