LVHN News (press)
2017
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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October
04,
2016
A woman who attempted suicide by fire because of the way she viewed herself due to an anxiety disorder will tell her difficult story of recovery at the 11th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-M...
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September
23,
2016
Jerome Greene, Ph.D., 77 of Fogelsville, was becoming forgetful and repeating himself with unusual frequency. At the urging of his wife, Greene, a former dean of social science and allied health at Lehigh Carbon Community College, met with Lorraine S...
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August
15,
2016
Two local health industry organizations have announced plans to work together to create long-term health improvements in the community – improvements that can lower future health care cost trends for both employers and individuals. Highmark Blue S...
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August
02,
2016
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) ranks for the 21st consecutive year as one of the nation’s top hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH ranks number 4 among hospitals in Pennsylvania. The 2016-2017 list names LVH among the nat...
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July
22,
2016
AllSpire Health Partners (AHP) today announced that Paul J. Tirjan, a seasoned and accomplished health care executive and entrepreneur, has been named the first president of the interstate consortium of health systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. ...
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May
17,
2016
Lehigh Valley Health Network annually contributes more than $4.1 billion to the state’s economy, according to information provided by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). LVHN also supports nearly 27,000 full-time jobs, dire...
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March
15,
2016
The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Cancer Institute is now a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health ...
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February
18,
2016
Nurses from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) gathered to hear exciting news with Anne Panik, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president patient care services and chief nursing officer for LVHN who received a phone call concerning LVHN’s applicatio...
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January
18,
2016
Today, Justin Smith, a McAdoo, Pa., man who escaped near-certain death from the bitter cold last winter, returned to Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Hazleton and Cedar Crest campuses to thank caregivers for saving his life. Thanks to the quick actions and g...
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2015
November
23,
2015
This morning, officials from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Air Products announced the establishment of the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at LVHN. The Air Products Foundation is providing a major donation to launc...
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