LVHN News (press)

2018
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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January
09,
2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono’s cardiac rehabilitation program has earned American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) certification, which adheres to national guidelines for appropriate and effective early outpa...
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2017
December
29,
2017
As you busily prepare for the New Year – attending or hosting social gatherings, visiting with relatives, reviewing the current year – you might also make New Year’s resolutions to usher in 2018 with healthier behaviors. Doctors at Lehigh Valley Heal...
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December
28,
2017
Daphne Soleil Mongi entered the world at 10:30 a.m. on June 22 in the Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital--Muhlenberg, the first baby ever born in a hospital in the City of Bethlehem. And while her Greek first name meaning “laurel,” chos...
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December
21,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced that the network is a winner of the 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes LVHN for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance as measured by the V...
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December
15,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has named Thomas Marchozzi, MBA, CPA, of Conshohocken, Pa., its new Executive Vice President and CFO, effective January 1. He succeeds Ed O’Dea, who will retire at the end of 2017, after holding that position since...
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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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