Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health Release Joint Statement
Lehigh Valley Health Network has signed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, pending reviews by the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office. If cleared to close, Coordinated Health will become part of LVHN.
“This proposed union further affirms our commitment to providing world-class orthopedic and specialty care to our patients and community,” Brian Nester, DO, President and CEO of LVHN said. “LVHN and Coordinated Health share a common vision focused on population health, one that is rooted in being a partner and advocate in our patients’ health journeys. We are very excited by the opportunity to have the talented team at Coordinated Health join the region’s most trusted and awarded health network.”
The enthusiasm is shared by Dr. Emil Dilorio, Chairman and CEO, Coordinated Health.
“Coordinated Health and LVHN share a strong passion for delivering high value healthcare and combining these two organizations is an opportunity to expand our proven integrated healthcare model. For 30 years, we have delivered health care differently, delivering more value by narrowing our service lines and by reaching out to our patients in terms of accessibility. We have every confidence that LVHN will continue to expand this legacy,” Dilorio said.
LVHN and CH will remain separate and independent health systems while they await these government reviews.
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 19 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 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, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.