Have a Look – Construction of the Family Health Pavilion at LVH–Muhlenberg
The new Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg in Bethlehem is expected to open its doors next summer. Pavilion construction began more than a year ago and all indications are the project is going very well and should be completed as scheduled.
The exterior of the four-story building which will house obstetrics and inpatient rehabilitation was finished in September, almost exactly a year after construction commenced. Thus far, about 25 percent of the pavilion has been “fitted out,” meaning space that is virtually ready to occupy. The unit specifications are as follows:
- First floor: Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Second floor: Labor and Delivery, Cesarean Section, Post-Partum
- Third floor: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Mother/Baby
- Fourth floor: Shelled for future inpatient growth.
Other construction work associated with the project will result in a total of 800 new parking spaces on the LVH-Muhlenberg campus – 600 on the north lot and 200 on the south lot adjacent to the pavilion. It’s also brought about improvements to the primary thoroughfare which runs along the campus, Schoenersville Road, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. This includes a dedicated turn lane from northbound Schoenersville Road onto eastbound Route 22.