Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of 14 hospital campuses plus numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in 10 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Our health care professionals provide exceptional care every day.

At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we continually go the extra mile to further our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Each of our 20,000 colleagues contributes to this mission and helps make all communities we serve healthier – and better – places to live.

Rooted in history

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.

Vision – access to superior health care

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.

Vision realized – again and again

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 13 hospital 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.

Guided by our values

Our values are our core. They are what we believe. We bring our values to life through our actions, so when you interact with an LVHN colleague you feel confident that our colleagues are committed to giving you the experience you expect and deserve. 

LVHN’s Core Values

  • Compassion: Be kind.
  • Integrity: Do what’s right.
  • Collaboration: Be a good partner.
  • Excellence: Achieve the best outcomes.

Our hospital campuses

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 Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest:

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Children’s ER
  • Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
  • Magnet® recognized
  • Level IV NICU
  • Regional Burn Center
  • John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, Pa.

Opened in 1961, LVH–Muhlenberg serves residents of Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as nearby communities in New Jersey. Highlighted services at LVH–Muhlenberg:

  • Behavioral health
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Family Birth and Newborn Center
  • Magnet® recognized
  • Level II NICU
  • LVHN Cancer Center 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:

  • Community clinics
  • Breast Health Services
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Magnet® recognized

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Carbon, Lehighton, Pa.

Opened in June 2022, LVH–Carbon is a full-service hospital that brings a breadth of LVHN care to the residents of Lehighton and Carbon County. Highlighted services at LVH–Carbon:

  • Comprehensive heart care
  • State-of-the-art surgical care
  • Leading-edge cancer care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Advanced imaging services
  • Health center
  • Dedicated orthopedics facilities

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Dickson City, Dickson City, Pa.

Located in the heart of Lackawanna County, LVH–Dickson City opened in May 2022. LVH–Dickson City is a full-service hospital that offers access to a number of LVHN services, with a focus on surgical specialty care. Highlighted services at LVH–Dickson City:

  • Unmatched surgical and orthopedic expertise
  • Advanced imaging (including 3T MRI)
  • 24/7 emergency room
  • Telemedicine technology
  • Private inpatient rooms

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Gilbertsville, Gilbertsville, Pa.

Opened in June 2024, LVH–Gilbertsville is LVHN’s second neighborhood hospital. It’s a stand-alone, licensed, accredited acute care hospital. It features a full-service ER with 11 beds and a 10-bed inpatient medical unit for those requiring overnight hospital stays or for additional care, observation and testing. It’s open around the clock, 365 days a year. Highlighted services at LVH–Gilbertsville:

  • Inpatient and outpatient imaging: X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI
  • 24/7 emergency room
  • Adjacent to Health Center at Gilbertsville, opening in July 2024, providing lab services, LVPG family medicine, obstetrics, orthopedics, cardiology and pediatrics practices, outpatient adult rehabilitation and cardiac and vascular diagnostic testing.

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:

  • Level IV Trauma Center
  • Gunderson Rehabilitation Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Family Birth and Newborn Center
  • LVHN Cancer Center–Hazleton

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hecktown Oaks, Easton, Pa.

Located in the heart of Northampton County, LVH–Hecktown Oaks is a full-service hospital with skilled and compassionate providers ready to make sure you and your family get the care you need. Highlighted services at LVH–Hecktown Oaks:

  • Comprehensive heart care
  • State-of-the-art surgical care
  • Leading-edge cancer care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Advanced diagnostics and lab
  • Health center

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Macungie, Macungie, Pa.

Opened in March 2024, LVH–Macungie is LVHN’s first neighborhood hospital. It’s a stand-alone, licensed, accredited acute care hospital, and in addition to a full-service ER with 11 beds, it features a 10-bed inpatient medical unit for those requiring overnight hospital stays, or for additional care, observation and testing. It’s open around the clock, 365 days a year. Highlighted services at LVH–Macungie:

  • Lab
  • Inpatient and outpatient imaging: X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI
  • 24/7 emergency room
  • Adjacent to Health Center at Macungie, which features a variety of medical services, lab services, LVPG family medicine, orthopedics, cardiology and pediatrics practices, outpatient adult rehabilitation and cardiac and vascular diagnostic testing.

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:

  • Level III Trauma Center
  • ESSA Heart and Vascular Center
  • Family Birth and Newborn Center
  • Level III NICU
  • Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center

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 LVHN. 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 LVH–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 LVH–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street. LVH–Schuylkill serves Pottsville, Schuylkill County and surrounding communities. Highlighted services at LVH–Schuylkill:

  • Stine Acute Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Wound Center
  • Behavioral health services (senior, adult, adolescent)
  • Family Birth and Newborn Center
  • LVHN Cancer Center–Schuylkill

Lehigh Valley Health Network–Tilghman, Allentown, Pa.

Located in western Lehigh County, LVHN–Tilghman serves as a home for the Center for Orthopedic Medicine, urgent care services and surgery services. Services at LVHN–Tilghman:

  • Center for Orthopedic Medicine
  • LVHN Surgery Center–Tilghman
  • ExpressCARE
  • Magnet® recognized

Lehigh Valley Health Network–1503 N. Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pa. 

LVHN–1503 N. Cedar Crest gives you access to primary and specialty care and imaging services in one convenient location. Cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine and imaging services are provided on the campus. 

Lehigh Valley Health NetworkHighland Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. 

LVHN–Highland Avenue is home to a surgery center, physician practices, outpatient facilities and rehabilitation and sports medicine services. Cardiology, endocrinology, general surgery, family medicine, imaging, and rehabilitation and sports medicine services are provided on the campus.     

Additional ways LVHN provides exceptional care

The region's first and most trusted Children's Hospital

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital offers an entire health network built just for kids with both inpatient and ambulatory care, a Children’s ER, the J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center in Salisbury Township, numerous child-specific services such as rehab and burn care, and the most pediatric specialties in the region.

Health centers throughout the region

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, Moselem Springs, Mountain Top, Palmer Township, Quakertown (in partnership with Grand View Hospital), Richland Township, Trexlertown, and West End, as well as health and wellness centers, which also include fitness facilities at Cedar Crest, Hazleton and Muhlenberg.

ExpressCARE

Twenty ExpressCARE locations offer walk-in, no-appointment care, as do the region’s only Children’s ExpressCARE locations in Palmer Township and Fogelsville.

Health care providers

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).

Lehigh Valley Pharmacy Services

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.

Imaging

Throughout the region, Lehigh Valley Health Network offers convenient access to imaging services to obtain accurate diagnoses with the latest high-tech diagnostic equipment.

Home care

A dedicated team of registered nurses and other health care providers offer both home health and hospice services.

Community clinics

LVHN is dedicated to providing care for people who are uninsured or underinsured at more than 13 primary and specialty community clinics.

HNL Lab Medicine

Located in dozens of convenient locations in Pennsylvania, HNL Lab Medicine provides an extensive range of laboratory tests from the most critical medical applications to simple pre-employment drug screenings.

Work wellness

Valley Preferred connects employers and individuals with quality health coverage.

Awards, affiliations and accreditation

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.