Lancaster General Health recently achieved Premier Level Certification from the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS), the highest possible level for geriatric fracture care programs.
Created in 2009 by Gerald Rothacker Jr., MD, the program’s interdisciplinary team provides a comprehensive approach to medical care and education to improve the quality of care for these patients. “The prevalence and cost associated with geriatric fracture care for our aging population is a leading health-care challenge,” said Rodney E. Brenneman, MD, director of the LGH Geriatric Fracture Program. “With increasing age comes an increased risk of falling and sustaining a hip or fragility-related fracture.”
LG Health has served as a leading example to other health systems around the world. In 2015, a hospital team from the Netherlands looking to begin a geriatric fracture program visited the Lancaster-based health system. Later this year, a team from China will also visit to learn from the LG Health Geriatric Fracture team.