LVHN to Join Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance

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LVHN and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center — announced today the beginning of a unique collaboration aimed at improving LVHN patients’ access to the latest and most effective cancer treatments and highest caliber cancer care. MSK president and chief executive officer (CEO) Craig Thompson, MD, announced that an agreement has been signed for LVHN to join the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. The announcement was made in the Cancer Center atrium at LVH–Cedar Crest with numerous physicians and leaders from both organizations in attendance. View highlights from Tuesday’s event in the video on the right.

Established in 2013, the MSK Cancer Alliance is a partnership between Memorial Sloan Kettering and community oncology providers. Its goal is to bring the most current knowledge and advanced cancer care into the community setting. In September 2014, Hartford HealthCare, a multihospital health care system in Connecticut, became MSK’s first alliance member. LVHN will be its second member. Read More »

Inpatient MRI Machine Arrives at LVH–Hazleton; Service to Begin in September

TruckBlogA much-anticipated new arrival has landed at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton. This special delivery didn’t come courtesy of a stork, but rather from a giant crane.

The arrival – a 105,000-pound building housing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit – was relocated on Wednesday (July 22) from 20 North Laurel St. in Hazleton. It’s now housed on the north side of the hospital campus (behind the heliport). A building is being constructed that will connect the main hospital with the MRI building.

The unit is expected to be up and running in September 2015. It will allow inpatients at LVH–Hazleton to receive MRI services within the hospital. Currently, inpatients who need an MRI are transported to the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton to receive one. Having an MRI unit on the LVH–Hazleton campus will help to create more convenient care for both patients and providers. Read More »

Category: Services

Train like a Navy SEAL; Register for Our Free Aug. 6 Class at LVHN Fitness–One City Center

TrainThink you’re in good enough shape to hang with the U.S. Navy SEALS? Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is giving you the opportunity to find out for free.

On Thursday, Aug. 6, LVHN Fitness will host a one-hour Navy SEAL Training Class free of charge at its One City Center location in downtown Allentown beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exercise regimen includes jumping jacks, mountain climbers, flutter kicks, squat thrusts, pushups and pull-ups. The training, which is designed to address almost every muscle in the body, simulates actual SEAL conditioning. Read More »

Category: Wellness

CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Lehigh Valley Health Network

16213_CVS-Health-Collaboration-DailyCVS Health announced today it has entered into new clinical affiliations with two leading health care organizations, Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania. These affiliations will help enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients. Through these clinical affiliations, CVS Health will provide prescription and visit information to the participating health care organizations by enabling communication between our secured electronic health record (EHR) systems, which will help enhance clinical care for patients. In addition, patients will continue to have access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health. Read More »

Training for #LVHNVia: Some highs and lows over the last month

KatoFollow along with four LVHN colleagues participating in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via 5K, half-marathon and full marathon who are writing about their experience for a weekly series on Lehigh Valley Health News.

By Jessica Dalton, RN, a Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest intensive care unit nurse who is tackling this year’s LVHN Via Half-Marathon.

What an adventure this last month has been. I’ve been enjoying outdoor running so much.  And by steadily increasing the distance for my long run, I’ve been able to see so much more of west Allentown. Read More »