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Welcome to the August issue of Progress Notes 
A message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles A. Castle Read More

In the Spotlight 
Penn Medicine update: New roles announced for LG Health’s top leaders 
Tom Beeman will serve as Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations, UPHS. Jan Bergen named President & CEO of LG Health. Read More

Dr. Thomas Gates isn’t retiring -- but he is moving to Malawi 
After 20 years at LG Health, family physician will serve as medical director of community hospital in impoverished African country. Read More

AMA: Physicians generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity, support 10 million jobs 
New report shows that physicians’ positive impact goes beyond the exam room. Read More

New Physicians 
LG Health welcomes new physicians 
Family physicians and specialists in cardiology, oral surgery, dermatology, neonatology, nephrology, neurosurgery and radiology join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
LG Health names Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations and Chief Nursing Officer 
Other changes include new leaders of LG Health Physicians, low back pain and behavioral health initiatives. Read More

LG Health News 
Penn Medicine opens kidney/pancreas transplant clinic at Lancaster General Hospital 
New clinic offers convenient, close-to-home care for local transplant patients. Read More

LGH wins 2015-16 accolades from U.S. News & World Report 
Hospital – rated fifth in PA -- earns a best ranking in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Orthopedics, along with “high performing” in four more specialties. Read More

LGH is first community hospital to join study of MRI safety in patients with pacemakers, defibrillators 
Study will enroll 500 local volunteers; here’s how to find out if your patient qualifies. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
E-Visits treat 12 minor health conditions without a trip to the doctor’s office 
Online service – accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone -- saves time and money for both patients and providers. Read More

LG Health is region’s first to implant new heart-monitoring device 
CardioMEMS is designed to decrease heart failure-related hospitalizations and improve quality of life. Read More

Low-dose lung CT scans detect early cancer -- and save lives 
New Epic workflow makes it easier for primary-care physicians to refer patients to LG Health’s lung cancer screening program. Read More

ICD-10 should help properly code fractures not caused by trauma 
This month’s tip sheet describes how to clearly document pathologic fractures. Read More

Spotlight: New user-friendly CME system goes live Aug. 17 
Download app now for easy mobile access to services. Read More

August/September events include acute back pain and sudden cardiac arrest 
Check out these great CME events coming in August and September. Read More

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