As the downtown Allentown arena project changes the face of the city, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will be a key player. LVHN’s role in the arena project – and its $326 million investment in community benefit – were recognized yesterday afternoon when the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) honored LVHN with its 2013 Community Development Award.
Presented before a crowd of about 450 local business leaders at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, the award recognizes the role LVHN plays in keeping the economy strong and improving the quality of life for people in our region. One way LVHN accomplishes this is through its annual investment in community benefit. This includes providing health care services for people who are uninsured or underinsured, services for which LVHN is not fully reimbursed, and community outreach such as the 12,000 free flu shots given out at Allentown’s Dorney Park and Coca-Cola Park last fall. Read More
LVHN neurologist Glenn Mackin, MD, and ALS patient Richard Smolev, right, celebrated today as the national ALS Association honored LVHN as a Recognized Treatment Center.
The national, nonprofit organization that works to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease today honored Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) for meeting national standards of care in managing the disease officially called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
The ALS Association and its Greater Philadelphia Chapter have established LVHN as a Recognized Treatment Center for ALS. Representatives of the organization came to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest today to present a plaque marking the designation.
ALS is the progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which affects the function of nerves and muscles. Symptoms often begin with weakness in one limb and then progress to impaired use of arms and legs, slurred or thick speech, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis.
LVHN’s ALS Clinic uses a team approach to treat the condition with medication and therapies to improve quality of life. Read More
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