We Want to Hear From You

lehigh valley hospital-hazleton websiteWe’re making some changes to our website and are looking for volunteers to help with a research study. You must take a short five-minute survey to find out whether you qualify for the study.

  • If you are selected to interview, we will ask you to participate in a 60-minute phone interview and use a screen-sharing application on your computer.
  • Interviews will take place the week of Aug. 25. You will have the opportunity to choose a time that works best for you.
  • If you complete the study, you will receive a $100 honorarium in the form of an Amazon gift voucher​.

Only those who qualify and complete the study will receive the $100 honorarium.

Take the survey now.

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LVHN-One City Center Activities to Be Disrupted by Work Projects

Work projects in the area of PPL Arena will be affecting activities at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)-One City Center in Allentown over the next week.

Today (Thursday, Aug. 21):

The parking garages located at Linden Street and Eighth Street will be closed because of road milling work. Both roads will be closed Thursday. With potential heavy rain in the forecast on Thursday, there is the possibility of some or all of this work being delayed until Friday, Aug. 22. If the milling work is completed Thursday, the road will be open Friday.

During the period this work takes place, there will be no parking for LVHN patients, employees or fitness members.

Alternative parking: LVHN staff and fitness members

In order to compensate, the Allentown Parking Authority (APA) will provide 150 parking spaces specifically for LVHN staff and fitness members at the Allentown Transportation Center parking garage at Sixth and Linden streets. Motorists will need to enter this garage on Sixth Street and pull an APA ticket to access the garage. The APA will supply LVHN 150 “chaser” tickets to be utilized to exit the parking garage for free. The chaser tickets will be available at the LVHN Fitness Center at One City Center to staff and fitness members presenting an APA ticket.

Alternative parking: Patients

LVHN patients should park at the Wells Fargo bank parking lot, across Hamilton Street from the PPL Center. This lot is located behind the bank and is accessed from Seventh Street. Read More »

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Cancer Doctor: Hope Comes From External and Internal Sources – VIDEO

While he’s diagnosing and treating his patients with cancer, Richard Boulay, MD, also aims to nourish his patients’ spirit and mental state. The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) gynecologic oncologist with Gynecologic Oncology Specialists focuses on hope, encouraging patients and their families to embrace positivity as part of their healing process.

In a post this month on Cancer.net, Boulay writes about the different sources of hope for people who have cancer: external and internal.

External sources of hope, he explains, include promising test results, a supportive care team and a bevy of treatment options.

Internal sources of hope include spirituality or an acceptance that everything will work out for the best. Read More »

Puck-Nosed Pladottle Found in Downtown Allentown – VIDEO

There’s something strange in the neighborhood. In the basement of the historic Dime Bank, next door to the new LVHN-One City Center on Hamilton Street in Allentown, Pa., there was a locked vault that was presumed to be empty. LVHN-One City Center adjoins the new ice hockey arena that the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will call home. When Phantoms mascot Dax opened the vault, a living creature was discovered inside.

Authorities rushed to the scene to recover the creature and transported it to Lehigh Valley Health Network for treatment. The team at LVHN worked through the night to care for the creature that was stunned, confused and seemed to be in a state of amnesia. Doctors and nurses were able to restore the creature’s heath but were still unsure of its origin. They released the creature to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, who agreed to foster the kind-hearted creature and promptly sought out a specialist to help answer the question of his origin. Read More »

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

Mark Young's Family

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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