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LVHN ExpressCARE at Lehighton to Open Sept. 3

First of two LVHN ExpressCARE locations coming to Carbon County

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today provided the media and community a tour of the new ExpressCARE at Lehighton, the first of two ExpressCARE locations the health network is opening in Carbon County over the next several months.

ExpressCARE at Lehighton is located at 363 North First Street. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 and provide residents with access to treatment for common illnesses and minor injuries without an appointment. These include sprains and strains, cuts and lacerations, poison ivy, rashes, seasonal allergies, flu symptoms, bronchitis, ear infections, sore throat and fever.

LVHN plans to open ExpressCARE at Palmerton later this year. The service will be available at the Pencor Services, Inc. building at 528 Delaware Ave. The two Carbon County facilities will be LVHN’s 20th and 21st ExpressCARE centers in the region.

“ExpressCARE is a great service that allows for immediate access in a convenient location right in the community for every day injuries and occurrences that do not require an emergency room,” said Grant Greenberg, MD, Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG)−Family Medicine. “ExpressCARE, partnered with a primary care practice can serve as a home for your acute, chronic, and preventive medical care with a family physician.”

In addition to ExpressCARE, the health network also announced this month it will build a new hospital along Blakeslee Blvd. (Route 443) in Mahoning Township, Carbon County. Initial plans call for a hospital that includes all private rooms for inpatient care, and a medical office building which combined will occupy 89,000 square feet of space. The health network expects to break ground on the project next spring and opening is anticipated in the fall of 2021.

In announcing plans for the new hospital on Aug. 1, Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) stressed it is among the many added services LVHN is bringing to Carbon County to allow residents to receive their care closer to where they live.

Other LVHN services already available at the North First Street, Lehighton, location are: LVPG Family Practice−Lehighton with Kenneth Sharp, DO; LVPG Hematology Oncology−Lehighton with Surendra Shah, MD and Elena Brinker, CRNP; and Infusion services.

To make room for ExpressCARE on North First Street, Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) re-located four specialty practices in July. The following practices moved to 1001 Mahoning St., Lehighton, a little more than a mile from their previous location:

  • LVPG Cardiology−Lehighton - Cheri Silverstein-Fadlon, MD and Jeffrey Snyder, MD
  • LVPG Neurology−Lehighton - Shahzad Khan, MD
  • LVPG Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine–Lehighton - Brian Burlew, MD
  • LVPG Vascular Surgery–Lehighton - John Welkie, MD and Christopher Werter, MD

Additional LVHN services available in Carbon County include: LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology−Lehighton and LVPG Pediatrics−Lehighton, both located at 281 North 12th St.; Rehabilitation Services−Lehighton at 2141 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive East; Health Network Laboratories at 1001 Mahoning St., Lehighton and 2591 PA-903 in Albrightsville; and LVPG Family Practice−Albrightsville at 2588 PA-903 in Albrightsville.

For more information about any of these services contact LVHN.org/Carbon or call 888-402-LVHN.

About LVHN

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 FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.