Community Health and Wellness Center at LVH-17th Street Named in Memory of Mark Young, MD

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Family members of Mark Young, MD, attended Monday’s ceremony naming the Community Health and Wellness Center after Young.

Before his passing in 2004, Mark Young, MD, was Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) chair of community health and health studies. He worked tirelessly to make health care services available to people who need them most. The establishment of an endowment fund is helping LVHN continue the work in which Young so strongly believed.

Members of Young’s family joined LVHN employees at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street last night to celebrate the creation of the Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Endowment Fund. It will support services provided at the renamed Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center, located on the hospital’s first floor. A generous gift from Young’s parents, Luciana and Arthur Young, and wife, Dr. Ellen Bishop, established the endowment fund.

“The center supports LVHN’s primary care practices by offering services that are difficult to provide in a primary care setting,” says Tim Friel, MD, medical director of the Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center. Many of the services, which are provided regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, involve education. Read More »

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Get Some Low-Cost Ideas for Summer Fun in the Hazleton edition of July-August Healthy You

July Aug Healthy You HazletonThe weather is warm, and it’s time to get outside. For ideas to keep your entire family entertained safely on a budget, turn to the Hazleton edition of July-August Healthy You magazine.

The latest issue of our bimonthly wellness magazine for people in the Greater Hazleton area also includes 12 pages of helpful tips and information. Read More »

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Local and Pro Athletes, Government Officials, Dignitaries, Community Celebrate LVHN-One City Center Opening


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With an audience of state and local government officials, community leaders, a former professional hockey player, a commissioned artist and numerous dignitaries looking on, three dozen high school athletes ran through a makeshift “finish line” this afternoon to celebrate the official opening of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) newest location.

LVHN-One City Center is the first venue to open inside the downtown Allentown complex that also will include the PPL Center arena, Marriott Renaissance Hotel and several restaurants. The facility includes a 17,000-square-foot LVHN Fitness location along with sports performance, rehabilitation services, occupational health, a concussion and head trauma program, a grab-and-go café and a retail shop.

“Here people can exercise, eat well, improve their sports performance or get a massage,” said LVHN chief operating officer Terry Capuano, RN. “It’s also where they can access important health services such as physical and occupational therapy, and find expert care for concussions.” The facility also includes features like a virtual sports simulator and an anti-gravity treadmill. Read More »

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LVHN Opens New ExpressCARE, Rehab, Sports Medicine and Fitness Locations in Three Counties

New LVHN locations opening summer 2014

Clockwise from top left are new LVHN locations: ExpressCARE in Hazleton, rehabilitation in Bethlehem, LVHN-One City Center and ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Bath.

If you live in Lehigh, Northampton or Luzerne counties and are looking for Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) services, you now have more options available to you. The following new services and facilities either are open or will be opening within the next two weeks:

  • ExpressCARE Bath opened Monday inside the Health Center at Bath, 6649 Chrisphalt Drive. There you can receive care without an appointment for common illnesses and minor injuries. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends and holidays.
  • ExpressCARE Hazleton will open on Monday, July 14, in the Hazleton Shopping Center, 564 W. Broad St. This is the first Luzerne County location for ExpressCARE, which offers care without an appointment for common illnesses and minor injuries. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays. Call 570-501-4000 for more information. Read More »
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