Lehigh Valley Health Network's (LVHN) Geriatrics Fellowship is a one-year program developed through a partnership between LVHN's Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. This fellowship encompasses clinical experience, scholarly activity, and didactic instruction.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is the largest and most advanced provider of healthcare in the region, with 5 campuses in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Hazleton, totaling roughly 1200 licensed acute care beds. The network provides extensive services to geriatric-age older adults across a variety of medical settings including acute care hospitals, acute rehabilitation units, post-acute care, outpatient primary and specialty care, long term care, and home and facility-based hospice. LVHN functions as a major referral center for neighboring communities within a 50-mile radius.
LVHN’s division of geriatrics, housed within the departments of Family and Internal Medicine, consists of 14 physicians and 11 nurse practitioners who provide care for a vast variety of diagnoses across multiple settings. Our geriatricians have been awarded multiple grant projects and work with family medicine residents and University of South Florida College of Medicine (USF) students to produce unique research projects, abstracts, and case reports yielding publications and presentations on a national level. LVHN has a strong commitment to education as evidenced by its robust graduate medical education department. Given its large, dedicated faculty and access to a wide variety of patients in several different settings, LVHN is able to provide a unique educational experience for its trainees, offering exposure to a wide variety of patient problems, locations of care, and cutting-edge teachers.
U.S. News & World Report
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) is once again Lehigh Valley’s No. 1 regional hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. This is the seventh straight year Lehigh Valley Hospital has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News, which also has recognized the hospital nationally among America’s Best Hospitals in various medical specialties 23 times since 1996.
U.S. News recognized LVH as “high performing” in seven common adult specialties and eight common adult procedures and conditions, including Geriatrics.