Mark your calendar for the 16th Annual Doctors’ Cup golf tournament, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Details to come.


Christopher E. Shih, M.D.

Dr. Shih will play with American String Quartet in Lancaster May 3

Pianist Christopher E. Shih, M.D., will perform with American String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Trust Performing Arts Center in downtown Lancaster.

Dr. Shih, who practices at Regional GI, will join the quartet in the second half for the Schumann Piano Quintet. Click here for tickets and more information.

Click here to read more about Dr. Shih.



Frank M. Essis Jr., M.D.

Obituary for Dr. Frank Essis, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster

Frank M. Essis Jr., M.D., died last month at age 44, while on a ski trip in Lake Placid, New York.
Dr. Essis practiced at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster since 2007. A graduate of Penn State College of Medicine, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
“Dr. Frank Essis Jr. was a committed family man and dedicated physician who was passionate about improving patient care and building top-notch orthopedic facilities in his community,” OAL President Dr. Paul F. Carroll said.
Dr. Essis is survived by his wife, Lauren, and three children, Juliana, Frank III and Michael. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, swimming and traveling with his family.
Click here to read Dr. Essis’ full obituary.

Drs. Maley, Shirk and Wood interviewed for media stories

Retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ed Maley answered LNP’s questions on Lititz Planing Mill Co., the custom millwork business he has owned for 40 years.
“I was first and foremost ... an orthopedic surgeon in a busy, good practice,” Dr. Maley told LNP. “I still feel that way. If you ask what I do, I say I’m a retired orthopedic surgeon.”
Dr. Maley previously was featured in a story in the March issue of Progress Notes.

John C. Wood, M.D., Medical Director, LG Health Physicians, and Michael S. Shirk, M.D., Managing Physician, Family Medicine Manor Ridge, were interviewed for an LNP story on how health systems are changing Lancaster County’s family medicine landscape.

Dr. Ed Maley at Lititz Planing Mill Co.

John C. Wood, M.D.

Michael S. Shirk, M.D.


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