Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton Recognized for Best Practices in Ischemic Stroke Care by American Heart/Stroke Association

HazletonAwardAn ischemic stroke is a medical emergency that requires fast medical intervention to minimize damage, disability and death. It can occur when a blood clot blocks a vital blood vessel in the brain.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) clinical guidelines promote best practices for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Recently, the AHA/ASA presented two awards to Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton’s accredited Primary Stroke Center that recognize the hospital’s commitment to and success at meeting national, evidence-based care in the delivery of fast and aggressive treatments for ischemic stroke. Read More »

Our Hospitals Ace Leapfrog Safety Ratings Again

ALehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) and LVH–Muhlenberg each received an A grade on the Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group for fall 2015. The ratings reflect how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

LVH and LVH–Muhlenberg are the only hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive A’s in safety for each marking period since the first report in 2012. Only 31 of 131 hospitals in the state, or 24 percent, were assigned A’s in the current report. LVH–Hazleton received a C for this period.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information that is useful for choosing a hospital for care. The score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. Read More »

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Lehigh Valley Hospital Named for the 20th Consecutive Year Among Best in U.S.

USNews2015Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) ranks for the 20th consecutive year as one of the nation’s top hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH is the region’s only nationally ranked hospital and ranks number three among hospitals in Pennsylvania for the second consecutive year.

The 2015-2016 list names LVH among the nation’s top 3 percent of leading hospitals in seven categories: cardiology and heart surgery; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology. These specialties also made the 2014-2015 Best Hospitals list.

This is the 11th time cardiology and heart surgery; geriatrics; and urology have been on the list; the tenth for gastroenterology and GI surgery; the seventh for orthopedics; and the fourth for gynecology and pulmonology.

LVH is the only hospital in the area to make the U.S. News national rankings in at least one specialty area every year since 1996. Read More »

5 SELECT Students Honored by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

SELECT Honor Society Inductees

Top row: Nicholas James, Kirk Jeffers, Matthew Thau
Bottom row: Rachel Applebaum, Justin Abbatemarco

Five members of the 2015 and 2016 SELECT classes have been honored with induction into the University of South Florida (USF) Health Morsani College of Medicine Gamma Florida Chapter of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society.

Students from the 2015 class include:

  • Justin Abbatemarco, Toms River, N.J.
  • Rachel Appelbaum, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Kirk Jeffers, Easton, Pa.

Students from the 2016 class include:

  • Nicholas James, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Matthew Thau, Parkland, Fla.

 

AOA is a national honor society for medical students, residents, scientists and physicians from the United States and Canada that was founded in 1902 for the promotion of scholarship and research in medical schools and the recognition of achievement in medical science, practice and related fields. There are 123 AOA chapters in medical schools nationwide and more than 150,000 members, including more than 50 Nobel Prize winners in medicine and chemistry. About 75 percent of American medical school deans are AOA members. The AOA’s Gamma Florida Chapter at the Morsani College of Medicine was established in 1976. Read More »

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Sweety Jain, MD, to Be Inducted Into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Sweety Jain, MD

Sweety Jain, MD
Family medicine

SELECT faculty member and family medicine physician Sweety Jain, MD, with Lehigh Valley Family Health Center, has been selected for induction into the University of South Florida (USF) Health Morsani College of Medicine Gamma Florida Chapter of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society in the faculty category.

Jain is the first faculty member from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) to be so honored. She was selected by Gamma Florida Chapter faculty members for her dedication to teaching and scholarly activity, according to the chapter’s faculty leadership. She will be formally inducted April 14 in Tampa, Fla.

AOA is a national honor society for medical students, residents, scientists and physicians from the United States and Canada that was founded in 1902 for the promotion of scholarship and research in medical schools and the recognition of achievement in medical science, practice and related fields. There are 123 AOA chapters in medical schools nationwide and more than 150,000 members, including more than 50 Nobel Prize winners in medicine and chemistry. About 75 percent of American medical school deans are AOA members. The AOA’s Gamma Florida Chapter at the Morsani College of Medicine was established in 1976.

“The news of my nomination to AOA came as a surprise,” Jain says. “I am indeed honored and very humbled, as I know that our faculty here at LVHN and at USF has worked diligently toward the continuing success of the SELECT program. I believe in the program wholeheartedly and enjoy working in the different roles that I have been assigned.” Read More »

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