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LVH-Hazleton homepageWe’re making some changes to our website and are looking for volunteers to help with a research study. You must take a short five-minute survey to find out whether you qualify for the study.

  • If you are selected to interview, we will ask you to participate in a 60-minute phone interview and use a screen-sharing application on your computer.
  • Interviews will take place the week of Aug. 25. You will have the opportunity to choose a time that works best for you.
  • If you complete the study, you will receive a $100 honorarium in the form of an Amazon gift voucher​.

Only those who qualify and complete the study will receive the $100 honorarium.

Take the survey now.

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LVHN-One City Center Activities to Be Disrupted by Work Projects

Work projects in the area of PPL Arena will be affecting activities at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)-One City Center in Allentown over the next week.

Today (Thursday, Aug. 21):

The parking garages located at Linden Street and Eighth Street will be closed because of road milling work. Both roads will be closed Thursday. With potential heavy rain in the forecast on Thursday, there is the possibility of some or all of this work being delayed until Friday, Aug. 22. If the milling work is completed Thursday, the road will be open Friday.

During the period this work takes place, there will be no parking for LVHN patients, employees or fitness members.

Alternative parking: LVHN staff and fitness members

In order to compensate, the Allentown Parking Authority (APA) will provide 150 parking spaces specifically for LVHN staff and fitness members at the Allentown Transportation Center parking garage at Sixth and Linden streets. Motorists will need to enter this garage on Sixth Street and pull an APA ticket to access the garage. The APA will supply LVHN 150 “chaser” tickets to be utilized to exit the parking garage for free. The chaser tickets will be available at the LVHN Fitness Center at One City Center to staff and fitness members presenting an APA ticket.

Alternative parking: Patients

LVHN patients should park at the Wells Fargo bank parking lot, across Hamilton Street from the PPL Center. This lot is located behind the bank and is accessed from Seventh Street. Read More »

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Half-Marathon Training Week 17: Have a Race-Day Pacing Strategy, and Stop Worrying

Craig Souders

Craig Souders
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Two weeks ago, my body quit at 11 miles when I was due to run 14.

On Sunday, I started too fast on my 8-mile marathon-pace run and needed to walk for two minutes after about 5 miles before finishing the workout.

Naturally, now my fear is I’ll run out of steam on Sept. 7, during the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Via Half-Marathon.

So I called LVHN rehabilitation director Craig Souders, who designed the training plan Matt Burns and I have been following, to ask for advice about pacing myself on race day. Souders delivered, and he also put my mind at ease.

“You start questioning things, because maybe you have a run that doesn’t go well,” he says. “And soon you will start to rest, so your mind starts going crazy because you haven’t run 13 miles in a couple of weeks.”

These worries are normal; all marathoners go through this phase, Souders says. Read More »

LVHN and Angel 34 Foundation Partner to Support Childhood Cancer Initiative

Shannon Rutan and Doug Sheriff with Angel 34 coloring book

Among the new initiatives announced by Angel 34 is a coloring story book written by Shannon Rutan (left), 14, a Notre Dame High School freshman. Doug Sheriff unveiled the book during today’s announcement.

The Angel 34 Foundation has some new recruits to help with a new initiative. The Nazareth-based foundation has formed a board of directors comprising local high school athletes.

The board, called “Athletes on the Field – Angels in the Community,” will oversee an annual major fundraising effort seeking to raise $3.4 million to support childhood cancer services at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). In collaboration with LVHN clinicians, caregivers and leadership, the students will determine how to spend the money raised based on need.

Troy Hein, sports anchor for WFMZ TV 69News, and Marty Nothstein, Olympic gold medal cyclist and executive director of Valley Preferred Cycling Center, will serve as honorary chairs for the fundraising campaign.

Angel 34 was founded by 14-year-old Nicole Sheriff, an athlete at Northampton Area High School, after she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. She died in 2004 at the age of 15. It was her wish that every child would have their own angel during their time of need and if possible share her angel with them. Read More »

Is It Time for Hip Replacement Surgery?

Know when your hip joint's had itIf you suffer from severe hip or groin pain that is limiting your daily activities, you may consider having hip replacement surgery to replace the worn parts of your hip joint. Hip replacement surgery (sometimes called total hip replacement) may be used for people suffering from arthritis, which can cause the hip joints to wear down over time, and as a method of treating certain hip fractures.

During the surgery, an orthopedic surgeon uses metal, ceramic or plastic parts to replace the ball of the upper thigh bone and resurface the hip socket in the pelvic bone. About 300,000 people have total hip replacement surgery annually nationwide. The great majority of these patients will return to their daily activities with reduced or no pain after surgery. Read More »