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Guidance for staff diagnosed with flu or flu-like illness

By Mark Ingerman, chief of Infectious Diseases Situation:       Guidance is needed early in the influenza season regarding the reporting and treatment options for staff who develop confirmed influenza or influenza-like illness. Background:  2020 is anticipated to be a busy flu … Continue reading

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2019-2020 MLH Medical Staff Meetings

Attendance at 50% (1) Hospital Staff meeting per Calendar Year is required for Active Staff members by the MLH Medical Staff Bylaws. You may attend any ONE of the following meetings, at the hospital of your choice, whether that hospital … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device study for patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR The APOLLO clinical trial is for patients who’ve been diagnosed with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation and who’ve been told they need mitral valve replacement. This is a multicenter, global, prospective, interventional, pre-market trial with … Continue reading

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Voting open for Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors

Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors issue will be published in May 2020. This annual issue will name 2500+ of the region’s Top Doctors in Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey and northern Delaware. Philadelphia magazine works with a third party – Castle Connolly … Continue reading

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Massive Transfusion Protocol process update

In recent past, several challenges have been identified with the Massive Transfusion Protocol process across MLHS campuses.  An MTP workgroup has been created to standardize and streamline the MTP process and review and improve workflow for the health system.  The … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Screening study of patients with stage IV or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR Lung-MAP is a master screening protocol for previously treated, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This randomized phase II/phase III trial is meant to establish a method for screening the genes of large populations of … Continue reading

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Flu vaccination program underway

The Main Line Health 2019-2020 mandatory flu vaccination program is underway for employees, physicians, specified healthcare professionals and volunteers. Since 2010, MLH policy has required all physicians, specified health professionals, employees, contracted clinical personnel and volunteers to be vaccinated against influenza … Continue reading

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Team MLH again supports ‘Free to Breathe’ lung cancer run/walk

Join Team Main Line Health at the annual Free to Breathe 5K run/walk event at 9am on Sunday, October 27, at Citizens Bank Park, organized by the Pennsylvania Lung Cancer Partnership. Main Line Health Cancer Care is a sponsor of … Continue reading

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Researchers report low incidence of paravalvular leak following surgical aortic valve replacement

Among 636 patients who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) at Lankenau Heart Institute between 2006 and 2016, only 1.4 percent developed intraoperative paravalvular leak (PVL), according to a new study. That incidence of intraoperative PVL is one of the … Continue reading

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Sixth Ruth Grandin Symposium

By Barry D. Mann, MD, Chief Academic Officer, Main Line Health  Dear Colleagues – I’m writing to call your attention to the upcoming Ruth Grandin Symposium, a biennial forum intended to explore the relationship between healthcare and spirituality. This year’s … Continue reading

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