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

In the Spotlight 
Hospital addition will eliminate semi-private rooms and improve patient care 
Construction, expected to begin in October, will require traffic detours and parking changes for up to two years. Read More

LG Health expands life-saving mammogram technology to new locations 
Breast tomosynthesis produces highly detailed 3-D images, with significantly higher cancer detection rates. Read More

Physician and fellow runners battle gusty winds and driving rain in grueling 198-mile race 
Oregon’s Hood to Coast Relay pushed seasoned marathoner Dr. Jeffrey Kirchner and his teammates – with an average age of 55 – to the limits. Read More

New to the Medical & Dental Staff 
LG Health welcomes 18 new physicians 
Family physicians, anesthesiologist, cardiologists, hematologists/oncologists, internists, orthopedic surgeon, pediatrician, podiatrists and urogynecologist join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

LG Health welcomes 5 new nurse practitioners 
Progress Notes now lists advanced practice providers who join the Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
Dr. Deborah K. Riley named LG Health Patient Safety Officer 
Also: LG Health Physicians announce new Senior Physician Leaders for medical and surgical specialties; cardiologist joins The Heart Group. Read More

Dr. Eddy Garrido looks back on 34 years in Lancaster 
The first local neurosurgeon to use gamma knife technology will now teach and operate in Philadelphia. Read More

Medical & Dental Staff News 
Lancaster General Hospital names new Medical & Dental Staff officers 
Drs. Fred Beyer, Bill Adams and Jennifer Delutis will serve in leadership roles. Read More

LG Health News 
Thirteen physicians graduate from LGH Family Medicine Residency Program 
Eight new graduates will join practices within LG Health system. Read More

LGHP opens new family medicine, podiatry and urogynecology practices 
New locations in Lancaster, Ephrata, Parkesburg and Quarryville offer convenient access to primary and specialty care. Read More

Joint Commission visits Lancaster General Hospital 
Thanks to all LGH staff for extraordinary collaboration and dedication during weeklong reaccreditation survey. Read More

Care Connections wins Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s Living the Vision Award 
Rapidly growing program improves healthcare experience for chronically ill patients, while reducing cost of care. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Epic prompts, algorithms make it easier for physicians to order the right lab tests 
A targeted approach to ordering the most appropriate lab tests is best for patients, physicians and the health system. Read More

Advanced practice providers work alongside physicians to provide efficient, cost-effective care 
Joint Advanced Practice Council promotes the growing role of APPs throughout LG Health. Read More

Learn how to accurately document arrhythmias, dysrhythmias and other heart problems 
This month’s ICD-10 tip sheet covers cardiac ailments common in the older population. Read More

Government Affairs & Reimbursement 
Act now to receive your Mcare refund 
Physicians must take action by Sept. 18. First round of refunds expected in early 2016. Read More

September/October events include acute back pain and lung-cancer screening 
Check out these great CME events coming in September and October. Read More

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