Penn Medicine


We share our Mission with the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation: We facilitate the rapid, disciplined development, testing and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value, patient outcomes, and experience. 

From this mission, we work on projects that address the following priorities:
  • Improve patient satisfaction
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Improve clinical team and staff satisfaction
  • Improve system efficiency
  • Have strong future financial viability
  • Address our community population

Our Approach

We are a Center for Health Care Innovation. That means we work with you to create, evaluate, and implement your best ideas. We use a tested, multi-disciplinary approach to identify, fast-track, and scale innovation that comes from the front lines of care. Getting it right the first time is rare, so we start with small, quick tests before system-wide adoption. “Failure” with quick and meaningful learning at low-cost is not failure. Our agility allows us to make the most of learning early rather than later and at greater expense.

We invite you to learn more about our signature program adopted from Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation, the Innovation Accelerator Program, and to see some of our previous and current work.

Our Organization

The Center for Health Care Innovation at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health exists as both a department at LG Health and also an extension of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. We are designed to bring the innovative practices and technology from Penn Medicine’s world-class researchers and clinicians to the service of our nationally-recognized regional health system. We also ensure that Penn Medicine takes advantage of the insights generated by our community-focused health system based in Lancaster County. An Innovation Advisory Committee of executive leaders at LG Health helps ensure that the Center for Health Care Innovation at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health keeps its focus on projects that have measurable impact in and for our community. 

Visit our Portfolio page to learn more about the work we do, our platforms for innovation and our Innovation Accelerator Program.

Our Partners

Innovation thrives best in diverse environments, and we are grateful for the opportunity to benefit from and positively impact the work of world-class partners. As the first branch of Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation, we have access to a suite of platforms and proven approaches to innovation. We are partners of the Aspire Ventures Precision Medicine Fund, with whom we target strategic investments in technology companies. LG Health is also a founding member of the Smart Health Innovation Lab (iLab), a collaboration with Aspire, Clio Health, and Capital BlueCross to make pathways between startups and enterprise-level integrations with payors and providers.