| Central Penn Business Journal
Heart surgery group joins LGH
Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Lancaster has joined Lancaster General Health and become Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Lancaster General Health.
The surgery group has been providing open-heart surgery at Lancaster General Hospital since 1983, according to a news release. The practice joined LGH effective April 1.
Surgeons in the group include Dr. Mark Burlingame, a co-founder, Dr. Jeffrey Cope and Dr. Mark Epler. Cope was named chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the hospital.
"Full integration (with LGH) will only further strengthen the coordination of care we give to our patients and the community," Cope said in a statement.
The practice also provides thoracic surgery and supports LGH's oncology program, the health system said.
The cardio surgery group is at 540 N. Duke St. in Lancaster, at LGH's downtown pavilion.