LVHN representatives received the 2013 Magnet Prize® on Wednesday evening in Orlando, Fla.
Amid cheers from more than 7,000 nurses and medical professionals, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) was announced the recipient of the 2013 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Prize®.
This national award recognizes innovative nursing programs and practices and is given to a single hospital among all ANCC Magnet-designated organizations. The announcement was made at the ANCC National Magnet Conference being held in Orlando, Fla.
The winning award application, submitted by LVHN’s Center for Professional Excellence, detailed the impact professional nurses make in the health network’s Telehealth Services program.
“The LVHN telehealth programs reveal how essential nurses are in leading, developing and improving upon the use of new technologies to ensure the best in patient care,” says ANCC Executive Director Karen Drenkard, PhD. “These telehealth programs are powerful models to be implemented nationally and globally, as a transformative new care delivery system.”
“One of the key factors in our selection for the Magnet Prize was how telehealth involves our nurses as care providers and elevates nurses as innovators and leaders in this futuristic type of health care,” says LVHN chief operating officer Terry Capuano, RN. Read More
Readers of The Morning Call have spoken, and they’ve chosen Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) as the region’s best hospital/health network and best place to work/overall. That’s according to the news organization’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, which were released Sunday.
Readers also chose LVHN for best emergency services and as the best place to have a baby Read More
These minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons at Lehigh Valley Health Network, named below, recently earned recognition from the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology™ (COEMIG™) by the AAGL (Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide).
If you need gynecologic surgery for a wide spectrum of conditions including urologic problems or for gynecologic cancer conditions, you may be considering the following questions:
- How long will I be laid up?
- Will this surgery correct my problem?
- Are you the right person for the job?
As you consider your options, you may review the credentials and certifications of different surgeons. Among the team of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), eight recently earned recognition from the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology™ (COEMIG™) by the AAGL (Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide). The AAGL is the leading worldwide association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Read More
Ian Dassylva, Melissa Roth and Ray Jones shared their stories this year about their care at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
Ivan Dassylva of Hazleton calls the innovative new heart surgery that saved his life “a miracle.” Melissa Roth of Northampton says she’s amazed by the robotic surgery that eased her pain. Ray Jones of Breinigsville says the caregivers who treated his prostate cancer, “are like family to me.”
These are just a few of the community members who have turned to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) for care this year. Today, LVH’s care received national honors from U.S. News and World Report. For the 18th consecutive year, LVH is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals,” this year in these seven care areas:
Kim Bartman, RN, receives the Magnet Nurse of the Year award from Anne Panik, RN, LVHN’s senior vice president, patient care services.
When Kim Bartman, RN, hears about people in need, she springs to action. Take the story of a Lehigh Valley-area family that adopts children with disabilities, many of them amputees. When Bartman heard they couldn’t afford to fix their swimming pool, she approached a local pool company. Bartman told the company president their story. He repaired the pool for free and promised to do yearly maintenance, too.
That kind of dedication to her patients shows how Bartman inspires her colleagues at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), her patients and community. It’s also why she was recently named the Magnet™ Nurse of the Year by the Philadelphia Area Magnet Consortium, a group of 10 Philadelphia- area hospitals designated Magnet.
The award is named in honor of the late Joan Bretschneider, PhD, MSN, RN, a longtime Philadelphia-area nurse, administrator and advocate. Bartman was selected for the award from a pool of 10 nominees, one from each Philadelphia-area hospitals named Magnet. This national honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center designates hospitals that attract and retain the best professional nurses. Read More