LVHN News (press)

2018
August
14,
2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) is ranked in the top five among hospitals in Pennsylvania on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH is listed as the No. 5 hospital in the state for the second straight year. The 2018-2019 list also cites ...
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July
31,
2018
Cianna Medical, Inc., the world leader in wire-free breast localization, announced that the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, a part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), adopted the SCOUT® Wire-Free Radar Breast Localization System to provide easier...
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July
25,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)–Pocono Foundation awarded $217,336 to community nonprofit organizations and local students pursuing health degrees during the organization’s 26th Annual Grant Reception. “We are continually reminded of how fortu...
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July
20,
2018
Hazleton, Pa. (July 12, 2018) Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG)–Hazleton welcomes Richard Canlas, MD, to its medical group. As part of LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine–Health & Wellness Center, Canlas will join in practice with orthopedic surg...
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July
17,
2018
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (July 17, 2018) - If you use an Apple iPhone, there’s a new way for you and other LVHN patients to track your personal health information. Apple’s Health app is now configured to consolidate all your health information from one or ...
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July
13,
2018
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (July 13, 2018) - A former workout location is now a convenient Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) health center that will serve residents of Richland Township, Quakertown and surrounding areas of Bucks County. Today, LVHN cut ...
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July
11,
2018
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (July 11, 2018) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today announced plans for a major expansion project at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest to create a state-of-the-art acute care facility. The plans were presented to the...
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July
05,
2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest and LVH–Muhlenberg both have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospitals’ commi...
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June
25,
2018
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (June 25, 2018) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced today it will acquire the Hazleton-based American Patient Transport Systems, Inc. (APTS) effective July 15, 2018. APTS is an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) compan...
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June
08,
2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, Monroe County’s cancer care leader, today advanced the level of cancer care available to patients right in their community by formally announcing that Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s membership in the Memorial Sl...
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May
31,
2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton has entered into a multi-year agreement with Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) that will make it easier for members of Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage insurance plans to get the care they need at any of Lehigh Valley...
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May
31,
2018
As part of the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute, the region’s leader in heart care, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg is now providing a new catheter-based cardiac procedure to prevent stroke. It becomes the second location in the network – and on...
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May
09,
2018
Beginning in June, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Pocono will advance the level of care for Monroe County cancer patients right in their community. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s membership in The Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance wi...
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May
04,
2018
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (May 4, 2018) – Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest is listed among Becker’s Healthcare “100 Great Hospitals in America” for 2018. According to Becker’s, hospitals included on the list have been recognized nationally for ex...
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May
04,
2018
Nurses are present on life’s most difficult days – and its most joyous ones. They use their voices to teach, lead, heal and encourage. At the 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Friends of Nursing awards program, held May 3 at the ArtsQuest Cent...
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May
02,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced the start of construction for the renovation and expansion of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Hazleton in Hazleton, Pa. The plan includes renovating and expanding the existing hospital on East Broad S...
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April
24,
2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono each received an ‘A’ grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2018. The ratings, released April 24, reflect how well ...
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April
17,
2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono is expanding the surgical options offered in its cardiac surgery program with the addition of a cardiothoracic surgeon who ranks among the top 10 heart surgeons in Pennsylvania. The expansion is part of the introdu...
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April
16,
2018
Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esquire, has been appointed Chief Legal Officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), effective April 30. Sorrentino, chairman and managing partner of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA (NMM) in Allentown, serves as lead counse...
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April
10,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) was awarded the 2018 AMGA–Optum Award for Innovation in Population Health on March 8, 2018, during AMGA’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Sponsored by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and national he...
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April
02,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is improving convenient access to LVHN care for the residents of Lehighton and Carbon County by bringing a number of in-demand specialties to the area. Starting April 2, Lehigh Valley Health Network–Lehighton, l...
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March
23,
2018
As the winter Olympic Games were getting underway in South Korea on Saturday, Feb. 10, iconic American snowboarder Shaun White was preparing for what would be a gold medal run several days later. That same day, 44-year-old Shawn White of Bernville, P...
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March
19,
2018
Two medical students from Allentown joined a nationwide cadre of anxious students Friday, March 16, participating in the annual Match Day to learn where they will spend the next few years of their post-graduate education. The two students are among t...
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February
28,
2018
Today, Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), the global leader in medical technology, and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), an eight-hospital network serving seven counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania, have announced a five-year strategic partnership aimed ...
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February
14,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the Health Center at East Stroudsburg at 179 Independence Rd. The Smithfield Township facility expands LVH-Pocono’s growing ambulatory network, joining the heal...
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February
07,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is increasing the Greater Hazleton community’s access to health care services with the addition of four physicians and two nurse practitioners, who have joined the network at LVH-Hazleton and are accepting new pati...
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January
30,
2018
The Trauma Department at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono distributed life-saving tourniquets and offered educational demonstration and instruction on proper use and application to local police officers. Brent Schoenfeldt, MD, LVH–Pocono Emerge...
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January
22,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network Accountable Care Organization, LLC (LVHN ACO) is one of 561 approved Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and one of 65 renewal ACOs to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). There are now a total of ...
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January
18,
2018
The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that the Highmark Foundation has awarded Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) a $100,000 grant in support of a Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Nurse Navigator. “A diagnosis of any cancer is sc...
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January
09,
2018
Steven L. Lewis, MD, a neurologist who spent the first 30 years of his career in Chicago in the roles of clinician, administrator, educator and writer/editor, is the new chief of the Division of Neurology at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Le...
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