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

In the Spotlight 
Gastroenterologist and pianist Christopher Shih will perform with Lancaster Symphony Orchestra on Halloween
Dr. Shih will play the technically challenging piano concerto “Totentanz” – while dressed in costume. Read More

8 tips to improve patient satisfaction right now 
Dr. Stephen Beeson says great care starts with doing what is right and best for patients, not worrying about scores. Read More

New to the Medical and Dental Staff 
LG Health welcomes new physicians 
Family physicians, ophthalmologist, physiatrist, OB-GYN, pediatrician and cardiologist join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

LG Health welcomes new medical affiliates 
Clinical psychologist, physician assistant and two nurse practitioners join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
LG Health Physicians announce new management structure for physician practices and ambulatory facilities 
Also: Dr. Michael Flood joins The Surgical Group of LG Health. Read More

Medical and Dental Staff News 
Dr. Fred R. Taylor dies unexpectedly at age 65 
New Holland Family Medicine physician remembered as excellent diagnostician with wry sense of humor. Read More

Trauma department giveaway promotes activity and safety 
Staff members donate money to buy bikes – and of course, helmets – for kids. Read More

Up for reappointment? Follow these tips to simplify the application process 
Upgrade to CACTUS credentialing software system causes some glitches. Medical Staff Office is here to help. Read More

LG Health News 
Doximity ranks LGH’s Family Medicine Residency Program No. 5 nationally 
Online physician network’s rankings are based on 95,000 peer nominations from board-certified U.S. physicians. Read More

Joint Commission will return to LGH before Oct. 13 
LGH leaders and staff develop plans to improve handwashing, hallway clutter and other areas before expected “resurvey.” Read More

Find out when and where to get your flu shot 
Annual vaccine – available beginning Monday -- is required for all members of the LG Health Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Construction of LGH expansion will impact parking and traffic 
Updated Destination Guides and additional staff will be available to help guide patients. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Online directory helps providers quickly identify who’s on call 
Removing barriers to communication leads to better care coordination, outcomes and patient satisfaction. Read More

ICD-10 is here: Where do you find answers to your questions? 
Teams throughout LG Health are available to help with documentation and coding questions. Read More

Healthcare Informatics article profiles LG Health’s “assertive push” into population health 
Drs. Douglas Gohn and Michael Ripchinski discuss the challenges and successes of Patient-Centered Medical Home and ACO initiatives. Read More

LGH emergency physician interviewed on shortage of overdose-reversing drug naloxone 
Dr. Michael Reihart says LG Health is working on plans to fight the area’s growing heroin epidemic. Read More

Spotlight: Learn how to talk to patients about advance care planning 
Gundersen experts will speak on “Helping Patients Realize Their Goals of Care.” Read More

Spotlight: CHOP expert will speak on providing sensitive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients 
October’s Family Medicine Grand Rounds will feature Dr. Linda Hawkins, Co-Director of the Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic. Read More

October/November events include ICD-10, autism and controlled substances database
Check out these great CME events coming in October and November. Read More

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