Patient Feared Frozen to Death to Appear on The Doctors TV Show

DoctorsPromoPeople worldwide are amazed by the story of Justin Smith. The McAdoo man was found frozen solid, lying unconscious in a snow bank. He had been there overnight as temperatures plummeted to 4 degrees below zero. Thanks to incredible teamwork among first responders and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) caregivers in Hazleton and Allentown, Smith is alive today.

Smith’s story has been told by news outlets worldwide. Now, Smith and his LVHN caregivers will appear on the nationally syndicated TV show The Doctors. You can watch the episode on Tuesday, Feb. 9 on these stations:

  • WFMZ at 3 p.m.
  • KYW at 9 a.m.
  • WQMY at 10 a.m.

The episode also will be posted on The Doctors website the week after it airs.

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Justin Smith, Feared Frozen to Death, Returns to Thank Those Who Saved His Life

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Last February, Justin Smith of McAdoo was found frozen solid, lying unconscious in a snow bank on Tresckow Road, Carbon County. He had been there overnight as temperatures plummeted to 4 degrees below zero. He had no pulse and wasn’t breathing.

Amazingly – thanks to incredible teamwork among first responders and Lehigh Valley Health Network caregivers in both Hazleton and Allentown – Justin is alive today. On Monday (January 18), he visited both Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton and LVH–Cedar Crest to share his story and thank the people who made this medical miracle possible.

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Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Select LVHN as Official Medical Provider

LehighValleySteelhawksThe Lehigh Valley Steelhawks – the professional American Indoor Football (AIF) League team that plays its home games at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown – announced today a new multiyear pact with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) to serve as the team’s Official Medical Provider effective immediately. This partnership entails that LVHN will now take care of all the team’s health care needs, including medical, athletic training, and strength and conditioning.

Steelhawks owner and president Glenn Clark was excited to announce the new agreement at the team’s Annual Partner Appreciation Mixer inside the Vision Bar at the Sands Event Center.

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LVHN’s Cancer Risk and Genetic Assessment Program Being Named for Gregory and Lorraine Harper

HarpersEarly on in his career as a cancer specialist, Gregory Harper, MD, PhD, realized that genomic medicine was the future in the battle against cancer. During his 17 years as medical director of the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Cancer Center, he pioneered a cancer risk and genetic assessment program.  This program offers patients the opportunity to understand their genetic risk for cancer and medical, psychological and familial support in making decisions about prevention and treatment related to their genetic profile.

Today, the program has two full-time genetic counselors who provide genetic counseling and recommendations for genetic testing, screening and prevention for patients and families with inherited cancer susceptibility gene mutations. Read More »

Street Medicine Video Goes Viral; How You Can Support This Program for Area Homeless

A video showcasing Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Street Medicine program is being watched, shared and liked by thousands of people. The video made its debut at LVHN’s 2015 Community Annual Meeting and has been viewed more than 44,000 times on social media. Our Facebook post containing the video has been seen by more than 135,000 people.

The video tells the story of physician assistant Brett Feldman, PA-C. He travels the community caring for people who are homeless and living under bridges and in alleyways, in encampments, at soup kitchens and shelters. He provides the care these people deserve and helps them escape from homelessness.

Many people who have watched the video want to know how they can help support LVHN’s Street Medicine program. The community’s generosity is greatly needed and appreciated. “The medications, labs and diagnostic tests we provide are completely free for our patients,” he says. “They’re made possible through private monetary donations made to the Street Medicine program.” Read More »