LVHN News (press)
2017
September
27,
2017
The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg...
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September
25,
2017
In the world of entertainment, winning an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) is considered a grand slam. In the world of health information technology (HIT), LVHN achieved a similar multifaceted achievement over the past summer by earning HIMSS (Hea...
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September
07,
2017
From offering the first trauma unit to being the first to offer heart surgery – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has set the standard for care and innovation in the region for many years. Today, LVHN is announcing another significant endeavor desi...
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August
15,
2017
We appreciate the overwhelming support our community and many others have demonstrated in offering to donate blankets to our NICU. Due to the amazing generosity we have received many donations and are no longer in need of additional blankets. If you ...
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August
09,
2017
For the 22nd consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) ranks as one of the nation’s top hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH also occupies the No. 5 place among Pennsylvania’s top hospitals. The 2017-2018 list name...
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July
26,
2017
Surgeons at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) are the first in the region to perform minimally invasive procedures using the Intuitive Surgical, Inc. da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision abdominal ...
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July
18,
2017
Children being treated for cancer at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital now have a new facility to go to for care that is not only child-friendly but entirely devoted to the health problems of children. The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusi...
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July
11,
2017
Dottie Kaplan began using Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) patient portal shortly after her physician’s office launched this online resource. The active 81-year-old Allentown, Pa. resident says improved communication is the best feature of the i...
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July
10,
2017
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital—Cedar Crest was reclassified recently as a level IV unit, according to standards set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “Our NICU is t...
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June
28,
2017
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania proudly announces its intent to enter into an agreement with Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono (LVH–Pocono) to provide basic ambulatory health services to its students, effective July 1, 2017. “At ESU,...
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June
20,
2017
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Pocono, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) new inpatient rehabilitation program for adults 18 years and older, will officially open on Saturday, July 1 on the third floor of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono in East...
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June
19,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) leaders and invited guests today officially cut the ribbon opening the much-anticipated Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem. The four-story, 161,000-square-foot Pavilion f...
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June
14,
2017
It’s a very special Flag Day today as Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) brings important health services to the people of this part of Northampton County with the opening of the Health Center at Palmer Township. The American flag holds a special...
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June
09,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today held a grand opening for the Health Center at Easton at a site that is very well known to families that have lived in this part of Northampton County for generations. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot health ...
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June
08,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has named Elizabeth Wise, MSN, MBA, FACHE, President of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono effective immediately. Wise had served as Acting President of LVH–Pocono since the former Pocono Medical Center merged wit...
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May
30,
2017
In some ways, it feels like only yesterday when Martin Martino, MD, thinks about the first days of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) minimally invasive robotic surgery program with just one robot and a handful of clinicians at Lehigh Valley Hospi...
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May
25,
2017
HIMSS Analytics recently announced that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) achieved EMRAMSM Stage 7 for Lehigh Valley-based inpatient and ambulatory areas. The award represents LVHN’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record ...
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May
16,
2017
Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital has partnered with Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA) to create a special place for young children and their families to pass the time while waiting for their planes to depart – the Lehigh Valley Children’s H...
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April
25,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has agreed to move almost 500 Information Services, Enterprise Analytics and Clinical Informatics employees to offices at Three City Center, part of Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), beginning in Nov...
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April
17,
2017
Allentown Public Library and Lehigh Valley Health Network, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. On April 21, from 10:00am to 11:0...
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April
06,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that expands care in the network for patients under the Veterans Choice Program to the health network’s inpatient hospital campuses and many...
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March
21,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) plans for the future of health care in Hazleton and the surrounding region announced today include modernizing and renovating the existing Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)– Hazleton on East Broad Street, Hazleton. Th...
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March
20,
2017
There are lots of firsts in a medical student’s career: first cadaver lab, white coat, medical simulation and patient encounter. For the 2017 graduating class of SELECT (Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences, Collaborative Training) medical sc...
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March
10,
2017
Warning: Photo gallery (below) contains unedited images of a surgery, which may be considered graphic in nature. When Mary Clancey first noticed she was “getting a little plump,” as she calls it, she thought it was perhaps from her time working t...
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January
04,
2017
Nisreen Saadia planned a career teaching English and French to her fellow Syrians at the University of Damascus, the same university she earned double master’s degrees in education and linguistics and dual bachelor’s degrees in English/Arabic transla...
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January
03,
2017
Citing partnerships with Pocono Health System (PHS) for trauma care, radiation oncology and community safety that already gave Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) a presence in the Poconos community, LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) B...
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2016
December
22,
2016
Craig Vito was homeless. He continued to live on the street while battling a fatal illness because there were people in the hospital sicker than he was. He didn’t want to take up a hospital bed until he absolutely needed it. Vito’s is one of 15 na...
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December
09,
2016
Christmas this year will be extra-special for the Varghese-Kuryan family of suburban Philadelphia, celebrating a precious and unusual gift recently given to the family’s patriarch by his daughter, a physician in Allentown. In late September, Lansd...
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December
07,
2016
Mark Landy, 56, of Allentown still feels the impact from 40 years ago when he was just 16 and had to identify the body of his sister who was killed in a car crash by a drunk driver. Landy says he experienced a lot of death in his life and had trou...
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October
17,
2016
As construction crews continue work on the new Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, which is scheduled to open in summer 2017, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) leadership and staff are busy creating a new birthing experienc...
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