CHICAGO, IL, December 2014 – Becker's Hospital Review has named Lancaster General Hospital among “100 hospitals with great women’s health programs” and among “125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs” in 2014.
Hospitals with great women’s health programs are selected based on clinical accolades and recognition for women's health excellence from various healthcare groups and agencies; and for offering outstanding health services geared toward women, including gynecology, obstetrics, women-focused heart care and women-focused cancer care.
Exceptional orthopedic departments are selected based on physicians who provide outstanding care to patients, front-line orthopedic research and treat professional athletes, and whose hospitals have been recognized for orthopedic excellence.
In July 2014, Lancaster General Hospital’s 97-bed Women & Babies Hospital (WBH) distinguished itself as the first hospital in Pennsylvania to earn the Baby-Friendly® hospital designation. This international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
WBH focuses completely on the healthcare needs of women and their newborn babies, providing comprehensive services from deliveries, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, GYN and surgical care, and educational programs. WBH nurses are among the few in the nation to be recognized three times for achieving recognition as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.
In 2013, the Women's Specialty Center dedicated to women’s heart, digestive and behavioral healthcare, opened adjacent to WBH.
In the past two years, LGH’s Orthopedics was ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in this specialty; moving from #40 in 2013-14 to #37 in 2014-15. The U.S. News Best Hospitals annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
The Lancaster General Health Orthopedic Center offers three inpatient nursing units with a total of 64 private rooms for general orthopedic care and patients undergoing total joint replacement; seven state-of-the-art operating rooms and a separate recovery room; and a physical medicine and rehabilitation gym – all dedicated to orthopedic care.
Comprehensive outpatient services include a Geriatric Fracture Program, providing a comprehensive team approach focusing on medical care and education to improve patient outcomes and detect risk early to help curb the negative effects of geriatric bone fractures; and a sports medicine and injury management program for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries caused by athletic activity by patients of all ages.
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