Lancaster General Hospital has been named the sixth best hospital in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report.
 
Penn Medicine hospitals were again ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in the 2018-19 annual survey by the magazine. The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was named to the prestigious Honor Roll list, and ranked as the #1 hospital in Pennsylvania. The hospitals also ranked No. 1 in the Philadelphia metro area.
 
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LG Health implements healthy beverage initiative

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the added sugars from sugary drinks are directly tied to an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Penn Medicine is taking strides to eliminate these foods from its facilities in an effort to ensure that the food its serves aligns with its missions to care for, educate and empower patients who are coping with heart disease, diabetes, and many other illnesses.
 
Penn Medicine, including Lancaster General Health, is implementing changes across its hospital campuses, eventually removing all beverages with added sugars, such as regular soda, fruit-flavored drinks, sports drinks, and sweetened milk, tea, and coffee drinks. Diet and unsweetened beverages, 100% fruit juice, milk and an array of flavored-water options will be available.
 
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  • Christopher D. Wenger, D.O., The Heart Group of LG Health, wrote an article on the topic for the latest issue of The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital. Click here to read the article.
     


 

LG Health opens sixth Urgent Care

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has opened a sixth urgent care location, at 51 Peters Rd. Lititz, following a significant renovation to the outpatient facility.

The urgent care is open 14 hours a day and offers expanded services and treatments not available in a typical urgent care facility, including:

  • The ability to administer IV fluid for dehydration

  • Treatment rooms that have the capability to observe patients for several hours

  • Increased capabilities for asthma treatment

  • Increase diagnostics for pain (stomach, leg, shortness of breath)

The Urgent Care is staffed by physicians and advance practice providers on the medical staff at LG Health. Click here to read more.
 

Members of the LG Health Urgent Care team and Venture Lititz celebrate the opening of the new facility in Lititz.

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