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Lancaster General Health Joins University of Pennsylvania Health System

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Effective Aug. 1, Lancaster General Health (LG Health) will become a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine). The integration follows recently completed reviews by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission.

The combination unites one of the nation’s top academic medical centers – world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence – with a health system nationally ranked for its clinical quality. Both are among the top five systems in Pennsylvania, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Penn Medicine will provide for the healthcare needs of the LG Health community for as long as LG Health may be affiliated with Penn Medicine. LG Health’s assets will continue to be used to advance the health and well-being of the LG Health community. LG Health’s governance will continue under its existing Board of Trustees, consisting of 14 volunteer business and community members and LG Health’s CEO. Two of the 14 will be selected by Penn Medicine. Likewise, three LG Health Trustees will join Penn Medicine’s Board of Trustees. LG Health’s extensive community benefit efforts, including its charity-care policies, community health programs, and initiatives improving the health of the elderly, poor and other at-risk populations, will continue and be governed by the LG Health Board of Trustees. The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences remains a part of the Lancaster General Health system.

August 3, 2015