The Lancaster City & County Medical Society presented its annual awards at a dinner celebration held June 12 at The Inn at Leola Village.

The 2019 awards included:

Benjamin Rush Award (To recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the health and welfare of the people of the County): Retired Judge Leslie Gorbey (individual) and CASA of Lancaster County (organization)

Edward Hand Award (Established in 1994 to be presented to a physician or layperson for his/her outstanding work in the health care field): Nikitas J. Zervanos, M.D.

50 Years of Service: Justin Cappiello, M.D., and Brian Condron, M.D.

 Medical Society Annual Awards Presentation  Medical Society Annual Awards Presentation  Medical Society Annual Awards Presentation
LCCMS President Robert K. Aichele Jr.,
D.O., with Retired Judge Leslie Gorbey
(left) and Jessica Laspino, Executive
Director, CASA of  Lancaster County
 Dr. Aichele with Dr. Nikitas Zervanos  Dr. Aichele with Dr. Justin Cappiello

Photos courtesy of Morris M. Miller


Dr. Thomas Andersen Receives Penn Medicine CAREs Grant

Thomas Andersen, M.D.
Thomas Andersen, M.D.

Each quarter, the Penn Medicine CAREs Grant program invites LG Health employees and Medical & Dental Staff members to apply for grants on behalf of a not-for-profit organization for which they volunteer.

Penn Medicine CAREs was established to offer institutional support to individuals and programs in the form of grants that can be used for the purchase of supplies and resources needed to perform work in the community.

LG Health’s eight Penn Medicine CAREs Grant recipients for spring 2019 include Thomas Andersen, M.D., of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Physicians Family Medicine Lititz.

Dr. Andersen received a grant for English as a Second Language at Grace Lutheran Church. The grant will support twice-weekly English classes for refugees, as well as transportation.

To learn more about the Penn Medicine CAREs Grant application process, click here.


Dr. Joseph Kontra Interviewed on Measles Outbreak

Joseph Kontra, M.D.
Joseph Kontra, M.D.

The first case of measles in Lancaster County since 2001 was confirmed in late June. Dr. Joseph Kontra, Lancaster General Hospital’s chief of infectious diseases, told LNP that people should be aware of measles, get vaccinated and keep an eye on public health announcements. Dr. Kontra also was featured on WGAL.













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