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The Lancaster General Health News Room is designed to help you stay updated on important medical news and health information on both a local and national level. It includes articles and videos about local and national healthcare advances and issues from LG Health, as well as news about LG Health provided by local media sources.

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American Heart Association, Lancaster General Health Install Bicycle Repair Station at Lancaster Amtrak Station

6/15/2017 -

The American Heart Association and the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine unveiled a new bicycle repair station today at the Lancaster Amtrak station.


Stroke care recognized nationally

6/1/2017 -

Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite.


Helping Hands program benefits communities near and far

5/15/2017 -

Every year, Lancaster General Health affirms its commitment to volunteerism by inviting employees and Medical & Dental Staff members to apply for Helping Hands ($1,000) and Helping Hand Abroad ($2,500) grants on behalf of not-for-profit organizations with which they volunteer.


LG Health breaks ground on behavioral health hospital

5/4/2017 -

Lancaster General Health (LG Health) and Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital at 9 a.m. Monday, May 8, on Liberty Street, between Harrisburg Avenue and Thomas M. Armstrong Boulevard, Lancaster.


New TeleRetina program aims to prevent vision loss in diabetics

4/6/2017 -

LG Health is investing in new technology that aims to reduce the risk of severe vision loss in diabetics.

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Low back pain protocol part of special report on opioid addiction

2/22/2017 - LG Health is reducing opioid use through a protocol that calls for treating pain with physical therapy and other alternative approaches.


LG Health offers Eliance Health Solutions

12/9/2016 - New direct-to-employer offering will provide services to self-insured companies that formerly would have been handled by third-party administrators.


'It's Not Just Water' campaign aims to inform high school students on impact of vaping

12/9/2016 - Mary LeVasseur, manager of community health and wellness for Lancaster General Health, started awareness campaign to caution middle and high school students on how vaping can impact their health.


Editorial: The challenging road ahead for mental health care in Lancaster County

12/2/2016 - LNP Editorial Board refers to Pennsylvania’s recent ranking of No. 9 for mental healthcare. Pennsylvania should be proud of its mental health care improvements. But, as Alice Yoder, Lancaster General Health director of community health, told LNP, “There’s still a lot of work to be done.” The Editorial reviews the work being done Lancaster, including LG Health’s plans to build a new behavioral-health hospital.


The good news, and the challenges we still face, on World AIDS Day

11/30/2016 - Dr. Jeffrey Kirchner, Medical Director of LG Health Physicians Comprehensive Care, writes op-ed calling today “an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those friends, partners and family members who have died from AIDS.”


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