LVHN News (press)

2019
October
07,
2019
| 07:43 PM America/New_York
Joseph Patruno, MD, board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) has been named Chief Wellness Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). “Physician burnout is a vexing problem,” Thomas Whalen, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief M...
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October
03,
2019
| 04:13 PM America/New_York
Four Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospital campuses received national recognition for demonstrating a commitment to advancing health equity for individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) community a...
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September
25,
2019
| 11:30 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) this evening cut the ribbon officially opening the lobby dedicated specifically for Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital−Cedar Crest. The lobby, which measures about 1,200 sq. ft., was...
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September
25,
2019
| 10:33 PM America/New_York
For the eleventh consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton (LVH–Hazleton) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the American Heart Ass...
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September
19,
2019
| 06:35 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network has signed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, pending reviews by the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office. If cleared to close, Coordinated Health wi...
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September
17,
2019
| 10:15 PM America/New_York
The Monroe County Hospice House is open and accepting patients who need intensive care at the end of life. The house also supports families who need brief respite care. “Although most patients choose to remain in their homes when receiving hospice...
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September
11,
2019
| 08:29 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), through a new joint venture with Eastern Pennsylvania Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists (EPGI), will provide upper and lower endoscopies, including screening colonoscopies, outside the hospital setting beginn...
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September
10,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
Christine Kim, MD, board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) and Gynecologic Oncology, will be joining the staff at the Dale and Francis Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)−Pocono in East Stroudsburg and at the Cancer Cent...
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August
30,
2019
| 08:53 PM America/New_York
Today, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced a partnership with Rodale Institute’s Mobile Market to assist in their initiative to increase access to healthy food in the greater Lehigh Valley. The Mobile Market is a portable farm stand that br...
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August
28,
2019
| 04:08 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today provided the media and community a tour of the new ExpressCARE at Lehighton, the first of two ExpressCARE locations the health network is opening in Carbon County over the next several months. ExpressCARE ...
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August
27,
2019
| 05:11 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), today announced a new partnership with IKS Health, a premier healthcare solutions organization, to drive operational innovation and efficiencies, saving physicians’ time to focus on what matters most—delivering me...
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August
26,
2019
| 03:39 PM America/New_York
Four Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospital campuses received national recognition for demonstrating commitment to advancing health equity for individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) community, an...
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August
19,
2019
| 08:13 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is expanding the scope of neurological care by opening an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) within the Neuroscience Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Patients in the EMU are monitored continuously by a hig...
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August
08,
2019
| 07:56 PM America/New_York
Just a week after being recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report for orthopedics care for the ninth time, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) also stands out among Pennsylvania’s best in the latest Common Procedures report for orthopedics published...
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August
07,
2019
| 02:49 PM America/New_York
EMS organizations in five eastern Pennsylvania counties are getting upgraded technology to care for patients suffering a severe heart attack. The state, through the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund (EMSOF), Eastern PA EMS Council, Lehigh ...
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August
05,
2019
| 04:15 PM America/New_York
Lehighton, Pa. (Aug. 1, 2019) - Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced today it will build a new hospital along Blakeslee Blvd. (Route 443) in Mahoning Township, Carbon County. Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN’s President and Chief Execu...
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July
31,
2019
| 09:06 PM America/New_York
Strata Oncology, a precision oncology company, announced that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is among five health systems and the only one in the Lehigh Valley region joining the Strata Precision Oncology Network™ (the “Network”). The others are...
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July
30,
2019
| 04:31 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (July 30, 2019) – Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)−Cedar Crest has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. For the third consecutive year, LVH is in the top five among Pennsylvania’s top hospitals...
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July
23,
2019
| 06:57 PM America/New_York
“Next to my wedding date, I have always considered this my second favorite day of the year,” said Elizabeth Wise, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono. “The generosity of so many allows the LVHN–Pocono Foundation to provide scholarships for tomor...
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July
23,
2019
| 06:56 PM America/New_York
Pictured from left to right: Drew Keister, M.D., Vice-Chair Education at Lehigh Valley Hospital Network; Lawrence Riddles, M.D., MS, MBA, Regional Chief Medical Officer at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazelton; Mackenz...
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July
11,
2019
| 09:16 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg both have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite ...
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June
21,
2019
| 04:16 PM America/New_York
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
| 04:21 PM America/New_York
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
| 08:01 PM America/New_York
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
| 07:50 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:10 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:02 PM America/New_York
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
| 08:25 PM America/New_York
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
| 08:31 PM America/New_York
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
| 10:09 PM America/New_York
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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