LVHN News (press)

2017
December
07,
2017
Creating a healthier community requires meaningful growth to fulfill community needs, innovation to discover new medical breakthroughs and convenient ways to provide access to quality health care. Examples of how health care professionals at Lehigh V...
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December
01,
2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans died each day in 2015 of drug overdoses involving an opioid, continuing a 15-year upward trend in fatalities related to pain-management drugs.[1] As solutions continue to ev...
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December
01,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Weller Health Education Center (Weller Center). LVHN’s acquisition follows a formal RFP process initiated by the Center in 2015 to locate a potential partner with the depth and breadth of resources...
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November
29,
2017
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono has been recognized and awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. LVH–Pocono is the only certified chest pain center in Monroe County to earn this award, demonstrating the ...
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November
22,
2017
Last year at this time, Charmaine Picon’s transition to motherhood was stressful and challenging, and she wasn’t aware of any services that could help her and her infant daughter. Today, as the Allentown Children Health Improvement Project (ACHIP)...
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November
22,
2017
Unlike many doctors, medicine wasn’t Dan Benyo’s first profession. For several years in his 20s, he studied and worked in music engineering, recording and collaborating with musicians in Southern California, far from his birthplace in Drums, Pa. B...
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November
14,
2017
The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Board of Trustees has approved the timeline and services for the new Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono West campus. LVHN colleagues were informed today of the Board’s action, which reaffirms the commitment LVHN mad...
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November
14,
2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2016 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Medicare Accountable Care Organizations are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who com...
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November
10,
2017
On the eve of Veterans Day, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) dedicated and held an open house for the newly completed Dick and Peggy Fleming Military and Veteran Resource/Information Center (MAVRIC). Located on the first floor of the School of ...
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November
06,
2017
Officials from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Air Products today ‘virtually’ cut the ribbon to officially open the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at LVHN at the health network’s One City Center location in downtown...
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September
27,
2017
The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg...
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September
25,
2017
In the world of entertainment, winning an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) is considered a grand slam. In the world of health information technology (HIT), LVHN achieved a similar multifaceted achievement over the past summer by earning HIMSS (Hea...
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September
07,
2017
From offering the first trauma unit to being the first to offer heart surgery – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has set the standard for care and innovation in the region for many years. Today, LVHN is announcing another significant endeavor desi...
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August
15,
2017
We appreciate the overwhelming support our community and many others have demonstrated in offering to donate blankets to our NICU. Due to the amazing generosity we have received many donations and are no longer in need of additional blankets. If you ...
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August
09,
2017
For the 22nd consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) ranks as one of the nation’s top hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH also occupies the No. 5 place among Pennsylvania’s top hospitals. The 2017-2018 list name...
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July
26,
2017
Surgeons at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) are the first in the region to perform minimally invasive procedures using the Intuitive Surgical, Inc. da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision abdominal ...
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July
18,
2017
Children being treated for cancer at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital now have a new facility to go to for care that is not only child-friendly but entirely devoted to the health problems of children. The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusi...
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July
11,
2017
Dottie Kaplan began using Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) patient portal shortly after her physician’s office launched this online resource. The active 81-year-old Allentown, Pa. resident says improved communication is the best feature of the i...
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July
10,
2017
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital—Cedar Crest was reclassified recently as a level IV unit, according to standards set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “Our NICU is t...
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June
28,
2017
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania proudly announces its intent to enter into an agreement with Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono (LVH–Pocono) to provide basic ambulatory health services to its students, effective July 1, 2017. “At ESU,...
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June
20,
2017
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Pocono, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) new inpatient rehabilitation program for adults 18 years and older, will officially open on Saturday, July 1 on the third floor of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono in East...
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June
19,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) leaders and invited guests today officially cut the ribbon opening the much-anticipated Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem. The four-story, 161,000-square-foot Pavilion f...
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June
14,
2017
It’s a very special Flag Day today as Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) brings important health services to the people of this part of Northampton County with the opening of the Health Center at Palmer Township. The American flag holds a special...
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June
09,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today held a grand opening for the Health Center at Easton at a site that is very well known to families that have lived in this part of Northampton County for generations. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot health ...
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June
08,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has named Elizabeth Wise, MSN, MBA, FACHE, President of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono effective immediately. Wise had served as Acting President of LVH–Pocono since the former Pocono Medical Center merged wit...
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May
30,
2017
In some ways, it feels like only yesterday when Martin Martino, MD, thinks about the first days of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) minimally invasive robotic surgery program with just one robot and a handful of clinicians at Lehigh Valley Hospi...
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May
25,
2017
HIMSS Analytics recently announced that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) achieved EMRAMSM Stage 7 for Lehigh Valley-based inpatient and ambulatory areas. The award represents LVHN’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record ...
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May
16,
2017
Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital has partnered with Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA) to create a special place for young children and their families to pass the time while waiting for their planes to depart – the Lehigh Valley Children’s H...
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April
25,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has agreed to move almost 500 Information Services, Enterprise Analytics and Clinical Informatics employees to offices at Three City Center, part of Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), beginning in Nov...
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April
17,
2017
Allentown Public Library and Lehigh Valley Health Network, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. On April 21, from 10:00am to 11:0...
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