Share Your Holiday Wishes; Join Our #LVHNThanksYou Holiday Campaign–VIDEO

The holidays are all about reflecting and being thankful for all the wonderful things we have in our lives. Our nearly 14,000 colleagues at Lehigh Valley Health Network are thankful for all of our patients, donors, volunteers and community members who put their trust in us every day. Now we’re expressing our thanks, and we invite you to do the same.

Throughout the holiday season, you’ll see our #LVHNThanksYou advertisements during 69 News broadcasts on WFMZ-TV. Each one features a team of LVHN colleagues offering you the warmest of holiday wishes. Watch them and see if you recognize any familiar faces. Read More »

Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday: Help LVHN Create a Healthier Community

GivingDec. 1 is Giving Tuesday, a day where people worldwide are encouraged to celebrate and support causes close to their heart. We invite you join this growing tradition of generosity by making a gift to Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

As a not-for-profit, charitable health network, we rely on support from our community to help you and your family live healthier lives. Thanks to this kindhearted giving, we are able to offer services such as the latest advances in surgery, support for people with dementia, treatment for emergencies like stroke, and even miracles like kidney transplantation. Preventive services also are a priority, including our annual drive-through flu clinic, which delivered nearly 12,000 free vaccines earlier this month. Read More »

LVHN Introduces New Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation – PHOTOS and VIDEOS


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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 launch the center.

“Using this gift, Lehigh Valley Health Network and collaborators will develop and launch innovative ways to improve and deliver health care – solutions that will come about by thinking ‘big’,” says Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN’s president and chief executive officer.

That type of “big” thinking inspired Air Products’ founder, Leonard Parker Pool, to envision a superior, regional hospital for the Lehigh Valley more than 40 years ago. That facility is known today as Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. Read More »

Nearly 12,000 People Receive Free Flu Shots at Drive-Through Clinic; 7.5 Tons of Food Collected

FluNearly 12,000 people throughout the Lehigh Valley took a giant step to protect their health this weekend. And they didn’t even have to leave their car.

The annual Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) drive-through flu campaign at Allentown’s Dorney and Coca-Cola Parks saw 11,558 adults and children (6 months and older) get vaccinated to protect themselves from influenza. With the help from 735 volunteers, 5,879 flu vaccines were distributed at Dorney Park on Saturday, with another 5,679 distributed at Coca-Cola Park on Sunday. Wait times were well under 30 minutes. Read More »

Walk With Us This Saturday: It’ll Be a Blast From the Past

Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Park

See more photos from previous walks at Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Park.

If you love exploring local history and exercising in the fresh air, be sure to join us for a 1-mile walk through Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Park in Alburtis at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. At the same time, you’ll reap a number of physical and mental health benefits, including:

  • Weight control
  • Stress reduction
  • Reduced risk for a variety of diseases
  • Increased self-esteem

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