East Stroudsburg, Pa.,
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Monroe County EMS Providers Recognized During Virtual Hero Event Sponsored by LVHN–Pocono Foundation

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)–Pocono Foundation, along with Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, recognized the extraordinary work to care for the community by local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers during the LVHN–Pocono Foundation’s 4th annual EMS Hero Event held virtually for the first time on YouTube Live on Sept. 24.

The event honors and recognizes the outstanding service to our community by the four EMS agencies serving LVH–Pocono: Bushkill EMS Emergency Corps, Pocono Mountain Regional EMS, Suburban EMS, and West End Community Ambulance Association. In addition, despite the limitations of a virtual event, the Foundation raised a record $16,600 for these local heroes. A special 50/50 raffle was also added to the event, to generate both interest and revenue, and sold more than 200 tickets. Proceeds from the event are split evenly among the four agencies and help to fund the cost of needed equipment for these providers.

The evening’s highlights included videos of four separate life-saving calls as told through the eyes of the patients and their EMS responders. These powerful and compelling videos were introduced by physician and administration leaders at LVH–Pocono and LVHN.

Because the event did not include an in-person dinner and awards ceremony, gift bags and awards were delivered to each station by the Foundation staff and dinner was delivered on the evening of the broadcast. Nearly 300 people have viewed the event online.

If you would like to learn more about ways you can support the Pocono Foundation, please visit: Give.LVHN.org/Pocono.

About LVHN

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.