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.
Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 18 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.