Professional Excellence Council

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Professional Excellence Council (PEC) is a decision-making body whose purpose is to serve as the vehicle for development, implementation and coordination of activities designed for the recognition and promotion of professional nursing practice, professional excellence and leadership.

The council comprises clinical nurses representing each inpatient care unit as well as cancer, ambulatory, perioperative and home health services. There are three PEC working groups:

  • Career Awareness and Professional Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Colleague Recognition and Retention

Community Engagement

PEC works to enhance the visibility of professional nursing LVHN in the community. Programs include:

PEC partners with The Haiti Health Trust (THHT) to enhance Haiti’s population health.

LVHN’s community engagement mission is to help our patients and members of the communities we serve live their healthiest lives. LVHN nurses participate in events in their communities like the Annual Community Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign and MusikFest.