LVHN News (press)

2019
June
21,
2019
Critical health needs in the regions of eastern Pennsylvania served by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) include increasing mental health concerns, including substance use disorders, increasing costs of medications, lack of healthy food access, poo...
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June
19,
2019
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)−Pocono, representatives of the Monroe County Hospice House Advisory Committee and invited guests today cut the ribbon officially re-opening the Monroe County Hospice House pending final state regulatory approvals. The ...
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May
20,
2019
The year was 1899 when The Allentown Hospital opened its doors at what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)−17th Street in Allentown. One-hundred-twenty years later, the health network has grown to provide care at eight hospital campuses throughout ea...
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May
16,
2019
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono earned its seventh consecutive ‘A’ grade from one of health care’s most reliable evaluators of quality and patient safety standards--The Leapfrog Group. LVH–Pocono is one of the top hospitals in the nation to earn ...
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May
15,
2019
Lehigh Valley Hospital(LVH)–Hazleton was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes LVH–Hazleton’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leap...
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May
15,
2019
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono each received an ‘A’ grade on the Hospital Safety Grade report from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2019. The ratin...
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May
13,
2019
Steven L. Lewis, MD, Chief of the Division of Neurology at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), has been awarded the 2019 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) for his career cont...
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April
30,
2019
With the cut of a ribbon, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) introduced ExpressCARE to Schuylkill County. “Today, we share our latest investment in your health with the establishment of our first ExpressCARE in Schuylkill County,” said Brian Nest...
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April
08,
2019
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (April 8, 2019) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is expanding services at two locations in Carbon County. The health network is announcing that it will open two new ExpressCARE locations in Lehighton and Palmerton. Both are ex...
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March
14,
2019
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will be the first health care provider in the region and among just a few in the world to acquire the innovative da Vinci single port (SP) robotic surgery system. The SP is the latest robotic-assisted technology us...
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March
13,
2019
The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) announced the recognition of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono Chief Medical Officer, William K. Cors, MD, MMM, FAAPL, as a Distinguished Fellow with the association. He has been a member of ...
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March
08,
2019
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton announces the launch of a complimentary valet parking service for patients and visitors beginning March 11. A curbside attendant will assist with parking at the hospital’s main temporary entrance, easing access t...
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March
08,
2019
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has been named a Top Workplace in the Lehigh Valley for 2019. The list of the Top Workplaces is compiled annually by The Morning Call. LVHN ranks No. 4 among large employers on the 2019 list and was also named the ...
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February
21,
2019
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Nurse Residency Program is the first nurse residency program in Pennsylvania to receive “Accreditation with Distinction,” the highest honor an organization can be awarded from the American Nurses Credentialing Ce...
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February
15,
2019
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono celebrated the 40th anniversary of the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program, the only inpatient cardiac rehabilitation service offered in Monroe County. The program helps patients return to their lives through...
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February
14,
2019
The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust (The Pool Trust) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced they will work together to fund new clinical and community transformative programs that address social determinants of health or community-bas...
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February
06,
2019
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Feb. 6, 2019) – A new inpatient pediatric unit will open at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on Feb. 7. The unit features 30 private patient rooms. It has numerous amenities and features to give kids a comfortable place to...
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February
04,
2019
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will build the first phase of a new health campus just off Route 33 along Hecktown Road in Lower Nazareth Township. Plans include a 156,000-square-foot hospital and medical office building designed for patient conv...
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January
31,
2019
Mickey Mouse, currently touring with Disney on Ice presents Ice Worlds of Enchantment, visited patients and their families at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital today. Mickey greeted and took photos with children undergoing treatment at the Chi...
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January
31,
2019
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Cetronia Ambulance Corps announced today they will jointly operate a new mobile stroke unit, the first in Pennsylvania. The mobile stroke unit will begin evaluation and treatment sooner, potentially preventing ...
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January
28,
2019
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Jan. 28, 2019) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will offer convenient access to musculoskeletal services under one roof with the opening of LVHN-Hausman Road in Allentown on Jan. 28. Providers at this location will care fo...
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January
24,
2019
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has decided to place a hold on the medical bills of any patient who is a government employee and impacted by the ongoing partial federal government shutdown. The shutdown began at midnight, Dec. 22, 2018 due to a l...
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January
17,
2019
Pottsville, Pa. (Jan. 17, 2019) – “Those of us who are parents may fondly remember a youngster asking, ‘Where do babies come from?’ Today, the answer to that question in Schuylkill County is the Family Birth and Newborn Center at Lehigh Valley Hospit...
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January
17,
2019
Patients and visitors to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton will experience changes in parking and access to the main lobby and emergency room as the hospital expansion project gets underway. The multi-million dollar project includes the expans...
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January
16,
2019
East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)−Pocono and representatives of the Advisory Committee of community members, chaired by Mark Primrose, Esquire, who formed to assess the future of the Hospice House and hospice servic...
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January
15,
2019
In time for the upcoming winter vacation and spring break travel season, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has sponsored the installation of a series of first aid-kits at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). The kits are designed for the trea...
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2018
December
31,
2018
What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly something about Emma. For the third year in a row in 2018, that’s the most popular girls name given newborns at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)−Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)−Muhlenberg. Actually E...
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December
18,
2018
The Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force held its 18th annual Spirit-free mix-off at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest on Thursday. The event encourages safe behaviors during the holidays and helps to promote “Operation Safe Holiday” enforcem...
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December
18,
2018
The Lehigh Valley Heart Institute was recognized in recent announcements by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, and by Becker’s Healthcare, a top source of cutting-edge business and legal informatio...
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December
06,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, emphasized ways the health network provides value during LVHN’s 2018 Community Annual Meeting this evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest....
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