Lehigh Valley Health Network Cuts Ribbon for Health Center at East Stroudsburg
OB/GYN, family/internal medicine, cardiology practices occupy new facility
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 health centers in Bartonsville, Blakeslee, Broadheadsville and Tobyhanna which have opened since 2014. This is the first new facility opened by LVHN at LVH-Pocono since they merged in January, 2017.
The two-story, 35,000 square foot facility houses the following LVPG medical practices, which moved there recently from several area locations:
- LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–East Stroudsburg (first floor)
- LVPG Family Medicine–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
- LVPG Internal Medicine and Pediatrics–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
- LVPG Internal Medicine–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
- LVPG Cardiology–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
The practices comprise a total of 18 providers and 34 staff, who treat nearly 50,000 patients annually.
“This facility was planned, designed and staffed to provide convenient, high-quality care to our patients, in an accessible, attractive and modern setting,” says Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “It’s an important part of our commitment to expand access to high-quality care right here in the Poconos.”
LVHN purchased the building on Oct. 10, 2017 for $8.1 million from the Penn Regional Business Center III. Partial funding for the facility was provided through a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ground-breaking for the building took place in October, 2014.