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February 2014

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

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. Read More

Seven CME events scheduled for March
Your dance card is full for CME event offerings in March, with subjects ranging from advances in the treatment of structural heart disease to the role of molecular autopsy in sudden unexplained death.  Read More

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. Read More

Dr. Alan Peterson honored at retirement celebration
Alan S. Peterson, MD, a highly regarded physician and champion for children and families across Lancaster County, was recognized by his colleagues at a retirement celebration that highlighted his years of service and the difference he has made in the community. Read More

Lancaster General sites do well in DOH Licensure Survey
A Department of Health (DOH) Licensure Survey took place at Lancaster General Health sites on Jan. 27-29, and Lancaster General Health received only one deficiency — its lowest number of Licensure Survey findings ever. Read More

Surgeon uses innovative new technique to help patients breathe easier
Karen Rizzo, MD, a Lancaster General Hospital surgeon, is the first in Lancaster County to use an innovative technology that is improving the quality of life for people who suffer from chronic sinusitis. Read More

Physicians' ICD-10 training available
LG Health’s ICD-10 implementation is gathering steam. Training for physicians and other credentialed healthcare providers is now available, and all physicians are strongly encouraged to complete training as soon as possible. Read More

Dr. Bruce Brod receives award for physician advocacy work
Bruce Brod, M.D., recently received an award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Political Action Committee (PAMPAC) for his physician advocacy work. Read More

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. Read More

Dr. Christopher Shih is world-renowned pianist, accomplished physician
Christopher Shih, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist, is also an accomplished pianist who has performed worldwide. He will perform on March 27 at the Ware Center of Millersville University with world-renowned professional cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. Read More

Dr. Donna Leonardo recognized by Sightpath Medical
Dr. Donna Leonardo has been recognized as a 2013 U.S. Top Surgeon by Sightpath Medical. Read More

LG Health welcomes new physicians
LG Health welcomes three physicians to the Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

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