Lancaster General Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. Designated three times as a Magnet hospital for operational excellence, the 623-bed, nonprofit Lancaster General Hospital has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety.

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Ranked as one of the top six hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades also named Lancaster General Hospital as one of the 50 best in America in 2014, among other distinctions. Open-heart-surgery outcomes at its Lancaster Heart & Vascular Institute are among the best in the nation. Its Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute is the only provider in the region to offer multimodality radiosurgery, including Gamma Knife, TomoTherapy and M6 CyberKnife technology via an integrated-care approach. Its patients have access to the vast research and technological resources of the Penn Cancer Network, one of the nation’s foremost cancer centers. In late 2013, the hospital attained Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics’ Stage 7 award for electronic medical record adoption — the highest level on the EMR adoption scale — meaning the hospital is a paperless environment.

Early this year, Lancaster General Hospital's parent system established an accountable care organization, called the Lancaster General Health Community Care Collaborative, which was selected by CMS to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The ACO covers 18,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Lancaster General Hospital is also part of the Brookings-Dartmouth ACO Learning Network, a group of more than 125 organizations across the country that exchange best practices and expertise to solve ACO challenges.

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