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Meet the Editors

Lee M. Duke, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Associate Physician Executive
(717) 544-5145
lmduke@lghealth.org

Mary Beth Schweigert
Managing Editor
Corporate Communications Specialist
(717) 544-5093
MSchweigert2@lghealth.org


 


Editor's Clipboard 
What Gettysburg can teach us about leadership 150 years later 
Like Civil War generals, today’s healthcare leaders must rise to the challenges of rapid change with quick thinking, clear command and the courage to speak up. Read More

In the Spotlight 
Feeling burned out? Try changing your perspective 
Paperwork and billing codes don’t motivate anyone to go to medical school. Fight compassion fatigue and other unique stresses of practicing medicine by making small changes. Read More

Twelve physicians graduate from LGH Family Medicine Residency Program 
Four will join LG Health Physicians family practices. Others will see patients, begin fellowships or teach in Pennsylvania, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More

What you need to know about PA’s new controlled substance database 
Beginning Aug. 25, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program will give providers access to critical data to make better clinical decisions, as well as recognize patients who need treatment. Read More

New to the Medical & Dental Staff 
LG Health welcomes seven new physicians 
Radiologists, trauma surgeon, emergency medicine physician and otolaryngologist join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

LG Health welcomes new medical affiliates 
Nurse practitioner, physician assistant join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
Lanyce Roldan named Chief Nurse Executive for LG Health 
Also: Sean Reynolds joins LGHP as Vice President, Operations and Specialty Physician Services; Mary Papadoplos heads new Medicine Service Line. Read More

Medical & Dental Staff News 
Breast surgeon finds greatest reward in connecting with patients 
The Surgical Group’s Dr. Michelle Shen works with fellow providers to bring cutting-edge breast cancer treatments to Lancaster. Read More

Physicians honored for dedicated service to medical profession and community 
Lancaster City & County Medical Society presents Drs. Paul Casale and Tony Castle with Distinguished Service Awards for a combined 59 years of service. Read More

Local medical society elects new leaders 
Anesthesiologist Dr. David J. Simons will serve as president. Seven physicians join board of directors. Read More

Physicians make headlines 
LG Health experts give media interviews on advance care planning, improving oncology care and saving Amish children’s lives. Also: Read highlights from the summer issue of Penn Medicine magazine. Read More

LG Health News 
Dr. Christopher Hager will open Novara, a concierge medicine primary-care practice 
Novara, opening Aug. 1 in Richmond Square, will offer personalized care, including increased access and integration of new technologies. Read More

LGH earns national ‘A’ grade for patient safety 
Top Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group designates LGH one of the safest in the United States. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Fight stress by living in the moment
Penn Medicine expert offers tips on practicing mindfulness, which also boosts empathy and improves the patient experience. Read More

Answers to your top questions on medical marijuana 
As the Department of Health works to establish the state’s program, find out what the new law means for you and your patients. Read More

Should your patient be on Observation or Inpatient status?
Physician Advisor team separates myth from fact. The short answer: Always give appropriate care with consideration of resources required. Read More

LGH changes blood transfusion consent form and process 
Licensed provider is now required to inform patient of risk and benefits, obtain consent and sign form. Read More

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