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July 2013

Welcome to the July issue of Progress Notes
The next time you are riding your lawn tractor and are impressed with your horsepower, reflect on Keith Kuhlengel’s lifelong hobby collecting vintage tractors. See this issue for the interview and photos of his collection as well as for photos of the physician reception at the new Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute. Read More

Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute welcomes physicians at opening reception: See photos
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

New CyberKnife® M6™ System technology featured at the Cancer Institute
The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center is the first in the U.S. to treat patients with the CyberKnife® M6™ System, a robotic radiosurgery system. Read More

More than 30 tractors and counting: Dr. Kuhlengel shares his impressive farm equipment hobby
What do you do if you are a neurosurgeon but love tinkering with a potentially dangerous hobby? Read More

Residents graduate, begin new practice with LG Health
Three years ago, when Dr. Harrison McGrath and Dr. Andrea Stern were searching for a family medicine residency program, Lancaster General Hospital's rose to top. Read More

Dr. Shanthi Sivendran recognized at ASCO meeting
Dr. Shanthi Sivendran, with Hematology/Oncology Medical Specialists, was recognized at a recent American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago. Read More

Dr. Paul Casale recognized for Code Blue achievements
The Code Blue Committee has recognized retiring Chair Paul N. Casale, MD, for his 15 years of distinguished service. Read More

The future of health care, according to cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol
"There's a big shake-up coming" to healthcare, cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, told attendees at the annual conference of America's Health Insurance Plans. Read More

Improving documentation of heart failure
Because Medicare does not recognize the term "CHF" as a co-morbid condition in its coding guidelines, heart failure must be diagnosed with severity and type of heart failure, explains Jean E. Banzhof, RN, MSN, Clinical Documentation Improvement Manager. Read More

Home health certificate order and 6 more tips for e-Health
A new section for Certification for Home Health has been added to the following Discharge Order sets, so you no longer have to add that item separately. Read More

Dr. Frederick Rogers speaks on patient satisfaction and developments in rural trauma
Frederick Rogers, MD, Lancaster General Hospital Trauma Program Medical Director, was recently a featured expert at two trauma conferences. Read More

Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital welcomes Dr. Keri LaVigne as new medical director
Keri LaVigne, MD, joins Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital as attending Physiatrist and Medical Director. Read More

LG Health welcomes five new physicians
LG Health welcomes these new physicians on staff. Read More

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