Even during a pandemic, LVHN is in the midst of an unprecedented period of growth. By opening new facilities and expanding existing sites, we are making it even easier for you to access the quality care you need.
Coordinated Health became part of LVHN in 2020. LVHN and Coordinated Health have the highest orthopedic success rates in the region and the most fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialists.
At LVH–Hazleton, a new and expanded emergency room opened. Here, care begins at the front door, where a nurse assesses you to determine the level of emergency care you need.
At LVH–Cedar Crest, a new 22-bed oncology unit opened. It has all private rooms and is designed for ultimate patient safety and comfort.
At Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, our community’s only children’s hospital, four more beds are being added to the pediatric ICU and upgrades are planned for the neonatal ICU. The façade and lobby of the Hecht Family Children’s Specialty Center was renovated to give kids and families the warm welcome they deserve.
Four new hospitals
Construction of LVH–Hecktown Oaks is progressing. When it opens in summer 2021, people in Northampton County will have convenient access to specialized care. Located just off Route 33 in Lower Nazareth Township, the hospital will provide a range of services including a 24/7 ER, comprehensive surgical, cancer and heart services, and more.
LVH–Carbon will be built on Route 443 near Lehighton. This project will move forward in 2021, as will LVH–Pocono West. This hospital will serve the citizens of western Monroe County and will be located along Route 715 in Tannersville.
We reaffirmed our commitment to the people of Lackawanna County by announcing plans for a new LVHN hospital in Dickson City, near Scranton, on Facebook live. This hospital will have a surgical focus with seven operating rooms and two procedure rooms. It also will have 24 inpatient beds, an 18-bay ER and a helipad for critical care transports.
New and expanded services for you
LVH–Cedar Crest is the location of one of the largest ERs in the United States. This new facility has 97 adult beds, but it is so much more than an ER. For patients who need additional care but do not require an inpatient hospital stay, it contains beds for short overnight stays for adults and children. The hospital’s former ER will be renovated to become the expanded Children’s ER. It will contain 24 beds and open in summer 2021.
A new MedEvac helicopter is centrally located at Hazleton Regional Airport. It serves Luzerne, Schuylkill, Monroe and Carbon counties. The aircraft has a larger cabin that contains lifesaving equipment needed to care for newborns, and heart attack and trauma patients.
When you have cancer, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re getting to your appointment. To ease stress, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute and LANTA now provide free transportation from patients’ homes in Carbon County to LVH–Cedar Crest. The Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, giving you access to the latest treatments and clinical trials, and a team of the world’s best cancer fighters.
Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute is entering a formal relationship with Penn Medicine of Philadelphia to help patients who need a heart transplant. Penn Medicine is a top-10 heart transplant program in the nation, and the relationship will allow seamless collaboration when a transplant is needed.