LVHN’s Health Center at Easton Opens at a Familiar Site to Many Area Families
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today held a grand opening for the Health Center at Easton at a site that is very well known to families that have lived in this part of Northampton County for generations. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot health center at 2401 Northampton St. is located at the site of the former Schaible’s Bakery, which moved here in 1921 after almost 40 years at other locations closer to the downtown. In 1975, the Schaible family sold the business to Maier’s Bakery of Reading. And during the early 2000s, the bakery was acquired by Bimbo Bakeries, which continued the long tradition of producing high quality bread and buns until 2014.
LVHN can’t reproduce the wonderful aroma of fresh baked bread which permeated surrounding neighborhoods for almost a century. But the network is looking to provide memories of those great bakeries to visitors who walk in and peruse the “Heritage Wall,” featuring images created through the years of fine baking here.
It’s one of many ways LVHN hopes to make people feel at home as it becomes part of the neighborhood. Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer, says the people of eastern Northampton County asked for better access to important health services from the region’s leading health network, and LVHN has delivered. “The purpose of our health centers goes beyond our network mission to heal, comfort and care for all of our communities,” Nester says. “We’re also here to become part of the fabric of this neighborhood. When our neighbors need care, it’s our job to have them know instinctively that we are right around the corner to help.”
When the Health Center at Easton opens for operations on Monday, June 12, the following services will be available:
- ExpressCARE – Walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries. No appointment is needed, just stop in and get care.
- LVPG Family Medicine–Easton – Primary care for families, infants to seniors, at a convenient location.
- LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–Easton – Addressing the special needs of women from adolescent to senior years.
- LVPG Pediatrics–Easton – Focusing on children’s needs from newborn through teen years.
- Adult Rehabilitation Services – Physical therapy, neurologic therapy and orthopedic therapy.
- Imaging Services – Walk-in service for X-ray and ultrasound tests.
- Laboratory Testing – Blood testing from Health Network Laboratories.
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.