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At Lancaster General Health, innovation takes many forms, from leveraging the latest technological advances for greater community engagement to forming a relationship with fellow area healthcare leader Penn Medicine.
Comprehensive protocols that prioritize patient safety and minimize medical errors are the cornerstone of Carlisle Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC’s) high-reliability initiative, says President and CEO Rich Newell, MPT, DPT.
Building on a long and successful history of collaboration, Lancaster General Health (LG Health) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine) plan to join forces and strengthen health services in Lancaster County and regionwide.
Incorporating innovative initiatives and leveraging a vast physician network, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System is advancing care throughout the region with research-based medicine, while also educating the next generation of providers.
Many factors influence and contribute to a population’s health, and businesses can play a leading role in shaping positive outcomes, says Michael A. Young, President and CEO of PinnacleHealth System.
Expanding and coordinating services across Adams, Lancaster and York counties, WellSpan Health’s team-based approach enables patients to receive primary and specialty care closer to home, while pursuing a healthier life.
Previous articles in MD News from the Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center in Mechanicsburg have focused on the new minimally invasive methods for treating symptomatic varicose veins and venous reflux disease. While treating such patients constitutes the majority of our clinical work at the Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, we also see many patients who would like small, asymptomatic venous changes treated for cosmetic reasons.
WellSpan Health is pursuing a new vision of care — one that proactively engages people in their health during every phase of life.
One common misconception among the general population is that varicose veins are just a cosmetic issue. According to the vascular surgeons at Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center, this perception is false. In fact, David Calcagno, M.D., and John Rossi, M.D., cite several common clinical problems associated with varicose vein disease.
In the past, necessity dictated that Lancaster-area residents diagnosed with cancer be referred to larger cities for tertiary care. Now, a trio of regional health systems has joined forces to make comprehensive cancer care local — and just a phone call away.
In 1963, the Sisters of Christ-ian Charity responded to the community’s desire for a Catholic hospital by opening the doors to Holy Spirit Hospital. More than 50 years later, Holy Spirit serves a five-county area as a comprehensive health system.
The PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute (PHCVI) provides physicians and their patients nationally acclaimed cardiovascular and thoracic care in Central Pennsylvania. Our combined experience, leading-edge technology and collaborative approach allow us to provide patients with access to the most advanced treatment options, including a range of clinical trials, closer to home.
In stroke care, prompt treatment leads to substantially improved outcomes. At Penn State Hershey Medical Center — recently designated by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center — the telestroke program offers patients across Central Pennsylvania unprecedented access to rapid, high-caliber care that marshals an expansive range of services.
While traditional health systems focus on bringing as many patients as possible in their doors, Penn State Hershey takes a more balanced approach to medicine: building bridges across the region and delivering highly specialized care and clinical trials where patients need them — close to home.
Providers at OSS Orthopaedic Hospital keep patient satisfaction at the forefront in delivering comprehensive, accessible and, whenever possible, minimally invasive musculoskeletal care to residents of York County and surrounding areas — and they have the data to prove it.
Integrating the operations of three companies — and drawing on the strengths of each — NORCAL Mutual is forging an expanded national network of affordable medical professional liability coverage in 2014.
In the 21st century, the name of the healthcare game is collaboration. Working with patients, physicians and other health systems, as well as state and federal governments, Lancaster General Health (LG Health) has instituted strategies designed to improve the quality and affordability of health care.
Results from the Z0011 clinical trial conducted by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACSOG) show strong evidence that the number of lymph nodes removed from women with clinical T1-T2 invasive breast cancer does not correlate with improved survival — opening the door to a less invasive procedure and a reduced risk of painful morbidities.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Colon and Rectal Surgery program draws on the broad experience of a diverse team of colorectal specialists to provide personalized treatment and foster superior outcomes.
In the new era of health care, physicians and hospitals must work together to provide the best possible care for patients, says Rich Newell, President and CEO of Carlisle Regional Medical Center (CRMC).