LG Health recently received reaccreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.
LG Health’s Institutional Review Board reviews research protocols being conducted by LG Health providers or involving LG Health patients or their clinical data. HRPP accreditation, which is good for three years, ensures additional protection for human subjects and reflects LG Health’s commitment to that protection.
Accreditation requires an all-encompassing and organized system for oversight of research, which includes maintaining comprehensive policies, providing education and training, identifying and managing conflicts of interest, and monitoring for compliance with regulations and policies.
Health systems dissolve partnership in Affilia Home Health
The three health systems that own Affilia Home Health have amicably dissolved the not-for-profit agency and established home-centered services that are even more coordinated for their respective patients and communities.
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health was a member of the partnership with Tower Health and UPMC Pinnacle. LG Health retained Affilia employees in its service area and continues to provide services under the Affilia brand.
Jan Bergen, President & CEO, LG Health, said the transition will enhance home-health options available in and throughout the communities served by each respective entity.
"This move will enable us to better integrate homecare services into our overall coordination of services Lancaster General Health offers to the communities we serve," she said.
Jeff R. Martin, M.D.
J. David Dumornay, M.D.
Physicians featured in media interviews
Jeff R. Martin, M.D., of LGHP Family & Maternity Medicine, was quoted in a Sunday News in-depth report on lead exposure in schools. Dr. Martin chairs the Partnership for Public Health for Lancaster County and is a member of the Lancaster County Lead Coalition.
J. David Dumornay, M.D., of LGHP Urgent Care was interviewed for a WGAL story on staying safe in the cold.