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Editor's Clipboard 
Readers share ideas to fight physician burnout
Let’s pull together to reduce stress and isolation. (Does anyone else miss the doctors’ dining room?) Read More

In the Spotlight 
‘Leading the charge’ on behavioral health
New Executive Director Tracey Lavallias details plans for an inpatient facility and counselors at primary-care practices -- and asks for physician input on future services. Read More

When seconds count: LGH has the expertise and resources to treat most stroke patients locally 
New Stroke Program Director Dr. Murray Flaster, who joins LG Health after more than 20 years leading stroke efforts in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Chicago, finds “absolutely exceptional” level of cooperation here. Read More

South Dakota: Where the deer, antelope and Lancaster physicians play
Dr. Jeffrey L. Martin finds fun, camaraderie – and a steady supply of pheasant jerky -- in regular 1,600-mile hunting treks. Read More

New to the Medical & Dental Staff 
LG Health welcomes new physicians
Orthopedic surgeon, family physician join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

LG Health welcomes new medical affiliates
Nurse practitioners join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
Former longtime Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Neil Greene retires
Physician who spent 34 years on the Medical & Dental Staff took a calm, knowledgeable approach to care. Read More

Medical & Dental Staff News 
Physician, APP actors shine in ‘Palliative Improv’
Sold-out CME event tackles the serious subject of palliative care with humor and role-play. Plus: Find out how to start the difficult conversation with your patients. Read More

Cardiologist reunites with county’s first open-heart patient 33 years later
LG Health physicians make headlines for cardiology history event and collaborative approach to cancer treatment. Also: Read highlights from Penn Medicine magazine. Read More

LG Health News 
Construction on LGH expansion resumes
Hospital leaders consider which patient populations should occupy the addition’s private rooms, expected to open in spring 2018. Read More

New LGHP outpatient facilities open in Manheim, Gap
Locations will feature expanded offices for Manheim and County Line family practices, laboratory services and physical therapy. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
IT update: More practices join online on-call directory
Also: All providers will be required to take e-Health refresher course as part of recredentialing process. Read More

Want satisfied patients? Set realistic expectations from the start
Most patients expect to go home after their hospital stay. Help manage expectations by keeping the patient and family up-to-date on the care plan and anticipated discharge disposition. Read More

New law allows greater flexibility for physician assistants
Countersignature changes enhance the physician and physician assistant team by improving efficiency without compromising the delivery of high-quality patient care. Read More

Government Affairs 
Read important updates on MACRA, medical marijuana and more
Recent key state and federal actions also include a physician credentialing bill and efforts to align substance abuse confidentiality requirements with HIPAA. Read More

May events include childhood leukemia and infections during pregnancy
Also: Download the free “eeds” app to your mobile device to help track your CME attendance. Read More

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