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

LG Health News
LG Health, UPHS pursue a consolidated relationship

Lancaster General Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) are pursuing a consolidated relationship to improve access to cost-effective, high-quality care and to strengthen complementary teaching and research missions. Read More

Ebola preparation leads to improvements in everyday care
LG Health’s preparations for a potential Ebola patient are leading to improvements in everyday care, said Deborah K. Riley, M.D., Chair of Infection Control at Lancaster General Health. Read More

Preliminary Joint Commission survey to help LGH prep for next year’s accreditation
A preliminary, and abbreviated, Joint Commission onsite survey will take place in the coming months for Lancaster General Hospital licensed and Joint Commission-accredited departments and locations. The preliminary survey is in preparation for the unannounced triennial Joint Commission accreditation survey expected to occur in Summer 2015. Read More

New Lebanon Health Center scheduled to open in late summer 2015
Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster (OAL) broke ground in late October on a new outpatient health center in Lebanon County, and LG Health will occupy 29,000 square feet of the new facility when it is completed in late summer 2015. Read More

Nationwide shortage of all permutations of IV fluids
There is a nationwide shortage of all permutations of IV fluids, including — but not limited to — Normal Saline, lactated ringers and D5W. In order to avoid a potentially critical shortage of IV fluids, it is essential that the health care team reserve use to situations in which IV fluids are truly needed. Read More

Headache Rehabilitation Program helps improve patient health
LG Health’s Headache Rehabilitation Program — with rehabilitation for patients with headaches, migraines, or oral or facial pain from headaches — helps patients find relief. Read More

CME
CME events scheduled for November and December

Be sure to check out the great CME events coming in November and December. Read More

New requirements for Child-Abuse Mandated Reporting Law include expanded training
When changes to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) take effect on Dec. 31, 2014, physicians (and a host of other providers such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners covered by the law) will notice expanded requirements for reporting child abuse, tighter licensure requirements related to child-abuse education, and increased penalties for those who do not report child abuse as required by the law. Read More

In the Spotlight
Lorenzo Galindo, MD, is enjoying dynamic atmosphere at LG Health

In October, Lorenzo Galindo, M.D., assumed the role as LG Health’s new medical director of Laboratories and chair of the Department of Pathology. He joined LG Health from Mercy Health System, which has four acute-care hospitals and other facilities in the Philadelphia area. Read More

State-of-the-art laboratory makes the news
Lancaster Newspapers recently did an article about LG Health’s new laboratory, noting that the 43,000-square-foot laboratory processes 3,500 specimens a day and conducts more than 2 million tests a year. Read More

From birth to end of life: Dr. Diamantoni cares for all stages
Dr. Stephen Diamantoni met with Progress Notes staff at the state-of-the-art Lancaster County Forensic Center to discuss his position as Lancaster County Coroner. It had been another busy weekend for him, with three automobile deaths and a homicide.  His day had started early, seeing patients at his practice at 6 a.m. and then over to his other job at the new forensic center for an autopsy of the homicide case. Read More

Staff Transitions
LG Health welcomes new physicians

Lancaster General Health welcomes five new physicians to the Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

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