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

In the Spotlight 
What you need to know about Zika virus 
LG Health experts answer common questions on the fast-spreading mosquito-borne illness, which can have devastating outcomes in pregnancy. Read More

Hospitalist and home-brewer Phil Billoni talks craft beer 
Physician and his brother-in-law – known as “Eden Craft Brewers” – brew mostly for family parties, including an annual Oktoberfest bash for 200 people. Read More

Burned out? You’re not alone 
National survey reveals the most burned out, happiest -- and heaviest – specialties. Find out where your specialty ranks. Read More

10 tips to improve your clinical documentation right now
Pay is increasingly tied to performance. Take documentation seriously, or it will come out of your pocket. Read More

New to the Medical & Dental Staff 
LG Health/Penn Medicine welcomes new physicians 
Obstetrician and dermatologist join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

LG Health/Penn Medicine welcomes new medical affiliates 
Four physician assistants, nurse practitioner join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
Cardiology Chief Dr. Paul Casale to lead population health initiatives in New York 
Also: Dr. Michael Reihart elected President of the Board of Directors for the American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania Division. Read More

Medical & Dental Staff News 
‘The most gracious, grateful group of patients I’ve ever encountered’ 
Surgeons recall the challenges and rewards of medical mission trips to impoverished areas of Honduras. Read More

LG Health News 
New blood bank protocols aim to improve outcomes and reduce waste 
Procedures ensure that blood and blood products are immediately available to trauma and other patients who clinically exhibit massive blood loss. Read More

LG Health/Penn Medicine honored for outstanding community health programs 
Health system wins $10,000 as one of four national finalists for the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Have a patient safety concern? Find out who to call 
There are numerous ways to report issues or concerns involving compliance, patient safety or a specific case. Read More

Physician Advisors will review all Medicare inpatient cases discharged after one midnight 
All admitting providers should remain diligent about outlining medical necessity for hospitalization and reasons for expecting at least two full days of hospital care. Read More

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee news: Vasopressin removed from code trays 
Also: Providers asked to limit utilization of fentanyl and hydromorphone PCAs to patients with documented allergy/intolerance to morphine. Read More

Upcoming events include Zika virus, abnormal head shapes in children -- and ‘Palliative Improv’ 
Check out these great CME events coming in February, March and April. Read More

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