Any parent knows it can be challenging – OK, sometimes it feels impossible – to stay patient and calm when your children won’t listen and cooperate the first time. Yet it is possible. We can help you.
Join one of our two-hour parenting workshops in March to learn ways to keep your cool under pressure and get your children to work with you instead of against you.
Both workshops are 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. They cost $17.50 per person. Call 610-402-CARE to register. Details about each session are below.
The gift shops at our Lehigh Valley Hospital locations have more than gifts, snacks, newspapers and flowers – they have friendly faces. The smiling workers who greet you are volunteers.
If you would like to join the team that greets our patients and families in the gift shops, we have opportunities during evenings and weekends at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. It’s a rewarding experience when you can make our visitors’ stay more comfortable and pleasant.
We are in need of volunteers during the evening shift, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and also 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call 610-969-2850. You can apply online.
“We don’t know what will happen in the future, but he’s doing so well right now, and everybody has been so reassuring,” Justin Nagy says. “This cap may have made such a difference in his life. It’s hard to express how grateful we are.”
For Jeanine Nagy, the joy of pregnancy turned to deep concern at Week 39. Her doctors induced labor on Jan. 9, 2013, but her baby, Liam, did not tolerate labor well.
“After some pushes, Jeanine’s uterus ruptured, and they performed an emergency Caesarian section,” Jeanine’s husband, Justin, says. At first, Liam wasn’t breathing, and his heart rate was very low. Once those conditions were corrected, Liam started to have seizures. That’s when he was transferred from the hospital where he was born to Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).
Jeanine saw Liam for just a minute before he left for the health network’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Neonatologist Lorraine Dickey, MD, rode with Liam to the NICU and monitored him closely during his 12-day stay.
Liam suffered from a condition called neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which means oxygen was not getting to his brain properly. He received a treatment new to the NICU called therapeutic hypothermia. His core temperature was lowered by applying the Olympic Cool Cap system to his head. This therapy provides hope for reducing the severity of a newborn’s potential neurologic injuries.
Anna White of Easton, who is studying dance at college, consulted Lehigh Valley Health Network physical therapist Gayanne Grossman to find the cause of her back pain and alleviate it.
Dancers who are working to improve their technique push their bodies for better flexibility, strength and endurance. While practicing and performing, that stress can cause pain or injury.
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) performing arts medicine program is here to help dancers recover and to prevent injuries. The service is highlighted in this report that published Sunday on lehighvalleylive.com and appears today in The Express-Times.
LVHN physical therapist Gayanne Grossman, a former dancer and dance teacher herself, also described how therapy helps students and professionals in performing arts for this report that published in the January/February 2013 Healthy You magazine.
“Pain tells them that they need to work on something,” Grossman says. “It’s my job to figure out what that something is.”
Learn more about the network’s rehabilitation services.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is among six local businesses to earn a gold-level award in the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition Program for 2012.
Carol Michaels, LVHN’s manager of health education and wellness, describes some of the ways the health network helps its employees take care of themselves in this report that published Sunday in The Express-Times and on lehighvalleylive.com.
“Ultimately we believe healthy employees and happier employees drive better patient experiences,” Michaels says in the article.
The article also describes wellness programs at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, Rodale Inc. in Emmaus and Crayola LLC in Forks Township.
Learn more about employment at Lehigh Valley Health Network.