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Lee M. Duke, MD
Associate Physician Executive
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Mary Beth Schweigert
Managing Editor
Corporate Communications Specialist
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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 February issue of Progress Notes
Welcome to the February issue of Progress Notes, where you will find news on the flu, an interview with Senior Nurse Executive Karen Oxler, and details on our revamped CME website at www.lghealth.org/cme. More

Rise of influenza in Lancaster: Dr. Greene discusses strategies for patient care
With a particularly virulent strain of influenza still hitting Lancaster County, physicians should continue to pursue three key strategies, advised Neil Greene, MD, with Infection Specialists of Lancaster, P.C. More

Vacancy on Medical Executive Committee
Dr. Chad Rodenberger, President of the Medical and Dental Staff, announces a search for a candidate for an upcoming vacancy on the Medical Executive Committee of the Medical and Dental Staff. More

Four CME Grand Rounds events for all Medical Staff:
Don’t miss these upcoming grand rounds for February. It’s easy to register online at www.lghealth.org/cmereg; just scroll down until you find the event you want to attend and hit “register.” More

New nerve stimulation treatment study designed to ease chronic heart failure symptoms
LG Health vascular surgeons and electrophysiologists are participating with heart failure physicians in a new study to ascertain whether nerve stimulation can relieve heart failure symptoms as well as slow the disease progression. More

An interview with LG Health Senior Nurse Executive Karen Oxler
LG Health Senior Nurse Executive Karen Oxler sat down with Progress Notes' Editor in Chief Dr. Tony Castle and Managing Editor Roxanne Bolinger recently to talk about her role at LG Health, the benefits of team-based care and what it means for LGH to be recognized as a Magnet hospital. More

Physician Leadership Academy Class of 2012 Graduation Program
The fourth annual PLA graduation program was held on January 22nd at the Lancaster Country Club. More

LG Health practices now unified under Lancaster General Health Physicians
Lancaster General Health Physicians has unified its 260 family doctors and specialists with offices throughout Lancaster County in one umbrella organization. More

Women’s Specialty Center at Women & Babies Hospital expands its medical service offerings
Women’s behavioral health counseling was recently added to the services offered at the Women's Specialty Center. More

Important changes to Cardiac Profile
Based on the recommendation of the LG Health Diagnostics Committee, the CK and CKMB components of the cardiac profile will be eliminated from the profile. More

LGH employee Lena DeGuire retires after 48-1/2 years of service
If you have spent any time rounding on 6 North, you likely have met Lena DeGuire. More

Attend e-Health classes and get CME credits
Learn how to use e-Health more effectively and gain CME credits by attending “hot topic” classes held in February and March. More

CME dinner event: New opportunities to save lives from cardiac arrest
Plan to attend the Thursday, March 7 evening program, New opportunities to save lives from cardiac arrest, presented by Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil, with the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. More

Get started earning CME/CE credit when you access UpToDate via e-Health
UpToDate lets you earn CME/CE credit automatically every time you research a clinical question when you are logged into e-Health. More

Learn more about changing DOT regulations and how they affect primary care
Click here to view a recent presentation made at a Department of Family and Community Medicine meeting by Dr. Weinstein. More

Update on medical bariatrics:
Since we published the January 2013 story on Bariatric Physician Specialists we learned that in addition to Lawrence Wieger, DO, Alan Brader, MD, is also board certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. More

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