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American Hospital Association Recognizes LVH–Hazleton for 75-Year Associateship

American Hospital Association Recognizes LVH–Hazleton for 75-Year Associateship
(L to R) Terrence J. Purcell, President, LVH–Hazleton, and Michael Draine, regional executive, Region 2, AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that it has honored Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton in appreciation for the hospital’s 75 years of participation and leadership in the AHA. The AHA presented the award to Terrence Purcell, President, LVH–Hazleton, on June 23.

Over the past 75 years, LVH–Hazleton (formerly Greater Hazleton Health Alliance and Hazleton General Hospital) has been a leader in advancing health for the patients and communities that it serves. This includes the opening of Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton in 2005 and the merger with Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2013, which continues to add much-needed health resources to the community.  The hospital has 150 beds and provides inpatient acute care, rehab care, emergency care, maternity and home care. It is an accredited Primary Stroke Center and Level IV Trauma Center.

“We thank Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton for their valuable contributions to our field, including increasing access to quality health care, conducting lifesaving research and serving as a model for building effective partnerships that expand health care beyond hospital beds and into communities,” says AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack.

“Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton is proud of its partnership with the American Hospital Association. Seventy-five years is a testament to how much we value AHA’s contributions to improve health care throughout the years,” Purcell says. “We look forward to continuing to advance the health of individuals and communities we serve.”

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