Mission: We heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value supported by education and clinical research.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of eight hospital campuses plus numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in seven eastern Pennsylvania counties. Our health care professionals provide amazing care every day.
At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we continually go the extra mile to fulfill our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Each one of our 18,000 colleagues contributes to this mission and helps make the Lehigh Valley and all communities we serve healthier – and better – places in which to live.
Our legacy of patient-centered care began with 13 compassionate, civic-minded women more than a century ago. Caring deeply about the health and well-being of their community, they raised $5,300 for a plot of land at 17th and Chew streets in Allentown, Pa., and in 1899, opened The Allentown Hospital. Their generous example was the first step in our health network’s journey.
In the late 1950s, with the area’s population booming, a group of Lutheran clergy purchased a 102-acre alfalfa field in Bethlehem and set out to build another hospital for the community. Muhlenberg Hospital Center opened its doors in 1961 as a 192-bed facility for the chronically ill.
The inspiration for our modern-day health network came from Leonard Parker Pool, the founder of Air Products. In addition to having a brilliant mind for business, Pool also had a passion for health care and serving his fellow man. In the late 1960s, that passion became personal.
When Pool’s wife, Dorothy, had to travel back and forth from the Lehigh Valley to New York City to receive leading-edge cancer treatment, Leonard Pool realized many in his community did not have the means to travel outside the region for such care. He had a vision to create a “superior, regional hospital” so people could receive the best possible care without leaving the Lehigh Valley. He donated $5 million to help bring that vision to life, which led in 1974 to the construction of what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township, Pa.
Guided by Pool’s vision, we have since transformed into one of the nation's most respected health networks, offering comprehensive care in 95 clinical specialties across eight campuses. This care is complemented by clinical research and education, including a medical school partnership with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine that’s preparing the doctors of tomorrow through the SELECT program.
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pa.
Our flagship hospital was built in 1974 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, a suburban area adjacent to Allentown, Pa. It serves as the hub for many specialty services, including our highly regarded cancer center which was selected as the second member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance in 2015 and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital. Lehigh Valley-based nurses and hospitals have earned (and re-earned) Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2002. Highlighted services at LVH–Cedar Crest:
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, Pa.
Opened in 1961, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg serves residents of Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as nearby communities in New Jersey. Highlighted services at LVH–Muhlenberg:
Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street, Allentown, Pa.
The site of our original hospital, the former Allentown Hospital is located in a residential area adjacent to the Allentown Fairgrounds. It provides care to community members who reside in nearby neighborhoods as well as those throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties. Highlighted services at LVH–17th Street:
Lehigh Valley Health Network–Tilghman, Allentown, Pa.
Located in western Lehigh County in the former Westfield Hospital, LVHN–Tilghman serves as a home for the Center for Orthopedic Medicine, urgent care services and surgery services. Highlighted services at LVHN–Tilghman:
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton, Hazleton, Pa.
In January 2014, the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance merged with LVHN to give residents of Northeast Pennsylvania enhanced access to special care. Its hospital, Hazleton General Hospital, was established in 1891 to provide medical care to coal miners of the region. LVH–Hazleton serves residents of the Greater Hazleton area, Luzerne County and nearby communities. Highlighted services at LVH–Hazleton:
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville, Pa.
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street, Pottsville, Pa.
In September 2016, Schuylkill Health of the Pottsville area in Schuylkill County, became part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. Schuylkill Health had two hospitals. Schuylkill Medical Center–East Norwegian Street, established in 1920 by a group of area physicians as the A.C. Miliken Hospital, became Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street. The East Norwegian Street hospital spent more than 50 years as a Catholic facility under the direction of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Schuylkill Medical Center–South Jackson Street, founded in 1895 as the Hospital of Pottsville primarily for the care of people associated with industrial businesses in and around Pottsville, became Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street. LVH–Schuylkill serves Pottsville, Schuylkill County and surrounding communities. Highlighted services at LVH–Schuylkill:
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono, East Stroudsburg, Pa.
In January 2017, Pocono Health System, with its hospital Pocono Medical Center, merged with Lehigh Valley Health Network after a long history of productive partnerships in clinical areas, such as trauma and radiation oncology services. The former Pocono Medical Center was founded in 1915 as General Hospital, located on Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg. In 1927, the hospital moved to East Brown Street.
In 2018, membership to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance was extended to the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at LVH–Pocono. The hospital provides care to residents of and visitors to Monroe and Pike counties and surrounding areas. Highlighted services at LVH–Pocono:
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the Lehigh Valley. The Children’s Hospital offers both inpatient and ambulatory care, a Children’s ER, the J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center in Salisbury Township, more than 30 pediatric specialists and numerous child-specific services such as rehab and burn care.
Community health centers offering doctors' offices and lab and imaging services at convenient locations in Bangor, Bath, Bartonsville, Bethlehem Township, Blakeslee, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Emmaus, Fogelsville, Frackville, Hamburg, Kutztown, Macungie, Moselem Springs, Mountain Top, Palmer Township, Quakertown (in partnership with Grand View Hospital), Richland Township, Trexlertown, and West End, as well as health & wellness centers which also include fitness facilities at Cedar Crest, Hazleton, and Muhlenberg.
More than 2,000 primary care and specialty physicians, as well as more than 800 advanced practice clinicians are employed by the health network through Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG).
You will find pharmacy services at four of our hospital campuses, which offer you a convenient way to pick up prescriptions ordered for you following a hospital stay or at any time.
Throughout the region, Lehigh Valley Health Network offers convenient access to imaging services to obtain accurate diagnoses with the latest high-tech diagnostic equipment
LVHN is dedicated to providing care for people who are uninsured or underinsured at more than 40 primary and specialty community clinics.
Located in dozens of convenient locations in Pennsylvania, Health Network Laboratories provides an extensive range of laboratory tests from the most critical medical applications to simple pre-employment drug screenings.
Valley Preferred connects employers and individuals with quality health coverage.
The care and services we provide annually receive national recognition through awards, affiliations and accreditation from organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and many others.