Lancaster General Hospital is exploring the feasibility of using a temporary building to provide additional capacity for its busy Emergency Department. LG Health is requesting Lancaster City and state Department of Health approvals for a possible 2,500 square-foot structure for up to nine additional ED beds and a nurses’ station.

The hospital’s Emergency Department, which was last renovated and expanded in 2003-04, is designed for 85,000 annual visits. The department is on pace to see 117,000 visits this fiscal year.

Planning for a temporary building, which would enhance the experience for our patients and staff, is in its very early stages. If approved, the building could be in use by this summer. The structure would be used for three to five years and connect directly to the ED, on the north side of the hospital. It would rest on the ramp currently used by EMS units to drop off patients; an updated traffic plan for EMS units would be required.

The temporary structure would give LG Health time to plan for possible future expansion of Emergency Department services at LGH.


New timeline celebrates key milestones in LG Health’s 125-year history

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Lancaster General Hospital. To celebrate our anniversary, LG Health created an interactive timeline that stretches across all 125 years and consists of significant milestones for LG Health, Lancaster County and the health-care industry.
To view the timeline, click here.

Read the ABBCI 2017 annual report

The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute’s 2017 Annual Report highlights our approach to breast health in our community. Click here to read the annual report online.
“The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute is truly a special place—from our beautiful facility to the high level of patient care delivered by our compassionate team,” Medical Director Randall A. Oyer, M.D., writes. “We are grateful to our entire staff, our colleagues at Penn in Philadelphia, and especially our community partners, without whom our dream of creating a state-of-the-art cancer institute would not have become a reality.”

Two primary-care practices join LG Health Physicians

Red Rose Family Physicians and Oxford Medical Center have joined Lancaster General Health Physicians.
The practices are now named LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Red Rose and LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Oxford. Both provide comprehensive health-care services, including wellness and preventive care, as well as treatment for acute illnesses and injuries.

Office locations, hours and phone numbers will not change. Family Medicine Red Rose, 955 E. King St., can be reached at 717-394-8908. Family Medicine Oxford, 820 Spear St., can be reached at 610-932-9300.

Clinicians include Patrick Anderson, D.O.; Richard Stratchko, D.O.; Susan Wolf, CRNP; Sarah Keiser, CRNP; and Delores Minchhoff, CRNP.


LG Health expands online scheduling options

Lancaster General Health has expanded online scheduling options for patient appointments.

New and existing patients may visit to schedule an appointment with select primary-care providers and specialists, as well as urgent care, lab tests and mammograms. Patients may view available appointment times – including same-day appointments – and schedule instantly. Online scheduling is available 24 hours a day via mobile devices, tablets and computers.

“Our expanded online scheduling options make it easier than ever for patients to make an appointment with an LG Health provider,” said Rich Paoletti, Vice President, Primary Care and Ambulatory Network. “Online scheduling offers a convenient option that saves valuable time for our patients.”

LG Health also has launched a partnership with tech company Zocdoc to offer patients another convenient online option for scheduling appointments. In addition to online scheduling, patients can find, review and compare LG Health providers at or by using the Zocdoc app.

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