Matt completed the Walt Disney World Marathon earlier this year.
Ready to run the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Via Marathon? Matt Burns is. An LVHN media relations coordinator, running enthusiast and a proud father, Burns will share his stories here each week as he starts a 12-week training program recommended by Runner’s World magazine. Here’s the first installment:
Running any marathon is a struggle, and preparing for one is even more intense. But successful training is the key to success. If you train properly, by the time the LVHN Via Marathon arrives on Sept. 9, you’ll be thinking it’s just a victory lap.
I want us to train for this marathon together. On the way I’ll share the experience and knowledge of LVHN’s Sports Performance Program and rehabilitation services experts. I’ll tackle every issue I encounter and explore specific items like hydration and shoe selection. Feel free to comment and ask questions. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll find it for you. Read More
Lehigh Valley IronPigs brought the ball game to children. (L-R) IronPigs outfielder Jermaine Mitchell and pitcher Ethan Martin visited Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, signing autographs, distributing free hats and spreading cheer.
The players from the Lehigh Valley’s International League team met with Luke Maeding of Lower Nazareth Township and other children receiving care on the inpatient pediatric unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Their visit came courtesy of the IronPigs, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, which provided tasty treats for children as part of its “Golden Dipper’s Party” program.
Power has been restored at the medical office building at 1243 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. in the Cedar Crest Professional Park across from Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa. It had been closed this morning due to a power outage.
The HealthWorks Allentown clinic remains closed today. Patients can be seen at the Trexlertown location.
If you were scheduled for an appointment earlier today at other offices in the 1243 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. building, please call the practice to reschedule.
East Penn Press Photo | JIM MARSH
When 6-year-old Xavier of Allentown heard the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks were coming to Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, he couldn’t wait to meet them. Four of the team’s players (l-r), John Esposito, Travis Miller, Alexander Ajayi and Evan Selman, stopped by Xavier’s room on the pediatric unit, signed autographs and gave him memorabilia. The quartet then visited other children on the unit. The Steelhawks are the region’s professional indoor football league team.
University of Colorado Hospital ER doctor Comilla Sasson, MD, meets MedEvac mascot, Epi, during her visit Monday to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Comilla Sasson, MD, is on a mission. As one of two doctors working in the University of Colorado Hospital ER the night of July 20, 2012, Sasson was the first line of treatment for victims of a mass movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.
She now tours the country, sharing her experiences with emergency medical professionals to help them understand how they can best respond to similar situations. Her latest stop was the opening day festivities for Lehigh Valley Health Network’s National EMS Week Celebration. Sasson spoke Monday evening to a captive audience of EMS workers at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
The first shooting victims arrived at her facility shortly after 1 a.m., some in critical condition, she said. Most were rushed to the hospital in the back of police cars, not ambulances. As a result, the ER staff lacked details EMS personnel normally provide about a patient’s condition, which would have helped them prepare for the victims.
Sasson stressed that people should carry ID with them at all times to help responders with rapid assessment during a crisis. Read More