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October 2013

Welcome to the October issue of Progress Notes
A message from Editor in Chief, Charles A. Castle, MD. Read More

Mark your calendars for these upcoming LGH CME events
October’s CME schedule features a variety of top events, including What is New in Food Allergy, presented October 16 at Lancaster County Club and Acute Kidney Injury Prevention, held October 23 at the Marriott Convention Center. More information on these and other events below. Read More

AllSpire Health Partners announced
On September 19, Lancaster General Health and six other health systems announced the formation of an interstate consortium to address quality, population health management, best practices and medical research in the Northeast region. Read More

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. Read More

"Gut flora" impacts both disease and wellness
Scientific advances over the past few years have demonstrated that gut flora can profoundly affect everything from irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease to mental health, obesity, and Clostridium difficile infection. Read More

Dr. Godshall retires after 40 years at Norlanco
After 40 years in practice, Dr. Godshall says good-bye to the practice he helped found in Elizabethtown in 1973. Read More

An oasis of Lancaster County medical history
From the outside, it looks like many other warehouse facilities at BURLE Business Park on New Holland Avenue in Lancaster. But step inside the doors of the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation Museum and you enter an oasis of artifacts and memorabilia chronicling the rich history of medicine in Lancaster County and beyond. Read More

Rounding physicians: Remember to check-in
Physician Check-in, a LEAN process improvement initiative aimed at reducing length of stay, is underway on Lancaster General Hospital inpatient units. Read More

Physician dashboards will benchmark transfusion practices
IMPACT® Online will provide physician dashboards that can drive a change in practice by linking transfusions to patient outcomes. Read More

Hypertension: Clinical Documentation Improvement Tip
Did you know that if you document using any of these terms: "hypertensive urgency," "hypertensive emergency," or "hypertensive crisis," they are translated to non-specific "hypertension" in DRG codes? Read More

ICD-10 will impact work across the health system
By this time next year, all healthcare organizations will need to upgrade to the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. Read More

LG Health welcomes new physicians
LG Health welcomes several new physicians. Read More

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