LVH–Hazleton Offers Free Valet Service
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton announces the launch of a complimentary valet parking service for patients and visitors beginning March 11. A curbside attendant will assist with parking at the hospital’s main temporary entrance, easing access to the facility and coordinating traffic at the entrance during the major emergency room (ER) expansion project currently under way.
This free parking service runs from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week, with all cars parked on the hospital grounds. Patients and visitors who wish to use this service should drive up to the temporary entrance, present their vehicle keys to the attendant, receive a claim ticket and proceed inside the hospital to their destination. Do not leave your vehicle unattended. Valets will approach your vehicle and assist you with parking.
To retrieve your vehicle, turn in the claim ticket to the valet station. Your vehicle will be returned to you in the area where it was dropped off. If you have not claimed your vehicle by 6 p.m., proceed to the ER registration desk for assistance.
“The ER expansion project at the hospital, while an exciting step forward for health care in our community, caused the elimination of some prime parking spaces in front of the hospital,” says John Fletcher, LVH–Hazleton President. “This has resulted in congestion on the hospital campus and a temporary inconvenience to our patients and visitors. The valet service will help reduce the time patients and visitors circle the campus looking for a place to park and will get them to their destination quicker.” Fletcher hopes the community takes advantage of this free service.
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton partnered with Towne Park to provide this service. This is the same professional valet service used at other Lehigh Valley Health Network facilities.
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.