Lancaster General Hospital is a nonprofit community hospital in Lancaster, PA. The hospital and its parent, Lancaster General Health, are members of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine).

LGH is a tertiary health care system that serves central Pennsylvania via an inpatient hospital in the city of Lancaster and multiple outpatient facilities throughout Lancaster County and beyond. It has been named a "Best Hospital" for heart surgery, orthopedics, urology, hormonal disorders, and ear, nose, and throat, and has also been designated a Magnet Hospital in recognition of its nursing services.

The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital has been published quarterly since April 2006 as a “Record of Medical Progress.” The print edition of JLGH is distributed to more than 6,500 physicians and nursing leaders, as well as others concerned with health care in central Pennsylvania. The Journal’s mission is to be an educational resource that furthers the highest standards in the science, practice, and art of delivering health care.

To fulfill this objective, each issue contains scientific articles by members of the LGH staff that review important or controversial clinical subjects; discuss clinical and research activities and new technologies at the hospital; or describe new treatment modalities being assessed by LGH physicians in collaborative national trials. Articles are edited rigorously to provide useful information concisely and in a more readable style than conventional peer-reviewed medical journals.

In addition, each issue of JLGH contains several additional departments on a rotating basis:
  • From the Editor’s Desk – The Editor in Chief reports about progress at the Journal and discusses matters related to the delivery of health care.
  • Book Review — Family Medicine physicians and residents review books addressing the need for equity in health care.
  • Health Care Innovation — Staff members at the Center for Health Care Innovation at LG Health share updates about and lessons learned from the Center’s projects.
  • Narrative Medicine — Individuals share personal stories that offered lessons and helped refine their abilities as medical professionals.
  • Photo Quiz – LG Health providers look at interesting cases from Urgent Care and Family Medicine.
  • Spotlight on Clinical Research — LG Health Research Institute staff members highlight active research studies enrolling participants throughout the health system. 
  • Top Tips from Family Practice – LG Health physicians overview the latest developments in the family practice world.
The print edition of the Journal at one time included a CD with audio interviews with interesting people in the LGH family. These discussions covered a broad spectrum of topics in health care, from scientific discussions about innovations and controversies in medicine, to administrative problems in health care delivery, to aspects of health policy in America that influence clinical practice and every professional’s life. Though the interviews have been discontinued, the previous versions are all archived on this website for direct listening or downloading on the Audio Interview page.

If, after reviewing the content of the online Journal, you are interested in receiving the print edition, please contact us. We also welcome your feedback on any aspect of the Journal’s content or mission.


Editor in Chief
Corey D. Fogleman, MD

Managing Editor
Maria M. Boyer

Advisory Editorial Board
Philip M. Bayliss, MD
Aaron D. Bleznak, MD, MBA
Cherise Y. Hamblin, MD
Michael A. Horst, PhD
Michelle Link Patterson, PharmD
Alan S. Peterson, MD
Christina Colette Pierre, PhD
Roy S. Small, MD
Alexandra Solosko, DO
Christine M. Stabler, MD, MBA
Asha Zacharia, MD
Kristen Zulkosky, PhD, RN

Editor Emeritus
Lawrence I. Bonchek, MD