You have a partner at every stage of life at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital and LVHN’s five health institutes.

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital  

  • Working together – A new affiliation between Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ensures you have access to the specialty children’s care you need. This affiliation enables both organizations to optimally care for children – including those with high-risk, high-complexity, rare and acute diagnoses – in the location that best serves their family’s needs.
  • Physician leader – Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Physician in Chief J. Nathan Hagstrom, MD, was appointed Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Hemophilia Treatment Centers. In this role, Dr. Hagstrom ensures the region’s 16 treatments centers, like the center at LVH–Muhlenberg, meet rigorous standards. He also works with clinicians nationwide to advance care for people with bleeding disorders.
  • Social channels built just for kids – Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is now on Facebook (@LVHNChildren), Instagram (@LVHNChildren) and LinkedIn (“Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital”). These channels serve as an educational and informative resource where you can find health tips, patient stories and information and news about all the great things happening at Children’s Hospital. Follow these channels, and use #LVHNKids for any posts you share that are related to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.
  • Patient stories – Leo Kushnir fights like a lion to beat stage 5 kidney cancer. Sonali Patel shines after brain surgery at age 9.

Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute

  • Special care for ALS – The ALS Center team provides quality care to help patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, live as normally as possible and have a better quality of life.
  • Excellence in education – Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute Physician in Chief Steven Lewis, MD, received the American Neurological Association’s Award for Excellence in Education. This prestigious award is given to only one educator annually who empowers students to grow their understanding of the brain and nervous system.
  • Patient stories – Benjamin Garcia survives a stroke thanks to quick action and fortuitous hospital proximity. Technology makes Jalal Burton heard.

Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute

  • Meeting the community’s needs – The new Cancer Center at LVH–Hazleton gives you access to all the services of Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. The facility includes a state-of-the-art linear accelerator with a CT simulator that delivers precise radiation therapy to treat cancer. It also has a large infusion suite with private treatment rooms and expanded telemedicine services that give patients access to experts throughout LVHN.
  • Lifesaving blood cancer care – Hematologist oncologist Amir Toor, MD, joined Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute to launch the region’s first Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program. For patients with blood cancer, the program will provide more lifesaving treatments closer to home and includes CAR-T cell therapy, which is a way to change a type of white blood cells in a lab so they can seek and destroy cancer cells.
  • Patient stories – Expert esophageal cancer care put Patrick Knelly on course to recovery. Innovative treatment gives Tammy Bauer a fighting chance against melanoma.

Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence

  • Robotic surgery leader – With the largest and most advanced robotic surgery program in the region, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence completed nearly 35,000 surgeries since the program began in 2008. More than 100 skilled surgeons use 13 robotic surgery systems at all LVHN campuses to treat cancer and other conditions with precision.  
  • Groundbreaking treatment – We are the first in Pennsylvania to provide Focal One, a prostate cancer treatment that requires no blade, no radiation and leaves no scar. An ultrasound probe is used to scan the prostate and deliver high-intensity sound waves to a targeted area. The energy rapidly raises the temperature at the focal point, causing cell death without damaging healthy tissue outside the targeted area. Patients get quality of life preservation, low risk of side effects and less time away from work and leisure activity.
  • Patient story – David Nauman has robotic surgery to remove a cancerous section of his colon and goes home the same day.

Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute

  • Leader in heart attack care – A Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report shows that in 2020 and 2021, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–Muhlenberg and LVH–Pocono used stents to open blocked coronary arteries in heart attack patients more than 1,100 times. The minimally invasive procedure avoids aggressive open-heart bypass surgery.
  • Among nation’s elite – Our interventional cardiologists are among a tiny percentage of U.S. doctors with expertise on the full range of options to open a coronary artery that’s been fully blocked for at least three months. Getting through or around these rock-hard blockages using a catheter can be difficult. To treat patients who cannot have open-heart surgery, our cardiologists use a variety of catheters and wires, and can use newer blood vessels the body formed to access the blockage from the back side, where it is sometimes softer. There are only a few places in the country that do as many of these procedures as we do with an 80 percent success rate.
  • Patient story – When Tony Cadwalader’s heart stopped beating, teamwork and a commitment to excellence saved his life. Emergency preparedness training saves the life of instructor Steven Kulick.     

Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute

  • World-renowned surgeon – Thomas Graham, MD, joined Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute in April 2023 as Physician in Chief. Since his arrival, nearly 100 professional athletes, including Milwaukee Brewers rookie Sal Frelick, have chosen Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute to keep them in the game, establishing us as a national destination for care of the professional athlete.
  • Making an impact – Elite athletes strive to be their best every day. That’s why more athletes choose Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute as their partner in care, and why we developed the Impact Athlete program. Impact Athletes are professional and collegiate athletes who unite, inspire and lead the youth in our community at free sports clinics and speaking engagements. With a majority of Impact Athletes being a product of our local high schools, kids are inspired by what hard work and dedication can achieve.
  • Nationally ranked – Lehigh Valley Hospital ranks 27th in the nation for orthopedic care and is the only hospital in the region nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report. It is the 24th time LVH has been nationally recognized on the best hospitals list since 1996.
  • Patient stories – After a severe leg injury, Quin Karner shows why he is the comeback kid. Tony Cerminaro, 86, trains for another marathon. Ballroom dancer Maureen Riggi never missed a beat after two knee replacements.