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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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton Recognized for Best Practices in Ischemic Stroke Care by American Heart/Stroke Association

HazletonAwardAn ischemic stroke is a medical emergency that requires fast medical intervention to minimize damage, disability and death. It can occur when a blood clot blocks a vital blood vessel in the brain.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) clinical guidelines promote best practices for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Recently, the AHA/ASA presented two awards to Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton’s accredited Primary Stroke Center that recognize the hospital’s commitment to and success at meeting national, evidence-based care in the delivery of fast and aggressive treatments for ischemic stroke. Read More »

Parkinson’s Patient and Caregiver Symposium, Saturday, Sept. 26

neuroparkAbout 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. Managing Parkinson’s can be stressful for patients and their caregivers. But there is hope, as new medications and surgeries have surfaced in recent years that may improve quality of life and offer relief from symptoms.

Find out what’s new in Parkinson’s treatment as explained by an expert panel of physicians and medical professionals at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s 20th annual Parkinson’s Patient and Caregiver Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Kasych Family Pavilion, Rooms 6, 7 and 8.

The $14 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and educational materials. Please call 610-402-CARE by Sept. 18 to register and pay by credit card. Read More »

Lehigh Valley Hospital Home to First Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pa.

We’re the very first in the state of Pennsylvania and one of the first three in the entire nation. On Oct. 30, Lehigh Valley Hospital was officially certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.  It means if you suffer a stroke, regardless of severity, you will receive the highest standard of care available in the country at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Read More »

Trauma Survivor Recovers to Run Marathon for Via, Finishes 12th

One year ago, Kevin Becker was fighting for his life inside Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest’s Mattioli Trauma Center after suffering a serious fall at East Stroudsburg University. Not only is Becker now back to school, he’s reaching new heights. The athletic 22-year-old recently not only completed the half-marathon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via, but he finished 12th overall at a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 29 seconds. Afterward he met up with one of his doctors, physiatrist Wayne Dubov, MD, who also competed in the half-marathon and finished in the top 40, seven minutes behind Becker. “It was a great day, and catching up with Dr. Dubov afterward was a great moment,” says Kevin’s mom, Jeanmarie Becker.