LVHN Adjusts Visitation Policy as COVID-19 Improves
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is revising its visitation policy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to improve in our communities.
The updated policy applies to all units in all LVHN hospitals, including emergency departments, as well as locations providing outpatient care. Masks are still required in all health care settings, consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
LVHN will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and CDC guidelines and make additional changes as appropriate.
Effective June 9, 2021:
- Visiting hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Two visitors are permitted per patient.
- Masks are required at all times.
- No children under 12 are permitted, unless approved by patient care services leadership.
- Adult Behavioral Health – no visitation
- Adolescent Behavioral Health – one parent/guardian at a time
LVHN includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No.1 hospital for seven straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top six hospitals for seven consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.