The orthopedic unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest has moved from 5C in the Pool Pavilion to new space on the seventh floor of the Kasych Family Pavilion.
The new 7K Orthopedics has 30 private patient rooms, each one equipped with a private bathroom and freezer for ice packs. It also features a rehabilitation gym that is twice the size of the current location. The new gym includes items like a car simulator to help patients return to full function faster.
“This new space will allow us to enhance the quality and convenience of the care we deliver following an orthopedic surgery such as a total joint replacement,” says Lois Guerra, RN, director of 7K Orthopedics.
5C in the Pool Pavilion will transform into a medical-surgical unit, which will help accommodate increasing demand for inpatient care at LVH-Cedar Crest. The 5C unit also will be renovated in four-room increments, leaving 12 medical-surgical rooms (24 beds) available at all times for patients as needed.
Learn more about care for bones and joints.
“I couldn’t believe how generous the support was,” says Casey Maurer, 35, about LVHN’s Reduced Cost of Care program that helped cover bills for her breast cancer treatment.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012, Casey Maurer of Emmaus soon felt overwhelmed.
The news itself had stunned the 35-year-old mother of two. Next she faced an avalanche of physician and treatment appointments. Last, but certainly not least, came the potentially crushing financial impact. One chemotherapy treatment alone could cost thousands of dollars. How would she and her husband, Jason, stay afloat? “We have a mortgage to pay, a home to heat, mouths to feed,” she says. “Cancer or not, life goes on.”
Fortunately, Maurer turned to Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) for care. Unlike some cancer centers that have recently begun to turn away patients due to government funding cuts, LVHN has not deterred from its mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. “Regardless of ability to pay, we treat everyone who comes to us for care,” says oncology financial coordinator Susan Holler. Holler’s role is to connect patients with financial resources inside and outside LVHN. Read More
Whether you’re expecting a baby or already savoring the joys – and challenges – of parenthood, you can find some much-needed support here at Lehigh Valley Health Network. We regularly offer several classes and workshops about raising a family that teach you easy-to-use tips and practical skills.
Here, learn about five opportunities during the next month. Call 610-402-CARE to register for any of these classes.
Preparing for Childbirth One-Day Class – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest (This new session was just added to the schedule.): Learn more about your pregnancy and prepare for your birth experience. This condensed, one-day class covers topics such as identifying the stages of labor, managing the discomforts of labor with comfort positions and pain management, your partner’s role, initial newborn care and more. Seats for this class are limited. Call 610-402-CARE to register.
Do you want to stay healthy and at your best? We’re here to help. Welcome to the newly renamed LVHN Fitness.
This change from our former name (Healthy You Fitness Centers) allows us to promote fitness and wellness under the Lehigh Valley Health Network banner. The new name also reflects many exciting changes, including:
- Revamped layouts to improve flow and create more functional exercise programming
- A more tranquil massage setting
- A new state-of-the-art sports performance studio
- Updated equipment for maximum effectiveness
Visit us and see our improvements for yourself. LVHN Fitness facilities at 1243 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. in Allentown and 1770 Bathgate Road in Bethlehem are available to LVHN colleagues and medical staff and their families, as well as patients or community members who have participated in a clinical or wellness program.
All LVHN Fitness members are entitled to use of: Read More
You can now sign up with Health Spectrum Pharmacy Services to have prescription refills shipped to your home. It’s a new service available to all Health Spectrum Pharmacy Services customers.
After you sign up for the service, simply indicate that you want your prescription shipped when you reorder your prescription online or via phone. You’ll then receive an email with a tracking number, and your medication will arrive in 2-3 days.
You are responsible for shipping charges, which are based on U.S. Postal Services rates. New prescriptions and refrigerated items will not be shipped, and shipped prescriptions cannot be returned.