Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton Accredited as a Level IV Trauma Center

HazletonLevel IV Trauma Center Accreditation status has been granted to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton  by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) effective Nov. 1, 2015.

The PTSF is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read More »

Lehigh Valley Health Network Now Available To 3,700 Area Humana Members

Humana_logoLehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, have reached an agreement that provides Humana members in-network access to LVHN hospitals, physicians and clinics throughout the Lehigh Valley and in the Hazleton region.

The new network agreement, effective today, includes all Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans.  Humana membership has grown in the Lehigh Valley and Hazleton areas in recent years, now including more than 3,700 members. Read More »

CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Lehigh Valley Health Network

16213_CVS-Health-Collaboration-DailyCVS Health announced today it has entered into new clinical affiliations with two leading health care organizations, Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania. These affiliations will help enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients. Through these clinical affiliations, CVS Health will provide prescription and visit information to the participating health care organizations by enabling communication between our secured electronic health record (EHR) systems, which will help enhance clinical care for patients. In addition, patients will continue to have access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health. Read More »

Hospitalized Expectant Mom Can’t Make Son’s High School Graduation – VIDEO

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Emily Merworth is in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest’s perinatal unit awaiting a joyous event – the birth of her third child. But she was heartbroken last Sunday because some physical complications made it impossible for her to attend the high school graduation of her first child, who has had some physical challenges if his own.

Read the story and see video at WFMZ-TV Channel 69.

LVHN Respiratory Therapist Jean Upton Wins United Way Car Drawing


Jean Upton (fifth from the left) with her winning check.
Photo courtesy of Brown – Daub Alfa Romeo FIAT

Jean Upton was tempted. The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) respiratory therapist with the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department won the grand prize in the United Way of the Lehigh Valley drawing for outstanding contributors – a 2014 Fiat or $10,000 in cash.

Upton opted for the money. But for a moment …

“It was such an adorable little red car,” says Upton, of Coplay, who has worked at LVHN for five years and has been donating to United Way annually even prior to joining the health network. “I thought about what it would be like to be driving it around. But in the end, it’s not really the right car for me.” Read More »