Lehigh Valley Steelhawks to Visit with Children at LVH
The Lehigh Valley’s professional indoor football team, the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, will take some time off the field to make a make a special trip to Lehigh Valley Hospital—Cedar Crest’s pediatric unit on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. Members of the Steelhawks team will swoop in to greet the children and give gifts, take photos and sign autographs.
If you would like to attend this event, please contact the media relations team at 484-884-0879, or send us an email.
MEDIA ALERT: Lehigh Valley Health Network and Florida’s Moffitt Cancer Center to Announce Expanded Relationship
Representatives of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center will announce and discuss an expansion of a partnership that was formed in 2011. Alan List, MD, Moffitt’s president and CEO, and Suresh Nair, LVHN’s senior medical director of academic oncology programs, will detail LVHN’s participation in the Moffitt Oncology Network, which is designed to help Moffitt develop a premier cancer care delivery system focused solely on providing patients, including those in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area, the best personalized cancer care.
Dr. List and Dr. Nair will conduct an informal briefing with reporters about the expanded relationship and take questions on Tuesday, May 21, at 9 a.m. in the Kasych Family Pavilion Education Conference Center classroom 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital—Cedar Crest. Media with any questions should contact public affairs at for more information or send us an email.
MEDIA ALERT: Colorado ER Doctor to Discuss “Lessons Learned” from Aurora Theater Mass Shooting to Mark LVHN’s EMS Week
Comilla Sasson, MD, was one of two doctors working in the ER at the University of Colorado Hospital the night of July 20, 2012. Shortly after 1 a.m., the first shooting victims from the movie theater in Aurora arrived at her facility, some in critical condition. Most of the wounded were rushed to the hospital in the back of police cars, not ambulances. Consequently, the ER staff lacked details on the injuries, normally provided by EMS personnel, which would help them prepare for the victims.
What ensued Sasson describes as “coordinated chaos,” as a team of doctors, nurses and support staff treated 23 patients with gunshot wounds of the head, chest, legs and abdomen, the most shooting victims at one time in the history of the hospital.
Dr. Sasson, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, will speak about “Aurora Shooting…Lessons Learned,” May 20, 7-9 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest’s Kasych Pavilion, Medical Imaging of Lehigh Valley Conference Center rooms 6, 7 and 8.
Her interactive presentation will be part of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s 2013 National EMS Week observance. She will highlight the importance of preparing for a mass casualty event such as Aurora, including the critical and collaborative role of EMS and other first responders.
A cure for diabetes?
Is there a cure for type 2 diabetes? According to Lehigh Valley Health Network surgeon T. Daniel Harrison, DO, 85 percent of type 2 diabetes patients are cured with gastric bypass surgery. That’s a significant statistic, considering that people who suffer from type 2 diabetes typically have complications like blindness, limb amputation, kidney failure and even cardiovascular disease. The key factor here is that the fat cells in the body influence a wide range of biochemical and hormonal processes. By-passing a part of the digestive tract that absorbs calories and nutrients appears to resolve certain metabolic risks associated with diabetes.
If you are interested in learning more about how weight-loss surgery can cure diabetes, check out the latest issue of Healthy You. Or, if you’d like to schedule an interview with Dr. Harrison, please contact the media relations team at 484-884-0879, or send us an email.