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

In the Spotlight
Lancaster General Health Center in Lebanon opens Nov. 10 
New facility offers primary, specialty and urgent care, along with an array of outpatient services. Space available for interested providers. Read More

8 things to know about advance care planning 
Gundersen experts share tips for starting conversations about end-of-life issues with patients -- and the community. Read More

New to the Medical & Dental Staff 
LG Health welcomes new physicians 
Family physicians, podiatrist join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

LG Health welcomes new medical affiliates 
Physician assistant and nurse practitioner join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
Dr. Shahid Babar named Medical Director of LGHP Internal Medicine Hospitalists 
Also: LG Health announces new administrators; Dr. David Silbert opens new ophthalmology practice. Read More

Medical & Dental Staff News 
Foursome emerges victorious in hard-fought Doctors Cup tournament (Photo gallery) 
Nine of 10 teams finished within five strokes of each other at the 13th annual golf tournament. Read More

Proposed new Bylaws tackle tough issues 
Medical Staff expected to vote on updated, more thorough document this spring. Read More

Chief of Cardiology Dr. Paul Casale appointed to U.S. Health & Human Services committee 
Group will provide comments and recommendations to the HHS Secretary on physician payment models. Read More

Local neurologist: ‘Common sense goes a long way’ in preventing sports-related concussions 
In LNP Q&A, Dr. Jarod John says mainstream media attention has led to greater awareness of how head injuries can seriously impact lives. Read More

LG Health News 
‘Your Life Your Wishes’ aims to engage community in advance care planning 
Physicians can start the conversation – and empower patients to think about and share their healthcare wishes. Read More

Second cardiac rehabilitation location opens at Willow Lakes 
Also: County Line Family Medicine plans move to larger office. Read More

LGH earns an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group 
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score is fast becoming the gold standard measure of patient safety. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Have you visited the Physicians page on StarNet? 
You’ll find dozens of resources – from patient care tools to calculators and academic journals -- all in one place. Read More

Opiate addiction affects a growing number of newborns 
Neonatal abstinence syndrome impacts 7 to 10 percent of infants treated annually in the NICU at Women & Babies Hospital. Read More

LG Health awarded $95,000 grant to increase local HIV awareness, testing and access to care 
Project will enlist healthcare providers to encourage more routine HIV screening in the outpatient setting. Read More

Thank you for a successful transition to ICD-10 
LG Health employees and members of the Medical & Dental Staff were committed, engaged and interested in learning the new coding classification system. Read More

View CME events from home – or anywhere else with Internet access 
New CME on Demand feature is easy to use and free for all Medical & Dental Staff members. Read More

November events include medical marijuana and controlled substances database 
Check out these great CME events coming this month. Read More

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