Yup… the flu is in town with a vengeance. Check out this article from the Carlisle Sentinel featuring comments from Dr. Smolin
Capital Blue Cross sponsored an open health care forum entitled “What’s Working… What’s Not… What’s Next” attended by over 700 employers and providers over two days of meetings in the Lehigh and Susquehanna Valleys. Dr. Smolin was one of four panelists discussing innovation, cost savings and the future of U.S. healthcare. The panel discussion followed a presentation by keynote speaker, best selling author, Washington Post foreign correspondent and filmmaker T. R. Reid (“The Healing of America”).
Dr. Smolin has been elected to a 3-year term to the PaACEP (PA Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians) Board of Directors. Dr. Smolin has served as both Associate Director and Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Memorial Hospital where he is an attending Emergency Physician. Dr. Smolin has served as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine since 1991. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Hospital and has guided over 23 years of emergency medicine specialists in training through their 3 year post-graduate training program. He was previously the owner and managing partner of Memorial Emergency Medicine Associates, P.C. He has served as President of the Medical Staff for Memorial Hospital and served 6 years on their Board of Directors.
Dr. Smolin received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He finished his undergraduate studies at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology. He finished a Rotating Internship and his Emergency Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Smolin is residency trained and board certified Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. He is a Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support provider.
PennDOT reported the number of cyclists killed in Pennsylvania crashes doubled last year.
Sixteen bicycle riders died in 2009, twice the number killed statewide in 2008, department safety press officer Fritzi Schreffler said.
“No child or adult should ride a bicycle without a helmet,” Dr. Gregory Smolin, chair of the emergency department at Memorial Hospital in York, said. “It doesn’t take a high-speed fall to have a head injury.”
Inspecting your bicycle is critical, too, Smolin said.
An avid bicyclist, Smolin said riders need to make sure brakes are in working order and tires are inflated properly.
He also cautioned everyone to have more patience on the road.
“When you mix cars and bikes, people get frustrated and bad things happen,” he said.
Smolin, Physician of the Year finalist
Gregory J. Smolin, DO, FACEP, of Memorial Hospital in York, was nominated Physician of the Year at the Central Penn Parent’s Healthcare Heroes awards program in March. Healthcare Heroes is a program created to recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of those who have a positive impact on the quality of health care in central Pennsylvania. Congratulations Dr. Smolin!
Gregory Smolin, DO, FACEP received PaACEP’s 11th Annual Emergency Physician of the Year Award. Dr. Smolin is a dedicated full-time clinician at Memorial Hospital in York, who has trained and mentored residents for over twenty years, teaching his residents to provide compassionate patient care. His efforts to improve and promote quality patient care in his community were recongnized by a Harrisburg publication that labeled him an “Extraordinary Physician.” Read the full article
It’s a dilemma shared by hospital emergency rooms around the country: how to serve more
people in the same amount of space – without compromising the quality of care or holding up
At York County’s Memorial Hospital, the solution has meant overhauling the way patients flow
through the emergency department. The department handles more than 40,000 patients a
year, up from 15,000 a decade ago.
The biggest change, instituted in October, plants a doctor in the waiting room to help sort
patients and point them where they need to go. The hospital also added new positions and
revamped its registration procedures so they don’t stand in the way of patient care. Read the full article in the Central Penn Journal
Memorial Hospital program get patients to a doctor more quickly. The number of patients that went to Memorial Hospital’s emergency room over the past year was over 41,000… As opposed to 10 years ago, only 15,000. Normally, it might be several hours before a patient is seen. But Memorial Hospital, along with Dr. Gregory Smolin and Dr. Marlys Pike created a new program called “Physician in Triage”. Read the entire Daily Record article below: