South Central PA Chapter

Contacts

President: R. Lucas Shelly, DO
Hospital: Summit Hospitalists
Email: lshelly@summithealth.org

Vice President: Shahid Babar, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM
Hospital: Lancaster General Health
Email: sibabar@lancastergeneral.org

Secretary: Brian McGillen, MD, FHM
Hospital: York Hospital
Email: bmcgillen@hmc.psu.edu



Geography
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York counties represent the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter.

Upcoming Meetings
Future chapter events will be listed here once finalized.

About
Below you will find meeting details about the most recent events.

News

December 2016
On Thursday, December 8, 2016 the Oregon/ SW Washington Chapter held a meeting at Passage to India in Harrisburg, PA. Approximately 13 attendees were present from 5 different hospital medicine groups. We had a very good holiday meeting. We had the opportunity get to know each other a little better and learn from each other.

October 2016
On Monday October 15, 2016, the South-Central PA Chapter held a meeting at Passage to India in Harrisburg, PA. Approximately 13 attendees were present from 8 different hospital medicine groups. Dr. Nicholson, the WellSpan Health CMIO presented a very well received talk on EHR transformation, a front of mind topic for all in the audience.


June 2016
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter held a meeting at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Attendees from six different hospital medicine groups attended. Dr. Kunal Bhagat gave an excellent talk on the intended and unintended consequences of driving clinical behavior, and adherence to best practice guidelines with order sets. His style was interactive and the scope of his presentation was right on target for the Chapter’s hospitalist attendees, with several interesting questions posed.


September 2015
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter held a meeting at the Passage to India in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Approximately 30 attendees were present representing six different hospital medicine groups. Guest speaker Dr. John Bulger presented on quality improvement.

June 2015
On Wednesday, June 5, 2015, the South Central PA Chapter held their meeting at Leeds in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Approximately 20 attendees were present, representing five different hospital medicine groups.  Guest speaker Jeffrey Greenwald, MD, presented on “Care Transition: Innovation or Novelties.”  The topic sparked a lot of interest and Project BOOST was discussed.

March 2015
On Wednesday, March 5, 2015, the SHM South Central PA Chapter held a meeting at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Attendees from five different hospital medicine groups were present. Dr. Dom Glorioso with Wellspan Health presented on Palliative Care and was a very engaging speaker. Palliative care along with most roles throughout the hospital are changing and he was able to provide updates and guidance on what to do in certain areas.

December 2014
On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the South Central PA Chapter met at the Passage to India in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There were 20 attendees representing five hospital medicine groups. They held a roundtable discussion in regards to topic ideas for the 2015 year.

September 2014
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the South Central PA Chapter met at the Passage to India in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Speaker Sylvia Alwardt, MD, presented on the evolving role of nocturnist medicine.

June 2014
On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the South Central PA Chapter met at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Speaker Walter Bohenblust, MD, presented on how to facilitate communication within the hospital.

March 2014
The South Central PA Chapter held its first Chapter meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Passage to India. David Grant and Thomas Dondero gave a presentation on “Cracking Medicine Reconciliation: Best Practices and Future Directions.” Approximately 20 attendees from several different hospital medicine groups were present at the meeting.

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